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Center for Teaching and Learning

The Western New England Center for Teaching and Learning provides faculty with access to cutting-edge, empirically validated teaching strategies. Through workshops, faculty presentation, and consultation, the Center serves as a repository for teaching related information and gives students access to faculty who are well trained to be excellent in and out of the classroom. Founded in 2011, the Center continues to build and develop programs focused on teaching and teaching related activities.

Upcoming Events


October 17th: Brown bag Lunch
12:30pm to 2pm
Welcome Center Conference Room
Topic: Teaching Abroad
- Would you like to teach abroad? This brief session will introduce you to teaching our students in an international semester, summer, hybrid or short-term program. Whether you are generally interested or you have specific questions and concerns, you will be able to speak with faculty members experienced with teaching abroad. We look forward to helping orient you to this exciting challenge.

October 19th: New Faculty and Staff Luncheon
Time: 12:30pm to 2pm
Location: Welcome Center Conference Room
Topic: International Students at WNEU
Presenters: Katie Ahlman and Sophia Rios

October 25th: Faculty and Staff Workshop
4pm to 5pm
Bear’s Den
Hillary Bucs, Associate Professor of Theater
Acting Techniques for Classroom Teaching 
- Actors and Professors have a lot in common. They both have to prepare for their role, keep an audience engaged, deal with stage fright or pre-lecture jitters, and make sure that the voice and body is ready for another performance. Hillary Bucs, Associate Professor of Theatre at WNE, will lead a workshop on the benefit of Acting warm ups to help prepare faculty for a successful lecture or discussion. In addition, Hillary will include some possible ice breakers and warm up games for any discipline.

October 26th: CTL Advisory Board Meeting
Time: 12:30-2pm
Location: Emerson G00 

 

2017-2018 FACULTY & STAFF WORKSHOP SERIES

 

OCTOBER

October 17th: Brown bag Lunch
12:30pm to 2pm
Welcome Center Conference Room
Topic: Teaching Abroad
- Would you like to teach abroad? This brief session will introduce you to teaching our students in an international semester, summer, hybrid or short-term program. Whether you are generally interested or you have specific questions and concerns, you will be able to speak with faculty members experienced with teaching abroad. We look forward to helping orient you to this exciting challenge.

October 25th: Faculty and Staff Workshop
4pm to 5pm
Bear’s Den
Hillary Bucs, Associate Professor of Theater
Acting Techniques for Classroom Teaching 
- Actors and Professors have a lot in common. They both have to prepare for their role, keep an audience engaged, deal with stage fright or pre-lecture jitters, and make sure that the voice and body is ready for another performance. Hillary Bucs, Associate Professor of Theatre at WNE, will lead a workshop on the benefit of Acting warm ups to help prepare faculty for a successful lecture or discussion. In addition, Hillary will include some possible ice breakers and warm up games for any discipline.

NOVEMBER

November 15th: Faculty and Staff Workshop
4pm to 5pm
Bear’s Den
Dr. William Force
Tweeting while Teaching, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Social Media
- Teachers often find themselves in the position of conveying information to groups for whom there is little “personal” investment in the subject. Drawing from my experiences as a professor in a small, private university I explore the use of social media in overcoming this barrier to learning. Included will be a discussion of the ways in which social media technologies (like “smart” phones) and social media webpages (Twitter, Wikipedia, YouTube, and photo sharing sites like Pinterest) can develop student interest and critical thought. In particular, I will describe my integration of Twitter into the course as a way to engage student interest in topics which they may otherwise find either dull or objectionable.

November 16th: Brownbag Lunch
12:30pm to 2pm
Welcome Center Conference Room
Topic: LBGTQ at WNEU

2017-2018 NEW FACULTY LUNCHEON SERIES

 

October 19th: New Faculty and Staff Luncheon
Time: 12:30pm to 2pm
Location: Welcome Center Conference Room
Topic: International Students at WNEU
Presenters: Katie Ahlman and Sophia Rios

November 14th: New Faculty and Staff Luncheon
Time: 12:30pm to 2pm
Location: Welcome Center Conference Room
Topic: What Does the NSSE (National Survey of Student Engagement) Mean for WNEU?
Presenters: Josephine Rodriguez and Lisa Hansen


December 7th: New Faculty and Staff Luncheon
Time: 12:30pm to 2pm
Location: Welcome Center Conference Room
Topic: Supporting Student-Athletes at WNEU
Presenters: Drs. Sharianne Walker and Stephen Adamshick

 

CTL Advisory Board Meetings

October 26th: CTL Advisory Board Meeting
Time: 12:30-2pm
Location: Emerson G00