Spring 2012 events
CTE Workshops: Ron Stewart (AHEAD) on Insuring Accessibility in Teaching, CLC 308
Thursday, January 12 ? afternoon workshops (see times below)
Do you use Blackboard or other electronic resources in your classes? Ever considered the implications for your students with disabilities? Ron Stewart of the Association for Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) will be on campus this week to provide guidance on how to make your courses as accessible as possible.
1:00-2:15 pm Universal Design for Instruction and Distance Learning
2:30-3:45 pm Insuring Curricular Accessibility
4:00-5:15 pm Universal Design for Instruction and Distance Learning (repeat of 1pm session)
CTE Presentation & Discussion: Apps for Academics
Wednesday January 18 ? 3:15 ? 4:15, CLC 308
Get a new iPad for Christmas? Just looking for ways to justify to yourself your recent (or intended) purchase of a cool new tablet? Listen to Matt Dunch, S.J.'s recommendations and tell us about your own.
CTE Workshops: Three-part Series on Course Design
Wednesday, January 25, 1:30 - 3:30 (first of three workshops in the series)
CTE Happy Hour sponsored by Mark Meyer, Dean of the College of Social Science, Health, and Education
Friday, January 27, 3 ? 5pm, CTE Faculty Lounge (CLC 317)
CTE Workshop: Designing and Assessing Student Writing
Tuesday, January 31, 2:30 ? 3:45, CLC 308
Join Kristine Johnson, Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Writing Program, for this practical workshop on student writing. This workshop is especially intended all faculty who are interested in designing and assessing writing assignments more effectively.
Faculty Discussion with Dr. Uri Treisman (University of Texas): ?Quantitative Literacy: Closing the Gaps?
Monday, February 6, 1:30 - 2:45, McDonald Library room 130
The CTE highly recommends this presentation and discussion for all faculty members concerned or interested in Quantitative Literacy. Sponsored by the FLC on Quantitative Literacy and co-sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, the CTE and the Office of Diversity and Equity.
CTE Lunch: 2011 CTE Faculty Fellows Presentation
Tuesday, February 7, 1:00 ? 2:00 pm, CTE Faculty Lounge
Join Mike Goldweber, the 2011 Conway Fellow for Jesuit Education, and Diane Ceo-DiFrancesco, the 2011 CTE Faculty Fellow for International Education for informal presentations and discussions of their fellowship projects. This is a great chance to hear some of the exciting work in global interaction, academic service learning, and language education that these two pursued in the last several months.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org appreciated.
CTE and Library Workshop: Tools for Grading and Student Peer Review
Wednesday, February 8, 3:00 ? 4:15 pm, CLC room 308
Tired of lugging stacks of papers all over town and scribbling illegible feedback in the margins for hours on end? Hands on demonstrations of several digital tools that can be used for providing valuable feedback and grading student essays as well as for student peer-review will be covered. Peer-review allows students' to build their competence as critical evaluators by evaluating each other's work which can significantly strengthen their own writing ability. Tools for grading and commenting will include Word, Adobe Acrobat Pro and Turnitin.com. Workshop participants will have the chance to use the Peer-Review and GradeMark features of Turnitin.com during the session.
Please bring along a laptop if you have one.
CTE Lunch: Philosophy, Politics and the Public ? what it is and how you can engage it
Tuesday, February 14, 12:00 ? 1:30 pm, CTE Faculty Lounge
Join colleagues and students to learn more about the PPP Honors program and find out how you might participate in the future. Faculty from all three colleges are encouraged to join us for this lunch. RSVP to email@example.com appreciated.
CTE Happy Hour
Friday, February 17, 3 ? 5 pm, CTE Faculty Lounge
CTE Workshop Series on Course Design: Part 2 of 3
Wednesday, February 22, 1:30 ? 3:30 pm, CLC 308
CTE Panel Discussion: Team-based Learning with IF-AT Scratch-off Forms.
Tuesday, February 28, 1:30 ? 2:45, CLC 308
Thought scratch-offs were just for fast-food promotions and lottery tickets? Come to this panel to hear about the IF-AT scratch-off forms that some of your colleagues are now using to promote learning. Panelists drawn from all three colleges will present the psychological theories behind the IF-AT cards as well as their own experiences using them in Xavier classes.
Panelists: Kathy Hart (Psychology), George Gordon (Management and Entrepreneurship), Amy Whipple (History) and Rachel Chrastil (History)
CTE Workshops: Kevin Barry (Notre Dame) on Evaluating Teaching and Learning
Thursday - Friday, March 15 - 16
Kevin Barry, Interim Director of the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Notre Dame will present workshops on strategies and tools for effectively evaluating teaching and learning. More information and documents related to Notre Dame's process for evaluating teaching are available here.
CTE Happy Hour - sponsored by the Jesuit Community of Xavier University
Friday, March 16, 3:00-5:00 CTE Faculty Lounge
CTE Workshop Series on Course Design: Part 3 of 3
Wednesday, March 21, 1:30-3:30 CLC Room 308
CTE & DS Presentation: "What is the Digital Humanities"
Tuesday, March 27, 2:30 - 3:45 pm CLC Room 308
GCCCU Conference Integrating Technology to Engage 21st Century Learners Cintas Center
Friday, March 30 details on GCCCU website
FLC Presentation: International Experiences
Thursday, April 12, 11:45 - 1:00 pm
CTE Brown Bag Lunch: Urban Agriculture as a Classroom
Monday, April 16, 11:30 am - 12:20pm, CTE Faculty Lounge
Join Kathleen Smythe (History), Elizabeth Groppe (Theology), Molly Robertshaw (Center for Faith and Justice) and Ann Dougherty (Sustainability Coordinator) to talk about the NEXUS Community Garden, plans for an urban farm at Xavier, and the ways that agriculture has been and might be used to enhance student learning at Xavier.
CTE Roundtable on Faculty Fulbright Awards
Tuesday, April 17, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, CLC 308
Members of the FLC on International Experiences encourage you to consider the possibilties that a Fulbright faculty fellowship provides to teach or conduct research in another country. Hear of their experiences and learn about the application process. The panelists will include Kathleen Smythe, Rachel Chrastil and David Mengel.
FLC Presentation: Quantitative Literacy
Friday, April 20, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, CLC 308
CTE Happy Hour - Sponsored by the office of the President, Father Michael Graham, S. J.
Friday, April 20, 3:00-5:00
FLC Presentation: The Future of Cincinnati
Monday, April 23, 12:00-1:30 CTE Lounge
Taking the Next Step with PowerPoint
Monday, April 30, 2012
Exam Week Donuts and Bagels
Tuesday - Friday May 1 -4, CTE Faculty Lounge