The Teaching & Learning Forum was created by a group of faculty in 1992. The Forum offers retreats, book groups, workshops, collaborative projects, and other initiatives in support of faculty development. Activities are directed by the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (TLA) Committee , a standing committee of the Faculty Senate, and the appointed coordinator who also serves as chair of the TLA Committee. Forum offices are located in Room 326 of the Stewart Library. The office is staffed year round. Please visit our library of books and materials on teaching and learning, including updated versions of MLA, APA and AMA manuals for publication and editing.
The following conferences/events are not sponsored by or affiliated with the Teaching and Learning Forum. For more information about them, please click on their respective links.
If you've ever been curious about the impact of creating community, teaching innovation, or global learning on student success, then these programs are for you! The Association for American Colleges and Universities is hosting a number of webinars this fall focused on these and other topics of interest.
Feel free to take advantage of this valuable service at no charge since WSU is a member institution. You will need to create an account with AAC&U to access the webinars, but doing so is very easy.
Follow the instructions on the AAC& U website to create your account, then register for any or all of the webinars. Check the webinar titles and dates below. Learn what you can do to promote student success!
Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom
Cornell University’s Center for Teaching Innovation is launching a massive open online course (MOOC) for educators, “Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom,” one of the first online courses to guide instructors in exploring frameworks and strategies for building and sustaining inclusive learning environments. U.S.-based and higher-education-centered, the five-week course is for anyone with teaching responsibilities, at any level of diversity expertise. Registration for the course is open now.
The course features:
- compelling voices and stories from students and faculty
- opportunities to reflect on social identity, both your own and students'
- an introduction to key research on inclusion and student-centered learning
- an emphasis on assessing your own course design through the lens of inclusion
- a learning community guide to help form a cohort at your institution.
Please get in touch with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Online Teaching Seminar
Thursday-Saturday, November 14-16, 2019
Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah
This annual seminar is intended for college and university faculty (of ALL subject areas) who teach fully online or hybrid/blended courses.
Details and Online Registration:
Discount Registration & Fee Payment Deadline: Wednesday, September 25, 2019Â Â
Red Rock Great Teaching Retreat
Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab, Utah
This annual retreat is intended for ALL college and university faculty of ALL subject areas.
Details and Online Registration:
Discount Registration & Fee Payment Deadline: Wednesday, December 18, 2019
OCTOBER 18, 2019
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Since 1993, thousands of educators in colleges and universities from across the country and globe have participated in this interdisciplinary conference to share results from Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) projects and to discuss innovative teaching techniques. The Summit offers concurrent sessions on individual and collaborative SoTL projects, cutting-edge issues in pedagogy, and student learning in a relaxed, congenial atmosphere. There are also opportunities for participants to network with fellow educators. Participants report that they have learned many new ideas they were able to bring back to campus, and that they have been energized by interacting with a collegial community of educators invested in excellent teaching practices.
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Call for Proposals
August 5-7, 2019 Conference on Innovative Strategies to Advance Student Learning
Traverse City, MI
October 18 - 20, 2019 Conference on Advancing Teaching and Learning
Save money on registration fees when you register by September 17th! Regular registration rates end on Sept 17th. Plenary speakers include Kathleen Gabriel, California State University, Chico and Lynne Gillette, Lake Superior State University. We are excited to utilize the newly constructed conference center at the Park Place Hotel! Enjoy the fall colors, the quaint downtown, locally owned shops and restaurants. This town is a popular travel destination for the fall color tours.
November 15 - 18, 2019 Original Lilly Conference
The full schedule for the 38th annual Original Lilly Conference is now complete and online. Join us on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, November 15-18, 2018. The Early Bird registration deadline ($50 off registration) is October 1. Registration is limited to 600 participants; register early to avoid the rush!
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching
Now available: Volume 29, number 2 (2018), focusing on It Is All About the Learning. Coming Soon: Volume 29, numbers 3 & 4 (2018) focusing on Academic Integrity and Ethical Behavior in College Students.
Twice monthly contributors share approaches to address contemporary issues in today's higher education classrooms. Unlike typical blogs, each post describes or analyzes a relevant topic with cited references. These brief writings include discussion questions that can be used to facilitate conversations in seminars with graduate students, TA training, or faculty brown-bag lunches. Subscribe to receive notifications when a new publication is posted.
Are you trying to publish for tenure and promotion? Do you have some research focused on teaching and learning? Here are some selected journals on teaching and learning to which you could send your submission. Good luck!
The Digital New York Times at Weber State University
Weber State University faculty, students, and staff will have full complimentary access to the New York Times online (NYTimes.com) thanks to a university wide subscription that includes New York Times mobile apps, international editions and archives.
The New York Times initiative supports Weber State’s emphasis on promoting student success, fostering inclusion and diversity, supporting active learning and promoting global awareness by providing access to the International, Chinese language and Spanish language editions of the daily publication, as well as providing access to The New York Times’ historical archives and educational resources for teaching faculty. The initiative is sponsored by the Office of the Provost.
NYTimes.com covers a variety of topics through breaking news articles, blogs, videos, opinion and interactive features. With the subscription, users will be able to share content on social networks, save articles of interest, subscribe to email newsletters and set up personalized alerts. Access to NYTimes.com is available from any location, on or off campus.
So, what do you need to do to access the online offerings of The New York Times? It's easy! Create an account by following the steps below:
1. Go to accessnyt.com
2. Type in the name of the university, "Weber State University"
3. You will be given instructions for logging in
5. When you go back to nytimes.com and log in, you should be able to see your name in the top right hand corner
If you are interested in accessing instructional tools right now, The New York Times in Education is a growing library (16+) discipline-specific curated content from influential educators around the world. Faculty and instructors have access to various teaching strategies, articles, discussion questions, case studies and more to support integration of content from The New York Times into the curriculum.
If you have questions about the transition, contact the Teaching and Learning Forum. We'll send you another email as the digital date approaches. Let's go digital!
-Colleen Packer and Rachel Cox-