Past workshop resources

If you weren't able to attend this webinar and would like resources, please contact Abby Bigg at or x7648

In this popular event, Amy Skyles presented about Twine, a "create your own adventure" tool. Dr. Beth Cudney shared ScoopIt, a content curation site; and Dr. Dan Reardon presented on how to modify online quizzes to improve objective assessment. Slides from the presentations can be found below. 

Reardon slides - online quizzes

Skyles slides - twine

"Non-tenure Track Faculty Affairs: Discussion on CRRs"

Teaching Professor Steph Fitch led a discussion about the collected rules and regulations for non-tenure-track faculty. There is an IFC committee examining the CRRs for NTT faculty; Jossalyn Larson and Joan Schuman from that committee shared an update and what areas are being addressed. 

If you would like the slides from the PowerPoint presentation, please email Abby Bigg, CERTI Coordinator, at Information about non-tenure-track faculty affairs can be found on the Office of the Provost website. 

This 40-minute discussion led by Dr. Gragg, Dr. Huebner, and Dr. Crow involves addressing questions like: "Why did I choose to become a professor?" "How is learning accomplished effectively?"

"Surprising Uses of PowerPoint to Increase Student Engagement," a videotaped presentation by Klaus Woelk, chemistry associate professor. 

"Making Homework More Effective,” part 2  Go here to see a video of the presentation as Bonnie Bachman, professor of economics; Dan Reardon, assistant professor of English and technical communication, and Don Wunsch, professor, electrical and computer engineering, share homework ideas that can be used across disciplines to develop collaborative learning and higher-order thinking skills.

View the video of "Making Homework More Effective" featuring Greg Story, associate professor of physics, and Jeff Thomas, associate teaching professor of civil, architectural, and environmental engineering. Their discussions covered online vs. traditional homework, cheating, discrepancies between homework and test grades, incentivizing homework, and other issues.

The faculty learning workshop, "Mission Possible: Motivating Students to Learn!" featured 10 highly motivating instructors, as rated by end-of-course evaluations, moderated round-table discussions: Olivia Burgess, Petra DeWitt, Jim Drallmeier, Ralph Flori, Merilee Krueger, Irina Ivliyeva, Melanie Mormile, Yinfa Ma, John McManus, and Jana Neiss. 

Resources: Here is a compilation of tips and strategies for motivating students that resulted from the table discussions.  

Curators' Teaching Summit: "Tackling Emerging Student Issues in the Classroom"

Watch a video recording (no longer available) of the Summit featuring Connie Arthur, of the Student Accessibility and Testing office; Cheryl Downey-Eber, of the Testing Center, and Ross Gubrud, of the Counseling, Student Accessibility and Testing, and Student Wellness office. They discussed student disabilities and medications, as well as the usage of the Testing Center.