Peer Reviewer Development Series

January 5, 6, & 7, 2022
10:00-10:50 a.m.

Teaching observations benefit instructors: a peer observer can help faculty achieve their teaching goals by illuminating how particular teaching and learning practices are working and guiding peers to consider next steps in continuous improvement. Also teaching observation reports are often part of award and promotion processes. Observing someone’s teaching is like other skills we have—it takes dedicated practice and time. If you want to develop these skills further, sign up below for this three-part series.

Register online now to reserve your spot!

2021 – 2022
Brave Space Coffee Hour: A Time to Discuss Higher Education Topics with Faculty Colleagues

You are invited to attend Brave Space Coffee Hour. In these Zoom-based sessions, you can discuss topics relevant to higher education professionals as you practice discussion facilitation techniques and research-based strategies for co-creating knowledge in inclusive classrooms. Please bring your thoughts and a cup of your favorite tea or coffee.

Each month, we will post a topic to inspire discussion. We have a growing list of timely topics, chosen to elicit thoughtful dialogue, however, Brave Space discussions tend to be far-ranging in nature. This is by design, to encourage academic discourse.

All fall 2021 sessions have been completed. Please check back for information on future sessions.

Focus on Teaching and Learning: Lunch and Learn Series

This series is a collaborative effort with Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment and aims to build your skills and knowledge while engaging in conversation and discussion with colleagues during a lunch and learn format. Connect your work with the workshop topic and leave with concrete ideas for incorporating it into your classroom experience.

Check back for the spring 2022 schedule.

DEIA Workshop Series

This series of workshops designed for faculty will heighten awareness of and provide worthwhile practice with issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access as they relate to the college classroom. Faculty who complete the five experiences will earn certificates of completion.

Identifying and Reducing Implicit Bias in Pedagogical Decision-Making
Asynchronous via Blackboard
This workshop affords participants a chance to explore some common types of implicit bias as they relate to education and fosters opportunities to think through ways to reduce these types of bias in higher education courses. Please register online to participate.

Establishing Civility and Positive Climate in Your Teaching Environment
Asynchronous via Blackboard
This workshop affords participants a chance to explore strategies for fostering civil behavior and positive climate in their courses. Please register online to participate.

Problematizing Identity and Intersectionality on the College Campus
Asynchronous via Blackboard
Explore the topics of identity and intersectionality as they relate to college teaching and learning. Please register online to attend.

Transparent Teaching: An Evidence-Based Inclusive Practice
Asynchronous via Blackboard
Evidence shows that making assignments transparent can positively impact students’ course performance and remove barriers to student success. Transparent teaching practices help to make classrooms inclusive and to create equitable learning experiences. Please register online to participate.

Navigating Challenges of Diversity in the Classroom
Asynchronous via Blackboard
Work through reality-based classroom scenarios dealing with issues of diversity and inclusion using a framework designed to build equity literacy. Please register online to participate.