Workshops and Events

Our workshops are more than presentations on teaching. They are designed to replicate the experience of active, inquiry-driven learning so participants can imagine and reflect on what it might be like to try an evidence-based strategy, method, or technique in their own classrooms. Our workshops for faculty and instructional staff focus on course design and teaching practices that are shown to lead to improved student learning. Workshops for graduate students focus on preparation for the academic job market.

Summer 2022 Workshops for Faculty and Instructional Staff
Preparing for a Successful (and Better!) Semester

As you gear up for the semester, we invite you to gather with colleagues and plan two of the earliest and most important interactions you have with your students. The syllabus and first day of class set the tone for your entire course, so investing some time and energy in preparing these important elements before the semester begins can pay off for both you and your students once the course is underway. Join us for two highly interactive workshops that will help you ensure a successful start and prepare you and your students for a great semester. Click on a workshop title to learn more and to register.

Writing an Effective Syllabus
August 15, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
ITLAL Underground (Library 69)

Planning an Engaging First Day of Class
August 15, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
ITLAL Underground (Library 69)

Fall 2022 Workshops for Faculty and Instructional Staff
Teaching to Minimize Stress and Burnout

The challenges of the past two and a half years have led many faculty to feel overburdened and overwhelmed by the demands of teaching. Good intentions and concern for student learning may lead dedicated teachers to respond to these challenges by taking on more work for themselves: but that isn’t the only answer. ITLAL’s Fall 2022 workshops are focused on low-labor, easy to implement teaching strategies that help students do the work of learning, both during class and on their own. Gather with colleagues to learn how to support yourself as you support your students! Click on any workshop title to learn more and to register.

Helping Students Do Work in Lectures
Thursday, September 8, 10:30 – 11:50 am
ITLAL Underground (Library 69)

Less Feedback = More Learning
Wednesday, September 14, 11:40 am – 1:00 pm
ITLAL Underground (Library 69)

Using Reflection to Help Students Take Charge of Their Own Learning
Tuesday, September 20, 1:30 – 2:50 pm
ITLAL Underground (Library 69)

Summer 2022 Event for Graduate Students

College Teaching Symposium for Graduate Students
Friday, August 19, 2022
Morning workshop, 10:00 – 11:30 am: Being a Confident, Credible New Teacher or Teaching Assistant
Afternoon workshop, 1:00 – 2:30 pm: Grow a Better Learner

Fall 2022 Workshops for Graduate Students
Preparing for the Job Market

The academic job market is more competitive than ever, and it is crucial that prospective candidates have carefully prepared and tailored the materials that search committees typically request as part of an application. In this three-part series, you will learn the secrets of how to prepare a CV, cover letter, and teaching statement that will get you noticed. This series of short, high-impact workshops will provide you with the resources and support you need as you apply for faculty positions. Click on a workshop title to learn more and to register.

Prepare for the Academic Job Market: Effective CV’s
Wednesday, October 12, 11:40 am – 1:00 pm

Prepare for the Academic Job Market: Effective Cover Letters
Thursday, October 20, 1:10 – 2:30 pm

Prepare for the Academic Job Market: Effective Teaching Statements
Friday, October 28, 1:10 – 2:30 pm