Past workshop resources

  • Walking Through Promotion & Tenure
  • Troubleshooting Teams
  • What is CAFE?
  • Student Engagement at a Distance
  • Faculty Response to Student Mental Health
  • Conversations at Work
  • Non-Tenure Track Faculty Affairs: CRRs
  • Teaching Philosophy Workshop

Walking Through Promotion & Tenure

Troubleshooting Teams

What is CAFE?

Student Engagement at a Distance

Best Practices for Teaching Distance

Here is a recording of the event

To tour a distance classroom, or to learn more about distance education, email

Faculty Response to Student Mental Health

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

Conversations at Work

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: CRRs

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

Teaching Professor Steph Fitch led 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

Teaching Philosophy Workshop

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?"

Teaching Topics for Non-Tenure Track Faculty



Tenure Expectations for Teaching: What Assistant Professors Need to Know 

Working With Student Teams

Troubleshooting Teams Resources

Assessing Student Learning

Discussion notes about Student Thinking Skills

Discussion notes about Classroom Assessment Techniques

PowerPoint from Session 3


Classroom Technology Issues

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

 Homework Effectiveness

"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.

Teaching Millennials

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 are a complilation of tips and strategies for motivating students that resulted from the table discussions.  


Using Testing Center and Disability Services

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

Watch a video recording of the Summit featuring Connie Arthur, of the Disability Support office; Cheryl Downey-Eber, of the Testing Center, and Ross Gubrud, of the Counseling, Disability Support and Student Wellness office. They discussed student disabilities and medications, as well as usage of the Testing Center.