Workshops and Conferences
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of instructors at every stage of their teaching career. All full and part-time faculty members will find participation in CETL programs a welcoming opportunity for exploring teaching and student learning in a collegial setting.
We hold various afternoon workshops throughout the year where we have Conversations on...
Teaching. Full and part-time instructors gather to discuss topics related to improving teaching and learning. Sessions typically begin with a short presentation followed by discussion with workshop participants.
Advising. Faculty and staff who advise students gather to discussed improved advising practices.
Technology. Full and part-time instructors meet to discuss and try out new technologies related to improving teaching and learning.
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Full and Part-time instructors gather to explore topics for research and meet as writing groups for support.
The Core. Faculty and Staff meet to discuss matters of working on and implementing our general education core.
Information Literacy. Full and Part-time instrucotrs meet to discuss ways ot integrate library research and information literacy into their classes.
The dates for Conversations on... 2013-2014 are
Wednesday, September 18th from 4-5 PM in Rasmussen
Wednesday, October 16th from 4-5 PM in Rasmussen
Wednesday, November 13th from 4-5 PM in Krumm Computer Labs
Wednesday, January 15th from 4-5 PM in Rasmussen
Wednesday, February 12th from 4-5 PM in Krumm Computer Labs
Wednesday, March 12th from 4-5 PM in Rasmussen
Part-time Faculty Orientation and Development
Grand View University is committed to providing an exceptional classroom environment for its students with learning facilitated by first-rate instructors. To that end, faculty development is a high priority in our community. All Part-time faculty are under contractual obligation to attend at least one faculty development event per semester. Presentations and dialogue offer ideas to enhance student learning through practical advice on basic teaching practices. Part-time reception and orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 14th, from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. In addition, click HERE to see the schedule of Saturday trinaing sessions for the 2013-2014 academic year.
We hold short, hands-on training throughout the year. This year's schedule can be found HERE.
This is an annual multiple-day event taking place in late spring or early summer. Faculty and staff members gather to learn how to be more effective in their roles at Grand View. Nationally-known experts come to campus to share their knowledge and facilitate the sessions.
Transforming Lives Through a Mentoring Community
Tuesday, May 28, 11:30 a.m. lunch and 12:30-4:00 p.m. session,
Iowa Events Center All campus community event for faculty and staff
In his presentation, Dr. Johnson will explore the practical ways that all sections of the university can work to create a “mentoring community,” enabling students to explore questions of identity, meaning, and purpose in their lives. He will focus on ways we can collaborate across disciplines and offices to help nourish and enrich our students’ experiences. Participants can expect this session to be creative and interactive, allowing “ample time for rich interdisciplinary exchange, intellectual rigor, and creative work on personal, professional, and institutional goals.”
Tuesday’s Guest Speaker:
Dr. Chris Johnson, Ph.D.
Dr. Chris Johnson is Director for Vocation and Integrative Learning and Associate Director of the Center for Servant Leadership at Gustavus Adolphus College. He has a Ph.D. in theology, ethics and culture from the University of Iowa and teaches courses in theology and ethics. Chris has recently facilitated a state-wide workshop for Iowa community colleges and led numerous workshops at Nebraska Wesleyan University on creating an institutional ethos of vocational reflection. We are proud to welcome him to our community.
CONCURRENT SESSIONS - Faculty and Interested Staff
Wednesday through Friday:
Nuts and Bolts
Wednesday, May 29, 1:15-4:30 p.m.,
Come learn about advising in the new core and the Blackboard tools that will make your assessment lives easier. All those interested in academic advising are welcome.
Facilitators for each session are listed below:
Advising in the Core: Wendy Fedler and Debbie Gannon
Technology Tools and Assessing the Core: John Lyden and Karly Good
How to Teach Outcomes
Thursday, May 30 & Friday, May 31, 1:15-4:30 p.m.,
So your course proposals have been approved for both your major and the core. Congratulations! Now you need to teach the outcomes you selected. Come to these sessions to brainstorm and develop practical activities to help you reach your course goals. Between the two days of these sessions, all seven outcomes will be covered at least twice. Everyone teaching a class with these outcomes is encouraged to attend. If you bring your syllabus, assignments you would like to plan, and a willingness to work, you won’t walk away empty handed.
Facilitators for each session are listed below:
Why Grey Matter Matters: The CI Outcome: Chad Timm and Josh Call
Visions of a Global Classroom: The GA Outcome: Sarah Miller Boelts and Idit Hazan
There's More to Life than Google: The IL Outcome: Kevin Gannon and Amy Getty
Beyond Just Talking: The OC Outcome: Kristin Larsen and Marcia Roth
Flaunt the Quant: The QC Outcome: Kevin Gannon
Character, Calling and Big Questions: The V Outcome: Chris Johnson (This year’s guest speaker)
Processing the Writing Process: The WC Outcome: Josh Call and Marcia Roth