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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

 

February 21st
Title: How Khan Can Work for Your Course
Location and Time: Bear’s Den (Campus Center), 4pm
Presenter: James Morgan, Director of the Math Center

 

This workshop will focus on how to (fairly) easily produce instructional videos in the style of Khan Academy with a minimum of investment of both time and money.  We will discuss the specific hardware items that need to be obtained, the types of software needed to illustrate and record the video, and the methods by which recorded videos can be made available to students.  As time permits, we will also discuss strategies for production and closed-captioning for students with disabilities.  Demonstration videos will be provided as part of the talk, and equipment will be on hand to try if you so wish.  For an introduction to the Khan Academy, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/user/khanacademy.

 

March 14th & March 15
Title: Registration and Advising Changes for Fall 2018
Location and Time: Digital Learning Center, D'Amour Library (3/14 - 4pm) or (3/15 - 12:30pm)
Presenters: Suzanne Orlando

Student registration for the fall 2018 semester, which will take place following the usual mid-March advising and early-April registration schedule, will be done on an entirely new Student Records and Registration System.  The new Student Records system is a major part of the ongoing Enterprise-U project to replace the University’s legacy information systems with modern, highly-integrated and industry standard systems.
This session includes a demonstration of the new system from both the student and advisor perspective.

2017-2018 FACULTY & STAFF WORKSHOP SERIES

 

February 21st
Title:How Khan Can Work for Your Course
Location and Time: Bear’s Den (Campus Center), 4pm
Presenter:James Morgan, Director of the Math Center

Presentation 

This workshop will focus on how to (fairly) easily produce instructional videos in the style of Khan Academy with a minimum of investment of both time and money.  We will discuss the specific hardware items that need to be obtained, the types of software needed to illustrate and record the video, and the methods by which recorded videos can be made available to students.  As time permits, we will also discuss strategies for production and closed-captioning for students with disabilities.  Demonstration videos will be provided as part of the talk, and equipment will be on hand to try if you so wish.  For an introduction to the Khan Academy, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/user/khanacademy.

 

March 14th & March 15
Title: Registration and Advising Changes for Fall 2018
Location and Time: Digital Learning Center, D'Amour Library (3/14 - 4pm) or (3/15 - 12:30pm)
Presenters: Suzanne Orlando - Please RSVP to Suzanne.Orlando@wne.edu

Student registration for the fall 2018 semester, which will take place following the usual mid-March advising and early-April registration schedule, will be done on an entirely new Student Records and Registration System.  The new Student Records system is a major part of the ongoing Enterprise-U project to replace the University’s legacy information systems with modern, highly-integrated and industry standard systems.
This session includes a demonstration of the new system from both the student and advisor perspective.

 

April 11th 
Title: An Introduction to Open Education Resources: Providing Low Cost and No Cost Materials to the WNE Community
Location and Time: Bear’s Den (Campus Center), 4pm
Presenters: Heidi Ellis, Professor of Computer Science and Information Technology, Vicky Ludwig, Collection Development Librarian/Reference Coordinator
 

With textbook costs always on the rise, as well as the cost of education, now is a good time to consider less expensive learning options for your students. Join us as we explore Open Education Resources. It is not true that you always get your money’s worth! We will look at  several platforms that offer free and low cost textbooks and supplemental materials, as well as hybrid OER in the form of databases  already available through the WNE D'Amour library  that provide access to books and media at no additional cost to your or your students. Restructuring curriculums and mindsets is always a challenge, but  even small changes can enhance  students’ education at little or no cost. If you already are making use of any OER material, please come prepared to share your experience with the rest of us.  

 

2017-2018 Brown Bag lunches

Thursday, February 22nd
Topic: How Khan Can Work for Your Course
Location and Time: Welcome Center Conference Room

Join us for a follow-up discussion of James Morgan's workshop on the Khan Academy resources.

 

Thursday, March 8th
Location and Time: Welcome Center Conference Room, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Back by popular demand, former Fullbrighters on the faculty will introduce us to the extensive catalogue of programs available worldwide for faculty and students through the U.S. Department of State's Fullbright Scholar Program and help answer questions you may have about applying for such programs.

Tuesday, April 17th
Topic: MERLOT OER
Location and Time: Herman 204

Join us for a follow-up discussion of Heidi Ellis and Vicky Ludwig's workshop on Open Educational Resources (OER), the focus of which will be on the use of MERLOT. MERLOT is one of the largest international OER services, providing a wide range of teaching and faculty development services. For more information on MERLOT, visit their website

 

2017-2018 NEW FACULTY LUNCHEON SERIES


Tuesday, February 13th
Topic:The Annual Review Process
Location and Time:Welcome Center Conference Room, 12:30-2:00PM

Tuesday, March 13th
Topic:The First-Year Program
Location and Time: Welcome Center Conference Room, 12:30-2:00PM

Thursday, April 19th
Topic:Advising Students
Location and Time: Welcome Center Conference Room, 12:30-2:00PM

 

CTL Advisory Board Meetings

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