Due to the COVID 19 recommendations, we will be moving a portion of the Teaching and Learning Celebration - Faculty Symposium to an online format this year. First, congratulations to the Presidential Innovative Teaching Award Recipients. We encourage you to access information to learn more about them and their approaches to teaching. We also want to recognize faculty who received funding from the RS&PG Teaching Innovation Awards. Finally, there are poster presentations from faculty who submitted their work for presentation at the symposium. We appreciate their willingness to move their posters to an online format. Look for more information in the fall regarding the presentations that were not conducive to online delivery. We will provide opportunities for those groups to participate then.
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.
Learn new course design tips from the comfort of your own office!
Join WSU Online Instructional Designers for these live, online 30-minute info sessions followed by time for questions and answers. You can attend any that interest you or attend them all! Sign up through Training Tracker, and we’ll send you the info to join the webinar when it’s available.
3/13/20 @ 1:00pm 672-25 Humanizing Your Online Course
3/27/20 @ 1:00pm 672-26 Tips for Designing Mobile-Friendly Courses
4/10/20 @ 1:00pm 672-30 Improving Course Accessibility
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 email@example.com.
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-