Faculty and Staff

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.

Conversations On...

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 instructors meet to discuss ways to integrate library research and information literacy into their classes.

The dates for Conversations on... 2014-2015 are

  • Tuesday, September 16th from 4-5 PM in Rasmussen
  • Wednesday, October 1st from 4-5 PM in Rasmussen
  • Monday, November 3rd from 4-5 PM in Krumm Computer Labs
  • Spring dates TBD

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 in August.  In addition, click HERE to see the schedule of Saturday training sessions for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Summer Institute

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.


The Championship Workplace & Lunch

Friday, May 23, 12:00 p.m. picnic lunch and 1:00-3:00 p.m. session,
Viking Theatre                                     
All campus community event for faculty and staff

Courage, mental toughness, and the ability to change and adapt quickly are just a few characteristics that all championship team members possess. Yet, it is impossible to obtain any sort of long-lasting success without the help of others. As a member of the Nebraska 1994 National Championship football team, Aaron will share the best practices of successful teams and characteristics of being an amazing teammate on the Grand View Championship Workplace Team.

Friday's Guest Speaker: Mr. Aaron Davis

Aaron Davis is a noted authority on peak performance and championship team-work. He has had the privilege of sharing his insights on the possibility of human potential with over a million people throughout the United States and abroad. He is the author of the inspiring book 10 Minute Truths and the co-author of two others. While in college at the University of Nebraska, Aaron had the good fortune of being a member of the 1994 National Championship football team. Aaron is quick to remind audiences that the awards and accolades they receive are all fantastic, but true success and excellence first begins with those you care about and love the most.

Three-Part Teaching Workshop:
Team-Based Learning: A Teaching and Learning Circle
Tuesday-Thursday, May 27-29, 1:15-4:30 p.m.,
Rasmussen Center
Join in on the excitement of Team-Based Learning (TBL), a highly effective, research-based teaching methodology implemented in many disciplines and throughout the world. Team-Based Learning (TBL) is an increasingly-popular form of flipped-classroom where small-group learning can be implemented effectively in small or large classes. TBL teachers report high levels of student attendance, preparation, participation and critical thinking. TBL students report enjoying class and being more motivated and actively engaged. Collaboration in teams provides students with valuable experience that is reflective of problem solving in real-life workplace environments. Just like on the job, participants are expected to be responsible and prepared as individuals and then bring their best efforts into group activities.


Guest Speaker: Dr. Holly Bender

Dr. Holly Bender is a veterinary clinical pathologist who is focused on creating tools and methods to improve higher education, especially in the areas of diagnostic skills and problem solving. She is the Associate Director of the Iowa State University Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Director of the Preparing Future Faculty program and the Graduate Student Teaching Certificate.  She has received 28 teaching awards and 10 teaching honors including those on the College, University, State and National level. She is dedicated to the improvement of higher education through scholarly research and software development and brings together experts from a wide range of disciplines including instructional design and evaluation, veterinary medical informatics, human computer interaction, computer science and clinical pathology. She led the design, development and implementation of a cognitive tool named the Diagnostic Pathfinder.  The Pathfinder is in use in 25 veterinary schools in the US, Canada, Australia, South America and Europe. Recently, she has been collaborating to re-engineer the Diagnostic Pathfinder into an expanded problem solving tool called ThinkSpace with faculty who are motivated to engage their students actively in the fields of education, toxicology, pharmacology, parasitology, internal medicine, anatomic pathology, microbiology, physics, English, statistics, journalism and engineering.