Archived Events

Learning Technology Group: Tools for Promoting Your Personal Brand
Location: HH222, Date: 11/10/2015 12:00:00 PM
Join us to examine options for helping promote yourself and your work on the web, such as faculty web pages, student ePortfolio sites, and blogs. These tools will include WWU's new WordPress environment, social media, and more. Representatives from ATUS, Office of Communications, Web Services, an... more
Learning Technology Group: Sharing Academic Content: Canvas Commons
Location: HH222, Date: 10/21/2015 12:00:00 PM
Join Kevin Dixey, Justina Brown, and John Farquhar to explore the new "Canvas Commons" feature that allows you to share parts of your Canvas course materials to a common online space. You can share an assignment, page, quiz, survey, or even an entire module or course and designate whether ... more
Innovative Teaching Showcase Learning Event
Location: Wilson Library 268 and 270, Date: 6/5/2015 12:30:00 PM
Every year, the Center for Instructional Innovation and Assessment creates a cutting-edge multimedia showcase, featuring the best practices of and video interviews with Western’s most dynamic instructors. This year's Showcase theme is "Infusing Multicultural Perspectives into the Curriculum." A... more
Media Studies: Self, Society, and Communication Practices (part 2)
Location: Miller Hall 105, Date: 6/3/2015 4:00:00 PM
Helen Morgan Parmett, who teaches the new GUR Media Studies (Comm 240), will discuss the significance of teaching students to think through their increasingly mediated lives. The course aims to provide students with conceptual and theoretical tools to analyze and critically reflect on media’s relati... more
Media Studies: Self, Society, and Communication Practices (part 1)
Location: Miller Hall 105, Date: 5/27/2015 4:00:00 PM
Helen Morgan Parmett, who teaches the new GUR Media Studies (Comm 240), will discuss the significance of teaching students to think through their increasingly mediated lives. The course aims to provide students with conceptual and theoretical tools to analyze and critically reflect on media’s relati... more
Learning Technology Group: Collaborating within Office 365
Location: Haggard Hall 222, Date: 5/13/2015 12:00:00 PM
Want to share your documents and collaborate with colleagues using Office 365 in the cloud? During this session, Rick Nichols and Mariah Warner (ATUS) will explore tools available to you for office collaboration, including OneDrive, Office 365 and SharePoint Online. Learn how you can best utilize th... more
Responding to Multilingual Writers
Location: Haggard Hall 232, Date: 4/28/2015 4:00:00 PM
Join campus experts and multilingual writers to gain concepts, strategies, and tools for responding effectively to multilingual writers. The session will feature an opening panel, followed by a working segment using a student writing sample(s), and a closing segment highlighting some response tools.... more
WORKSHOP: Disruptive Student Classroom Behavior
Location: Miller Hall 105, Date: 4/22/2015 3:30:00 PM
The Office of Student Life, disAbility Resources for Students, and Counseling Center are pleased to repeat this workshop due to positive feedback and requests for a different time of the day. The goal is to provide faculty with information on avoiding or responding to troublesome student behavior ... more
TECH TONIC: Shake, Make, and Innovate
Location: Wilson Library Reading Room, Date: 4/14/2015 11:00:00 AM
ATUS presents its 9th annual Tech Tonic Technology Expo, themed “Shake, Make, and Innovate.” The presenters will take a look at how technological innovation drives the entrepreneurial spirit through a series of 60 lightning rounds on topics ranging from the latest mobile tools to creating a successf... more
WORKSHOP: “Best Self” Strategies for Interacting with Students, Faculty, and Staff
Location: Viking Union 464, Date: 4/13/2015 12:00:00 PM
BEST SELF is a tool created by Prevention and Wellness Services, based on research in positive psychology, to enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals and the Western community. Join Catherine Vader (PWS) to explore how this model can be applied in your work place and how it is currently bein... more
WEBINAR: Faculty Development: Ideas for a More Inclusive Classroom
Location: Haggard Hall 253, Date: 4/10/2015 10:00:00 AM
Join us for a live web-based presentation as Dawn Bikowski (Ohio University) outlines useful intercultural competency essentials for teaching practices. She will cover important cultural considerations and strategies that will help you to incorporate all learners in a global classroom. [link="... more
Learning Technology Group: Digital Artifact Curation
Location: Haggard Hall 222, Date: 4/8/2015 12:00:00 PM
The amount of digital content we have access to is staggering. How do you wade through everything, decide what to use and then how to use it? Join AJ Barse and Kevin Dixey to learn what kinds of strategies and tools are out there to make all of this content work for you. Find out how you can go from... more
Math and Art!
Location: Miller Hall 156, Date: 3/11/2015 4:00:00 PM
Join Dina Buric and Teresa Downard who are developing a new GUR, MATH 160 Mathematics and Art, for an interactive experience. This course is built from beautiful, accessible, and challenging problems from a broad range of mathematical disciplines. In these sessions we'll give a glimpse into the cou... more
Geomapping with Google Tools
Location: Haggard Hall 222, Date: 3/11/2015 12:00:00 PM
Having explored the potential of Google’s free experimental platform called “Fusion Tables,” Peter Agras will show how you can easily build online maps and share your data. In this session, he will demonstrate how you can get started with creating maps and customizing them to your needs. He will al... more
Math and Art!
Location: Miller Hall 156, Date: 3/4/2015 4:00:00 PM
Join Dina Buric and Teresa Downard who are developing a new GUR, MATH 160 Mathematics and Art, for an interactive experience. This course is built from beautiful, accessible, and challenging problems from a broad range of mathematical disciplines. In these sessions we'll give a glimpse into the cou... more
Worried about Wearables?
Location: Haggard Hall 222, Date: 2/11/2015 12:00:00 PM
During this session, John Farquhar and several guest faculty members will discuss the topic of wearable technology (i.e. smartwatches and smartglasses). They will discuss concerns that faculty might have when wearable technology becomes more common place and implications for academic integrity.... more
WORKSHOP: Transforming Learning with Threshold Concepts
Location: Haggard Hall 222, Date: 2/6/2015 12:00:00 PM
What are the ideas that irreversibly changed the way you think about your discipline? Once you know them, you can make teaching decisions that transform student thinking. Threshold concepts involve identifying conceptual building blocks that potentially transform ways of thinking. Please join Carmen... more
WEBINAR: Designing & Teaching a Course with a Critical Thinking Focus
Location: Viking Union 567, Date: 1/20/2015 11:00:00 AM
Join us for a live, web-based presentation by Dr. Linda Nilson, Director, Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation at Clemson University. This seminar will cover strategies to not only develop students' critical thinking skills, but also blend critical thinking lessons into an instructor's sp... more
Digital Storytelling
Location: Haggard Hall 222, Date: 1/14/2015 12:00:00 PM
Our ability to tell stories is what sets us apart from every other creature on earth. Since our earliest moments the human race has gathered together and told their stories in order to explain the world around them. With digital and mobile tools we have unprecedented options for creating stories but... more
Learning Technology Group: Using Rubrics to Increase Feedback and Save Time in Canvas
Location: ONLINE, Date: 12/3/2014 12:00:00 PM
Join Kevin Dixey, Peter Agras, and Justina Brown for this session on how to use the various kinds of and settings for rubrics in Canvas. When complemented with SpeedGrader and free form comments, rubrics can make grading easier and faster while increasing feedback for students. We will use the BigBl... more
FACULTY GUR GROUP – Depth vs. Breadth: Using Big Ideas to Unburden Your GUR Curriculum
Location: Bond Hall 111, Date: 11/25/2014 4:00:00 PM
Choosing the big ideas for your GUR course can provide a road map for what content to cover and what to eliminate. Join Georgianne Connell (Biology) for two sessions on unburdening the curriculum. The first will be an explanation of the process she went through to unburden the curriculum for Bio... more
FACULTY GUR GROUP – Depth vs. Breadth: Using Big Ideas to Unburden Your GUR Curriculum
Location: Bond Hall 111, Date: 11/18/2014 4:00:00 PM
Choosing the big ideas for your GUR course can provide a road map for what content to cover and what to eliminate. Join Georgianne Connell (Biology) for two sessions on unburdening the curriculum. The first will be an explanation of the process she went through to unburden the curriculum for Bio... more
WORKSHOPS: Open Educational Resources with special guest, Boyoung Chae
Location: Haggard Hall 222, Date: 11/7/2014 11:00:00 AM
Join one or both of these sessions lead by Dr. Boyoung Chae, Policy Associate, eLearning and Open Education, Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges. She is volunteering her time to visit with our campus and share her expertise about finding, using, creating, and curating ope... more
Learning Technology Group Webinar: Creative Cloud (via Big Blue Button)
Location: ONLINE, Date: 11/5/2014 12:00:00 PM
AJ Barse will guide us through the newest version of Adobe Creative Cloud and show us the all-the-rage connective creative work flow. We will use the BigBlueButton web conferencing tool via Canvas. We will not be meeting in person. Direct your browser to our Canvas site, log in, enroll, and follow t... more
WEBINAR: Discussing OER and Open Policy with Creative Commons, featuring Cable Green
Location: Viking Union 567, Date: 10/14/2014 2:00:00 PM
Join us for tea and treats--and a live web-based presentation just for WWU by Cable Green, Director of Global Learning for Creative Commons (and former Director of eLearning & Open Education for the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges). Cable will discuss how the Intern... more
WEBINAR: Discussing OER and Open Policy with Creative Commons, featuring Cable Green
Location: Viking Union 567, Date: 10/14/2014 2:00:00 PM
Join us for tea and treats--and a live web-based presentation just for WWU by Cable Green, Director of Global Learning for Creative Commons. Cable will discuss how the Internet, increasingly affordable computing, open licensing, open access journals, and open educational resources (OER) provide t... more
Innovative Teaching Showcase Learning Event
Location: Wilson Library 268 and 270, Date: 6/6/2014 12:30:00 PM
Every year, the Center for Instructional Innovation and Assessment creates a cutting-edge multimedia showcase, featuring the best practices of and video interviews with Western’s most dynamic instructors. This year's Showcase theme is Blended Learning. At the Learning Event, visitors can learn more ... more
Faculty GUR Group: World Issues—learning widely, living ethically, advocating actively! (part 2)
Location: Humanities 108, Date: 5/20/2014 3:30:00 PM
Shirley Osterhaus, (Fairhaven) will present “World Issues—learning widely, living ethically, advocating actively!” offered by the Faculty GUR Group. Please join your colleagues from across campus to explore excerpts of her course and reflect with participants on the instructional methods she employs... more
Learning Technology Group: Alternatives to PowerPoint
Location: Miller Hall 56, Date: 5/14/2014 12:00:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" monthly discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. The focus of thi... more
Faculty GUR Group: World Issues—learning widely, living ethically, advocating actively! (part 1)
Location: Humanities 108, Date: 5/13/2014 3:30:00 PM
Shirley Osterhaus, (Fairhaven) will present “World Issues—learning widely, living ethically, advocating actively!” offered by the Faculty GUR Group. Please join your colleagues from across campus to explore excerpts of her course and reflect with participants on the instructional methods she employs... more
Why You Can Pass Tests and Still Fail in the Real World
Location: SL 150, Date: 5/13/2014 1:30:00 PM
Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University, will visit the Western Washington University campus Tuesday, May 13. Mazur is an oft-cited author for alternative teaching and assessment strategies. In this presentation, Mazur addresses the following questi... more
WEBINAR: Using Team-Based Learning to Flip Your Classroom
Location: Miller Hall 56, Date: 5/6/2014 11:00:00 AM
This live webinar includes strategies for using team-based learning in courses to enhance student learning, increase student engagement, and expand student expertise in problem-solving.... more
WORKSHOPS: ePortfolios with Special Guest, Dr. David Goldstein, UW Bothell
Location: Wilson Library 270, Date: 5/2/2014 11:00:00 AM
David S. Goldstein is a senior lecturer at the University of Washington Bothell, where he has taught for sixteen years, and also serves as Director of its Teaching and Learning Center, which recently won the Exemplary Teaching and Learning Center Award at an international higher education conference... more
Learning Technology Group: Web Conferencing Tools
Location: Miller Hall 56, Date: 4/16/2014 12:00:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" monthly discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. The focus of thi... more
Faculty GUR Group: Who wants to be a millionaire? (PART 2)
Location: Miller 114, Date: 3/12/2014 4:00:00 PM
Megan Deeney, (Mathematics) will present “Who wants to be a millionaire? Planning your financial future with MATH 107” offered by the Faculty GUR Group. Please join your colleagues from across campus to explore excerpts of her course and reflect with participants on the instructional methods she em... more
WORKSHOP: Creating Teacher Presence in the Classroom
Location: Performing Arts Center 199, Date: 3/12/2014 3:30:00 PM
Confidence doesn't create dynamic presence; courage does. In this workshop we’ll engage in acting exercises designed to help actors (and teachers) release their protective guards in order to simply be present with others--our audience, our students. We'll work to discover the courage to allow ourse... more
Learning Technology Group - Digital Badges: Awarding Accomplishments Digitally
Location: Miller Hall 56, Date: 3/12/2014 12:00:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" monthly discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. The focus of thi... more
Faculty GUR Group:Who wants to be a millionaire?
Location: Miller 114, Date: 3/5/2014 4:00:00 PM
Megan Deeney, (Mathematics) will present “Who wants to be a millionaire? Planning your financial future with MATH 107” offered by the Faculty GUR Group. Please join your colleagues from across campus to explore excerpts of her course and reflect with participants on the instructional methods she em... more
WEBINAR: 10 Ways to Improve Blended Learning Course Design in 2014
Location: Haggard Hall 232, Date: 2/4/2014 11:00:00 AM
This live webinar will prepare participants to create combinations of online and face-to-face teaching, the kind of combinations that keep students engaged in their own learning and driven toward improved outcomes. It will focus on how to integrate learning before, during, and after face-to-face act... more
Learning Technology Group - Designing Media Assignments
Location: Miller Hall 56, Date: 1/22/2014 12:00:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" monthly discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. Thinking about h... more
WEBINAR: Pop & Sizzle! How to Create & Deliver a Dynamic Presentation
Location: HH122, Date: 1/14/2014 12:00:00 PM
Delivering a dynamic presentation does not have to be a mystery. First and foremost, a presentation is never about the speaker. It is always about the audience members. The difference between a miserable presentation and a powerful, engaging program comes down to preparation and respect. When presen... more
Learning Technology Group: Learning Technologies Wish List
Location: Miller Hall 56, Date: 12/4/2013 12:00:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" monthly discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. The focus of thi... more
Faculty GUR Group: BCOM? But You Don't Speak English in Class!
Location: Miller Hall 131, Date: 12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Please join Sean Dwyer (Modern & Classical Languages) for a sneak peek into how he teaches his “Elementary Spanish” GUR course and gets students accustomed to college-level expectations. The self-discipline required to learn a language, especially in an accelerated course like Spanish 104, can c... more
Learning Technology Group: Ideas for Teaching with the Library's One Search
Location: Miller Hall 56, Date: 11/5/2013 12:00:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" monthly discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. The focus of thi... more
WEBINAR - Creating Experiential Learning Using Social Media
Location: Viking Union 567, Date: 10/25/2013 10:00:00 AM
Social media tools, including Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest are changing the way students and faculty members communicate, share ideas, and build networks. As with many other technologies, the educational community has harnessed the potential of these resources to improve teaching and le... more
WEBINAR - Flipping the College Classroom: Transform Students into Active Learners
Location: Haggard Hall 232, Date: 10/16/2013 10:00:00 AM
The flipped or inverted classroom is a pedagogical model gaining popularity in the college setting that encourages active learning and student engagement by shifting class time from the passive transfer of information to more hands-on activities. How can you introduce this innovative teaching method... more
Learning Technology Group: Power of Canvas
Location: Miller Hall 56, Date: 10/1/2013 12:00:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" monthly discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. The focus of thi... more
Innovative Teaching Showcase Learning Event
Location: Wilson Library 268 and 270, Date: 6/10/2013 12:00:00 PM
Every year, the Center for Instructional Innovation and Assessment creates a cutting-edge multimedia showcase, featuring the best practices of and video interviews with Western’s most dynamic instructors. This year's Showcase theme is Teaching for Civic Engagement. At the Learning Event, visitors ca... more
Learning Technology Group: Saving your ideas in the cloud
Location: Miller Hall 56, Date: 6/6/2013 12:00:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" monthly discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. During this sess... more
Sound & Vision: Using Audio & Video to Enhance Learning
Location: Humanities 109, Date: 5/7/2013 12:00:00 PM
This will be a video extravaganza exploring various uses of video and audio for instruction including the tools available at WWU via Canvas, Collaborate (web conferencing), Camtasia (lecture capture), and so much more. Part 1: Inspiration - several faculty members will share and show the ways they ... more
Learning Technology Group: Plagiarism Detection Tools
Location: Miller Hall 56, Date: 5/2/2013 12:00:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" monthly discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. The focus of thi... more
Panel Discussion: Instructional Strategies in Canvas
Location: Haggard Hall 101, Date: 4/29/2013 12:00:00 PM
Ever wish you could see how other instructors have set up their online course materials? Join Colin Amos (Geology), Paula Dagnon (Elementary Ed.), and Karen Hoelscher (Elementary Ed.) for this panel discussion where you will get the inside scoop and a private tour of several Canvas courses. ... more
WEBINAR: Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Civic Engagement
Location: Viking Union 462A, Date: 4/24/2013 11:00:00 AM
How can students learn more effectively through civic engagement? What are the course design considerations? What role do critical thinking, collaboration, and creative problem-solving play? Explore the answers to these questions and much more during an "online seminar" with Dr. Barbara... more
Learning Technology Group: Collaborating with Google Apps in Canvas
Location: Miller Hall 56, Date: 4/4/2013 12:00:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" monthly discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. During this sess... more
Workshop: The Power of "Search" in Research
Location: HH245, Date: 3/12/2013 3:00:00 PM
Paul Piper of Western Libraries/Learning Commons, will lead this interactive workshop focused on garnering the power of the “search” in Western Libraries’ article databases, as well as via advanced Google searches. Take this opportunity to design or re-work an assignment just in time for Spring Quar... more
Webinar & Discussion - Copyright and Fair Use: Faculty OWNERSHIP of Copyright
Location: Viking Union 567, Date: 2/28/2013 10:00:00 AM
How copyright and fair use laws apply to teaching, research, and publications is not always clear. The increasing ease of copying and distributing digital materials raises the stakes even more. Learn the key concepts that every faculty member needs to know in applying copyright law in the classroom ... more
Teaching Colloquium – Transitioning from Blackboard to Canvas: Innovations in Blended Learning
Location: Humanities 110, Date: 2/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Join Marc Geisler and Katie Vulic from the English Department, as well as representatives from Academic Technology, to discuss the transition from Blackboard to Canvas. Canvas is a new learning management system being proposed to replace Blackboard at WWU. Canvas supports many of the latest innovati... more
Webinar & Discussion - Copyright and Fair Use: Faculty USE of Copyright
Location: Viking Union 567, Date: 2/14/2013 10:00:00 AM
How copyright and fair use laws apply to teaching, research, and publications is not always clear. The increasing ease of copying and distributing digital materials raises the stakes even more. Learn the key concepts that every faculty member needs to know in applying copyright law in the classroom ... more
Learning Technology Group: Creating eTextbooks
Location: Miller Hall 56, Date: 2/7/2013 12:00:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" monthly discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. Eric Kean (Math)... more
Learning Technology Group: Canvas Panel Discussion
Location: VU567, Date: 1/17/2013 12:00:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" monthly discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. This panel discu... more
Learning Technology Group: MOOCs: A Conversation
Location: Miller Hall 56, Date: 12/6/2012 4:00:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" monthly discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. What is a MOOC (... more
They're all on Facebook; Now What? Engaging Students through Social Media
Location: Viking Union 462A/B, Date: 11/14/2012 2:00:00 PM
Join special guest, Jeff Utecht,* educational technology consultant and author, for a 50-minute discussion about the changing nature of communication today, exploring ideas for using social networking tools to make learning activities more engaging and just plain fun. [b]Please register for this eve... more
Reverse Instruction: Engaging students in deep meaningful learning
Location: Viking Union 462A/B, Date: 11/14/2012 12:00:00 PM
Join special guest, Jeff Utecht,* educational technology consultant and author, for an inspiring 90-minute workshop on engaging students through "reverse instruction" (a.k.a., flip teaching). [b]Please register for this event through [link="http://west.wwu.edu/training/classes/classde... more
Learning Technology Group: Getting Student Feedback with Bring-Your-Own WiFi Devices
Location: Miller Hall 56, Date: 11/1/2012 4:00:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" monthly discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. This session foc... more
Learning Technology Group: iPads in Higher Education Panel Discussion
Location: Miller Hall 56, Date: 10/4/2012 4:00:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" monthly discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. This session bri... more
Innovative Teaching Showcase Learning Event
Location: College Hall 310, Date: 6/5/2012 11:30:00 PM
Every year, the Center for Instructional Innovation and Assessment creates a cutting-edge multimedia showcase, featuring the best practices of Western’s most dynamic instructors. This year's showcase theme is Empowering Peer Learning. At the learning event, you can see it all, as well as meet the st... more
Free Stuff for Your Class: Alternatives to Paying for Copyrighted Material
Location: Viking Union 567, Date: 5/1/2012 12:00:00 PM
Learn how to stop paying for copyright clearance. This session will show how to legally use materials already owned by the library for courses and also look at open access options and the public domain. Also, we will explore the plethora of “free stuff” (e.g., graphics, video, audio, text) your ... more
Under Pressure: Heart Design and Fluid Dynamics (Part 2 of 2)
Location: Bond Hall 111, Date: 4/24/2012 3:00:00 PM
Please join Janice Lapsansky (Biology) for a sneak peek into how she teaches her GUR students about the anatomy of the heart and blood flow dynamics in mammals and how she brings the real world into her classes through her research as an emergency medical professional. http://www.wwu.edu/depts/fa... more
Under Pressure: Heart Design and Fluid Dynamics (Part 1 of 2)
Location: Bond Hall 111, Date: 4/17/2012 3:00:00 PM
Please join Janice Lapsansky (Biology) for a sneak peek into how she teaches her GUR students about the anatomy of the heart and blood flow dynamics in mammals and how she brings the real world into her classes through her research as an emergency medical professional. http://www.wwu.edu/depts/fa... more
Lecturing Without Tiring or Losing Your Voice - Reprise
Location: Arntzen 100, Date: 4/12/2012 3:30:00 PM
Back by popular demand, please join Rich Brown, Theatre, for this 90-minute workshop where you will learn basic vocal health techniques of support, projection, tension release, and proper placement of resonance in order to keep your lecturing voice strong throughout your class session, day, term, ca... more
Learning Technology Group: Peer Evaluation for Team Learning
Location: Viking Union 567, Date: 3/29/2012 12:00:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" lunch-hour discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. Have you ever... more
Learning Technology Group: Social Media in Higher Education
Location: VU567, Date: 2/28/2012 12:00:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" lunch-hour discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. Explore promi... more
Teaching in the Round: Chalkboards, Whiteboards, Smartboards
Location: MH 038, Date: 2/9/2012 12:00:00 PM
Join Kendra Douglas, Modern and Classical Languages/Linguistics, for a presentation and workshop on strategic teaching techniques in which instructors utilize all four walls of the classroom, via chalkboards, whiteboards, or Smartboards, for student learning activities.... more
Gender in a Changing World: Through Nature via Nurture to a Humane Appreciation of Gender Diversity (Part 2 of 2)
Location: HU 106, Date: 2/2/2012 2:30:00 PM
How does one make sense of gender in a rapidly changing world when yesterday’s norm, today’s convention and tomorrow’s possibilities have little in common? How does one study and teach gender issues in such a volatile and evolving environment? Lena Ericksen examines the changing nature of gender ... more
Learning Technology Group: Mobile Learning
Location: VU567, Date: 1/31/2012 12:00:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" lunch-hour discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. Explore ways ... more
Webinar - Re-Centering Teaching: 20+ Techniques For Promoting Active Learning
Location: VU 462B, Date: 1/27/2012 10:00:00 AM
Ever wonder how and when to use particular teaching techniques or feel the need to revitalize your course/session designs? Connecting teaching strategies to learning outcomes is a challenge that higher education faculty face on a daily basis. In this session, participants will discover strategies fo... more
Gender in a Changing World: Through Nature via Nurture to a Humane Appreciation of Gender Diversity (Part 1 of 2)
Location: HU 106, Date: 1/26/2012 2:30:00 PM
How does one make sense of gender in a rapidly changing world when yesterday’s norm, today’s convention and tomorrow’s possibilities have little in common? How does one study and teach gender issues in such a volatile and evolving environment? Lena Ericksen examines the changing nature of gender ... more
Peer Teaching Workshop
Location: Bond Hall 106, Date: 11/29/2011 4:00:00 PM
Join Kendra Douglas, Modern and Classical Languages/Linguistics, and her students, Daniela Tinoco and Rebecca Donaldson, for a presentation and workshop on strategic teaching techniques in which instructors direct students to engage their peers directly in teaching and learning.... more
Learning Technology Group: “Choice Session”
Location: VU 567, Date: 11/29/2011 12:00:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" lunch-hour discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. The Learning... more
Learning Technology Group: Wikis, Blogs, Journals
Location: VU 567, Date: 10/25/2011 12:00:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" lunch-hour discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. This Tuesday, ... more
Webinar: The Broken Spoon: How to Use High Impact, Interactive Practices to Develop Higher Order Thinking
Location: Viking Union 567, Date: 10/19/2011 10:00:00 AM
Do students think that they like being spoon-fed: passively taking notes and viewing lectures on static PowerPoint slides? Do they think that easy learning is to open up, swallow some facts, spit them out, and forget about them? Of course, this is not learning at all. And the truth is that it really... more
Faculty GUR Group: "Culture" and "Religion": We Can't Define It But We Know It When We See It (Part 2 of 2)
Location: VU 567, Date: 10/11/2011 12:00:00 PM
“Culture” is the primary object of study in the discipline of anthropology. “Culture” is also impossible to define to the satisfaction of all its scholars. Anthropologists Alfred Kroeber and Clyde Kluckhohn famously published Culture (1952) that compiled 164 published attempts at definition. How... more
Faculty GUR Group: "Culture" and "Religion": We Can't Define It But We Know It When We See It (Part 1 of 2)
Location: VU 567, Date: 10/4/2011 12:00:00 PM
“Culture” is the primary object of study in the discipline of anthropology. “Culture” is also impossible to define to the satisfaction of all its scholars. Anthropologists Alfred Kroeber and Clyde Kluckhohn famously published Culture (1952) that compiled 164 published attempts at definition. How... more
Learning Technology Group: Prezi and Camtasia
Location: Viking Union 567, Date: 9/27/2011 12:00:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" lunch-hour discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. Tuesday's top... more
Webinar (4 of 4): Classroom to Online Course Design – Interactive Learning Design
Location: Viking Union - 567, Date: 9/26/2011 10:00:00 AM
Join us in the Viking Union for a "site connection" to this live four-part webinar, from Academic Impressions, where Patricia McGee (Univ. Texas) and Veronica Diaz (EDUCAUSE) will examine steps to design effective online course modules and transform all or part of a face-to-face course to ... more
Webinar (3 of 4): Classroom to Online Course Design – Web 2.0 Technology
Location: Viking Union - 567, Date: 9/21/2011 10:00:00 AM
Join us in the Viking Union for a "site connection" to this live four-part webinar, from Academic Impressions, where Patricia McGee (Univ. Texas) and Veronica Diaz (EDUCAUSE) will examine steps to design effective online course modules and transform all or part of a face-to-face course to ... more
Webinar (2 of 4): Classroom to Online Course Design – Course Organization
Location: Viking Union - 567, Date: 9/12/2011 10:00:00 AM
Join us in the Viking Union for a "site connection" to this live four-part webinar, from Academic Impressions, where Patricia McGee (Univ. Texas) and Veronica Diaz (EDUCAUSE) will examine steps to design effective online course modules and transform all or part of a face-to-face course to ... more
Webinar(1 of 4): Classroom to Online Course Design - (Re)Mapping Course Design
Location: Viking Union - 567, Date: 9/7/2011 10:00:00 AM
Join us in the Viking Union for a "site connection" to this live four-part webinar, from Academic Impressions, where Patricia McGee (Univ. Texas) and Veronica Diaz (EDUCAUSE) will examine steps to design effective online course modules and transform all or part of a face-to-face course to ... more
Innovative Teaching Showcase Learning Event
Location: College Hall 310, Date: 6/3/2011 11:00:00 AM
Every year, the Center for Instructional Innovation & Assessment creates a cutting-edge multimedia showcase, featuring the best practices of Western’s most dynamic instructors. This years showcase theme is Teaching for Tolerance. At the open house, you can see it all, as well as meet the staff o... more
Copyright and Faculty Rights Webinar
Location: Viking Union 567, Date: 5/12/2011 10:00:00 AM
How copyright and fair use laws apply to teaching is not always clear. The increasing ease of copying and distribution of digital materials raises the stakes even more. Faculty often do not have access to the resources and support they need to sort those challenges out. Join us in VU567 for a &qu... more
Lecturing Without Tiring or Losing Your Voice
Location: AH 100, Date: 5/10/2011 3:30:00 PM
Join Rich Brown, Theatre, for this 90-minute workshop where you will learn basic vocal health techniques of support, projection, tension release, and proper placement of resonance in order to keep your lecturing voice strong throughout your class session, day, term, career. Attendees will be in con... more
Faculty GUR Group Roundtable
Location: BH 108, Date: 5/3/2011 4:00:00 PM
THE FACULTY GUR GROUP will be meeting to explore topics raised during the 2010-11 Faculty GUR series. This year, the group presented topics as far reaching as classical literature, mathematics, culture, women in theatre, and earthquakes, and demonstrated a variety of instructional styles. During the... more
Earth Shattering: What Makes Some Earthquakes More Deadly than Others? (Part 2 of 2)
Location: BH 111, Date: 4/21/2011 4:00:00 PM
RECENT EARTHQUAKES, such as the 2010 Haiti event and the 2011 Sendai (Japan) earthquake, have demonstrated to the global community the power and unpredictability of earthquakes. Remarkably, as illustrated by these two events, the size of an earthquake does not necessarily correlate with how deadl... more
Earth Shattering: What Makes Some Earthquakes More Deadly than Others? (Part 1 of 2)
Location: Bond Hall 111, Date: 4/19/2011 4:00:00 PM
RECENT EARTHQUAKES, such as the 2010 Haiti event and the 2011 Sendai (Japan) earthquake, have demonstrated to the global community the power and unpredictability of earthquakes. Remarkably, as illustrated by these two events, the size of an earthquake does not necessarily correlate with how deadl... more
Learning Technology Group
Location: Viking Union 567, Date: 3/10/2011 12:00:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the newly-formed "Learning Technology Group" for a discussion of the pedagogical benefits from the use of [b]web conferencing tools [/b]including a lively presentation of Elluminate. We will also explore the [b]Learning Technology Group B... more
Faculty GUR Group: Actresses and Whores: The History of Ladies on the Stage (Part 2 of 2)
Location: Humanities 107, Date: 3/1/2011 4:00:00 PM
[b]Rescheduled from 2/24...[/b] Actresses and whores seem to have been synonymous throughout the history of theatre either by actual deeds or forced imagery created for the stage. Reinforcement of this idea occurs today not only by the perceived actions of the actress herself, but also by the role... more
CANCELLED: Faculty GUR Group: Actresses and Whores: The History of Ladies on the Stage (Part 2 of 2)
Location: Humanities 107, Date: 2/24/2011 4:00:00 PM
[b]This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Please join us next week: 3/1, 4-5PM, same location.[/b] Actresses and whores seem to have been synonymous throughout the history of theatre either by actual deeds or forced imagery created for the stage. Reinforcement of this idea occurs ... more
Faculty GUR Group: Actresses and Whores: The History of Ladies on the Stage (Part 1 of 2)
Location: Humanities 107, Date: 2/22/2011 4:00:00 PM
Actresses and whores seem to have been synonymous throughout the history of theatre either by actual deeds or forced imagery created for the stage. Reinforcement of this idea occurs today not only by the perceived actions of the actress herself, but also by the roles written for women to play. Thi... more
Faculty GUR Group: Culture and Psychology (Part 2 of 2)
Location: Humanities 107, Date: 1/20/2011 4:00:00 PM
Understanding psychology in the context of culture is critical. Much of what is presented as psychology is really a psychology based on Western European values and philosophy. This mini-course will address the necessary elements for truly grasping what this is about. These elements include: history ... more
Faculty GUR Group: Culture and Psychology (Part 1 of 2)
Location: Humanities 107, Date: 1/18/2011 4:00:00 PM
Understanding psychology in the context of culture is critical. Much of what is presented as psychology is really a psychology based on Western European values and philosophy. This mini-course will address the necessary elements for truly grasping what this is about. These elements include: history ... more
Faculty GUR Group: Assessing the Other- The Battles of Salamis and Lake Trasimene (Part 2 of 2)
Location: Bond Hall 110, Date: 11/4/2010 4:00:00 PM
Do we learn from the past? And can history – not the past itself, but the interpretation of the past as we read about it in Classical literature – teach us to understand our own choices and to make intelligent decisions? In their depictions of the battles at Salamis (480 BC) and at Lake Trasimene (... more
Faculty GUR Group: Assessing the Other- The Battles of Salamis and Lake Trasimene (Part 1 of 2)
Location: Bond Hall 110, Date: 11/2/2010 4:00:00 PM
Do we learn from the past? And can history – not the past itself, but the interpretation of the past as we read about it in Classical literature – teach us to understand our own choices and to make intelligent decisions? In their depictions of the battles at Salamis (480 BC) and at Lake Trasimene (... more
Faculty GUR Group: It's a Plot! - Analyzing, Interpreting, and Predicting - Using Mathematical Models (Part 2 of 2)
Location: Bond Hall 110, Date: 10/14/2010 4:00:00 PM
Have you always wondered what a WWU GUR math class is about (i.e. math 112, math 114)? Here is your chance. Expect a friendly, non-intimidating environment where the content is accessible to anyone, including those with a rusty mathematics background. In this Faculty GUR, participants will deve... more
Faculty GUR Group: It's a Plot! - Analyzing, Interpreting, and Predicting - Using Mathematical Models (Part 1 of 2)
Location: Bond Hall 110, Date: 10/12/2010 4:00:00 PM
Have you always wondered what a WWU GUR math class is about (i.e. math 112, math 114)? Here is your chance. Expect a friendly, non-intimidating environment where the content is accessible to anyone, including those with a rusty mathematics background. In this Faculty GUR, participants will deve... more
Part 2 of 2: Blended Learning: An EDUCAUSE Online Focus Session
Location: Haggard Hall 122, Date: 9/16/2010 9:00:00 AM
[b]Would you like to learn more about the potential for "blended learning" in higher education? [/b]Join us to find out how educators have been successful using blended learning—which includes both face-to-face and online learning—to promote student engagement, critical thinking, and succe... more
Part 1 of 2: Blended Learning: An EDUCAUSE Online Focus Session
Location: Haggard Hall 122, Date: 9/15/2010 9:00:00 AM
[b]Would you like to learn more about the potential for "blended learning" in higher education? [/b]Join us to find out how educators have been successful using blended learning—which includes both face-to-face and online learning—to promote student engagement, critical thinking, and succe... more
Innovative Teaching Showcase Learning Event
Location: College Hall 310, Date: 6/1/2010 12:00:00 PM
Every year, the Center for Instructional Innovation & Assessment creates a cutting-edge multimedia showcase, featuring the best practices of Western’s most dynamic instructors. This year's showcase theme is [i][b]Planning for Large Classes[/b][/i]. At the open house, you can see it all, as well ... more
Faculty GUR Group: Good Neighbors at Last? The Intimate Relations between the US and Latin America (Part 2 of 2)
Location: Bond Hall 112, Date: 5/14/2010 4:00:00 PM
Why – [i]and how [/i]– did Latinos and Latinas become the largest minority in the U.S.? This mini-course offers a historical interpretation to this question by looking at the history of U.S.-Latin American relations since the mid- 19th century when the U.S. began to replace Great Britain as the pre-... more
Faculty GUR Group: Good Neighbors at Last? The Intimate Relations between the US and Latin America (Part 1 of 2)
Location: Bond Hall 112, Date: 5/10/2010 4:00:00 PM
Why – and how – did Latinos and Latinas become the largest minority in the U.S.? This mini-course offers a historical interpretation to this question by looking at the history of U.S.-Latin American relations since the mid- 19th century when the U.S. began to replace Great Britain as the pre-eminent... more
Faculty GUR Group: Facts and Misconceptions about Natural Selection and Evolution (Part 2 of 2)
Location: Bond Hall 112, Date: 4/16/2010 4:00:00 PM
Evolution and the process of natural selection is the most important concept in biology, and arguably one of the most important in all of the natural sciences. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about evolution, which are often exploited by people to undermine science education. In this... more
Assessment Week: Effective Grading Practices
Location: VU 567, Date: 4/15/2010 1:30:00 PM
Special guest, Robin Jeffers, Assessment Coordinator at Bellevue Community College, leads this workshop on Effective Grading Practices, exploring ways to use grading to improve teaching, and make grading more time efficient. This will be a hands-on workshop intended to ease grading burdens. Parti... more
Assessment Week: Ways to Effectively Evaluate Student Work
Location: VU 464, Date: 4/14/2010 4:00:00 PM
This panel discussion will bring together distinguished teaching award winners from a variety of academic disciplines to focus on Ways to Effectively Evaluate Student Work. Facilitated by Sheila Fox of Woodring College, this group of faculty will draw upon their collective experience and explore how... more
Assessment Week: Using Small Group Instructional Discussion (SGID)
Location: VU 567, Date: 4/13/2010 1:00:00 PM
Watch as the team from the Center for Instructional Innovation and Assessment demonstrates this method for getting information from your students about how a class is going, allowing for changes long before the end-of-quarter evaluations. SGID is an open-ended feedback process to provide anonymous m... more
Faculty GUR Group: Facts and Misconceptions about Natural Selection and Evolution (Part 1 of 2)
Location: Bond Hall 112, Date: 4/12/2010 4:00:00 PM
Evolution and the process of natural selection is the most important concept in biology, and arguably one of the most important in all of the natural sciences. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about evolution, which are often exploited by people to undermine science education. In this... more
Faculty GUR Group: Why Do We Do What We Do? (Part 2 of 2)
Location: HU 102, Date: 2/26/2010 3:30:00 PM
Larry Symons, Psychology There are many answers to the question "why do we do what we do?" This is because what we do is very complicated. This presentation will examine two suggested answers. First, a description of our evolutionary past and how it affects our current behavior ... more
Faculty GUR Group: Why Do We Do What We Do? (Part 1 of 2)
Location: HU 102, Date: 2/24/2010 3:30:00 PM
Larry Symons, Psychology There are many answers to the question "why do we do what we do?" This is because what we do is very complicated. This presentation will examine two suggested answers. First, a description of our evolutionary past and how it affects our current behavior will be ... more
Inviting the Real World to Help You Teach: Examples, Strategies and Rewards
Location: Bond Hall 112, Date: 2/11/2010 4:00:00 PM
Join Wendy Walker of Western's Huxley College of the Environment and the 2009 recipient of the [i]Excellence in Teaching Award[/i] for a discussion about developing real world projects for students. She believes that empowering students to guide their own learning--where the final product matters to... more
Faculty GUR Group: The Discursive construction of Human rights and the Idea of Asia (Part 2 of 2)
Location: Humanities 102, Date: 1/29/2010 3:30:00 PM
Judy Pine, Anthropology In this course, we will explore the idea of Asia as it has been developed in a predominantly Western discourse. We will consider the variety of ideas about the nature of human beings and identity found within the boundaries of what has been labeled “Asia”, consider the sig... more
Faculty GUR Group: The Discursive construction of Human rights and the Idea of Asia (Part 1 of 2)
Location: Humanities 102, Date: 1/27/2010 3:30:00 PM
Judy Pine, Anthropology In this course, we will explore the idea of Asia as it has been developed in a predominantly Western discourse. We will consider the variety of ideas about the nature of human beings and identity found within the boundaries of what has been labeled “Asia”, consider the sig... more
Faculty GUR Group: Media Policy, Media Practice (Part 2 of 2)
Location: CH 249, Date: 11/13/2009 10:00:00 AM
This media course provides a brief overview of the ways in which U.S. media policy undermines the ability of U.S. journalism to meet the needs of our democratic republic, instead cause it to become an antidemocratic force. It will explore the nature of U.S. media policy debates and the myths that un... more
Faculty GUR Group: Media Policy, Media Practice (Part 1 of 2)
Location: CH 249, Date: 11/9/2009 10:00:00 AM
This media course provides a brief overview of the ways in which U.S. media policy undermines the ability of U.S. journalism to meet the needs of our democratic republic, instead cause it to become an antidemocratic force. It will explore the nature of U.S. media policy debates and the myths that un... more
Faculty GUR Group: Energy and the Environment (Part 2 of 2)
Location: CH 249, Date: 10/16/2009 10:00:00 AM
The need for carbon-free forms of energy has made the intersection of energy and environment stronger than ever. In this class we’ll talk about energy production in terms of basic physics and environmental impacts. We will cover both conventional and renewable forms of energy production with an emph... more
Faculty GUR Group: Energy and the Environment (Part 1 of 2)
Location: CH 249, Date: 10/12/2009 10:00:00 AM
The need for carbon-free forms of energy has made the intersection of energy and environment stronger than ever. In this class we’ll talk about energy production in terms of basic physics and environmental impacts. We will cover both conventional and renewable forms of energy production with an emph... more
First Year Programs 2009 Fall Workshop
Location: VU 567, Date: 9/17/2009 8:15:00 AM
This workshop is a development opportunity for instructors in Western’s First-year Programs; however, the breakout sessions may also be appropriate for new faculty or anyone interested in the topics. * Breakout Session: Mini-workshops (11:00 - 12:15) 1. “Jing” an on-line tool for commenting ... more
2008-09 Innovative Teaching Showcase "Learning Event"
Location: Wilson Library Rotunda, Date: 6/3/2009 1:00:00 PM
Every year, the Center for Instructional Innovation creates a cutting-edge multimedia showcase, featuring the best practices of Western’s most dynamic instructors. This year's showcase theme is Faculty Learning Communities. At the open house, you can see it all, as well as meet the director and staf... more
Faculty GUR Group: Japan in the "Global Image Stream"(Part 2 of 2)
Location: VU 464, Date: 5/7/2009 3:00:00 PM
Join [b]Julia Sapin[/b], Department of Art, to learn more about the discipline of Art History, examine and discuss best practices in teaching, and form a community of colleagues. In this Faculty GUR session, Julia Sapin will introduce the study of Japanese art during the 19th and 20th centuries ... more
Faculty GUR Group: Japan in the "Global Image Stream"(Part 1 of 2)
Location: VU 464, Date: 5/5/2009 3:00:00 PM
Join [b]Julia Sapin[/b], Department of Art, to learn more about the discipline of Art History, examine and discuss best practices in teaching, and form a community of colleagues. In this Faculty GUR session, Julia Sapin will introduce the study of Japanese art during the 19th and 20th centuries ... more
What Matters in College: Discussing WWU's Survey Data
Location: Viking Union 462A, Date: 4/23/2009 1:00:00 PM
Join Dr. John Krieg, Director of Western's Office of Survey Research, for an interactive discussion about how data from Western's surveys can be used to inform majors, programs, and courses. Get insight into what your students are thinking and what is important to them in their education. Learn how ... more
How's it Going? Using SGID for Open Ended Student Feedback
Location: Viking Union 462A, Date: 4/21/2009 10:00:00 AM
Join Judith Frey, Director, Instructional Improvement, Renton Technical College, for this inspirational, informative session. The Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) is an open-ended feedback process to provide anonymous formative feedback to instructors while a course is still in session.... more
Faculty GUR Group: Why do we have the Second Amendment? (Part 2 of 2)
Location: VU 464, Date: 4/16/2009 3:00:00 PM
Join [b]Johann Neem[/b], Department of History, to learn more about the discipline of History, examine and discuss best practices in teaching, and form a community of colleagues. A recent Supreme Court decision determined that the right to own guns is an individual right protected by the U.S. Co... more
Faculty GUR Group: Why do we have the Second Amendment? (Part 1 of 2)
Location: VU 464, Date: 4/14/2009 3:00:00 PM
Join [b]Johann Neem[/b], Department of History, to learn more about the discipline of History, examine and discuss best practices in teaching, and form a community of colleagues. A recent Supreme Court decision determined that the right to own guns is an individual right protected by the U.S. Co... more
Faculty GUR Group: Big Footprints, Big Impacts: Measuring Sustainability (Part 2 of 2)
Location: Miller Hall 156, Date: 2/13/2009 4:00:00 PM
Part 2 of a two-part series... (attend either or both) Join [b]Grace Wang[/b], Department of Environmental Studies and the Huxley College of the Environment, to learn more about the discipline of Environmental Studies, examine and discuss best practices in teaching, and form a community of coll... more
Faculty GUR Group: Big Footprints, Big Impacts: Measuring Sustainability (Part 1 of 2)
Location: Miller Hall 156, Date: 2/10/2009 4:00:00 PM
Part 1 of a two-part series... (attend either or both) Join [b]Grace Wang[/b], Department of Environmental Studies and the Huxley College of the Environment, to learn more about the discipline of Environmental Studies, examine and discuss best practices in teaching, and form a community of coll... more
The “Interdisciplinarity” of Monsters
Location: HH 153, Date: 1/28/2009 3:30:00 PM
Join Thor Hansen and Bruce Beasley as they describe the "making of" their (in)famous interdisciplinary Monsters class.... more
Faculty GUR Group: What is this thing going to do? Determining Hazards at Active Volcanoes (Part 2 of 2)
Location: Miller Hall 156, Date: 1/23/2009 4:00:00 PM
Join [b]Pete Stelling[/b], Department of Geology, to learn more about the discipline of Geology, examine and discuss best practices in teaching, and form a community of colleagues. Part 1 of a two-part series... This first day of this mini-course will cover the fundamentals of what drives vo... more
Faculty GUR Group: What is this thing going to do? Determining Hazards at Active Volcanoes (Part 1 of 2)
Location: Miller Hall 156, Date: 1/20/2009 4:00:00 PM
Join [b]Pete Stelling[/b], Department of Geology, to learn more about the discipline of Geology, examine and discuss best practices in teaching, and form a community of colleagues. Part 1 of a two-part series... This first day of this mini-course will cover the fundamentals of what drives vo... more
Faculty GUR Group: Markets: Allocation, Efficiency and Failure (Part 2 of 2)
Location: Miller Hall 156, Date: 11/13/2008 4:00:00 PM
Join [b]Vinit Jagdish[/b], Department of Economics, to learn more about the discipline of Economics, examine and discuss best practices in teaching, and form a community of colleagues. Part 2 of a two-part series... This mini course provides a brief overview of topics covered in an introductor... more
Faculty GUR Group: Markets: Allocation, Efficiency and Failure (Part 1 of 2)
Location: Miller Hall 156, Date: 11/11/2008 4:00:00 PM
Join [b]Vinit Jagdish[/b], Department of Economics, to learn more about the discipline of Economics, examine and discuss best practices in teaching, and form a community of colleagues. Part 1 of a two-part series... This mini course provides a brief overview of topics covered in an introductor... more
What Sport Psychology Tells Us about Effective Teaching
Location: Parks Hall 104, Date: 10/21/2008 4:00:00 PM
Presenter: Ralph A. Vernacchia, Ph.D., PEHR/Center for Performance Excellence This workshop presents the educational foundations of sport psychology that relate to teaching and instructional effectiveness. The workshop is focused on exploring the teacher as a coach and a presentation perspective ... more
Faculty GUR Group: Talking the Talk: Globalization and Language Contact (Part 2 of 2)
Location: Miller Hall 156, Date: 10/16/2008 4:00:00 PM
Join Kendra Douglas, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, to learn more about the discipline of Linguistics, examine and discuss best practices in teaching, and form a community of colleagues. Part 2 of a two-part series... In this mini-course in sociolinguistics, we will discuss thre... more
Faculty GUR Group: Talking the Talk: Globalization and Language Contact (Part 1 of 2)
Location: Miller Hall 156, Date: 10/14/2008 4:00:00 PM
Join Kendra Douglas, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, to learn more about the discipline of Linguistics, examine and discuss best practices in teaching, and form a community of colleagues. Part 1 of a two-part series... In this mini-course in sociolinguistics, we will discuss thre... more
Student Seminars: a Pedagogical Practice for Transformative Learning
Location: Viking Union 464, Date: 9/18/2008 1:00:00 PM
Participants will experience firsthand this unique pedagogy which teaches students to co-construct knowledge through critical reading, reflective and analytical writing, and small group communication. This two-hour session will be led by Jane Lister Reis, Faculty Development Coordinator at the Teach... more
Experiential Learning Using the E.D.G.E Program
Location: Viking Union Multipurpose Room, Date: 9/18/2008 1:00:00 PM
Learn more about WWU's experiential learning program, E.D.G.E., and how it can be tailored to fit the needs of your class. Jennifer Karchmer, a WWU faculty member and trained E.D.G.E. facilitator, uses activities successfully in her Communication classes and will lead a demonstration of: 1) icebreak... more
Innovative Teaching Showcase Open House
Location: College Hall 310, Date: 6/3/2008 11:30:00 AM
Every year, the Center for Instructional Innovation creates a cutting-edge multimedia showcase, featuring the best practices of Western’s most dynamic instructors. This year's showcase theme is Creating a Culture of Writing. At the open house, you can see it all, as well as meet the directors and ... more
Using Data to Understand Western's Students
Location: Miller Hall 158, Date: 4/24/2008 3:00:00 PM
The first year of college is often the most difficult. The Western Educa-tional Longitudinal Study (WELS) investigates the precursors to college experience (expectations, family background, high school experience), and their relationships to outcomes in the first year. This data reveals the process ... more
Writing Effective Exams
Location: Viking Union 462AB, Date: 4/14/2008 1:00:00 PM
Writing exams that effectively evaluate students’ learning can be a difficult task. Yet tasks can inform instructors whether their students are achieving their learning goals. During this hands-on workshop, Dr. Doug Bernstein, Professor Emeritus from the University of Illinois and Visiting Professor... more
Festival of Scholarship: Celebrating Collaborative Inquiry
Location: see online schedule, Date: 4/10/2008 9:00:00 AM
The Festival will celebrate collaborative inquiry that welcomes the inclusion of student voices – from developing research questions and project goals through collaborative authorship. Participants will explore and reflect upon the responsible conduct of research, appropriate mentoring relationships... more
Environmental Influences and Student Success
Location: Viking Union 462 A/B, Date: 10/26/2007 9:00:00 AM
Presented by Peter Rosenberg, of The Spelman and Johnson Group, this workshop details how the physical environment at a university can be welcoming, inclusive, and support academic success. It can also be confusing, exclusive, and significantly impede student learning and personal success. Slides of... more
Advantageous Technologies in Western's Classrooms
Location: Bond Hall 428, Date: 10/16/2007 4:00:00 PM
In recent years, Western has upgraded classroom technologies including media devices, computers, internet access, projectors and document cameras, as well as specialized tools, such as the Classroom Response System and Blackboard Learning Management System. Dr. Frank Roberts, the Director of Academi... more
2006-07 Innovative Teaching Showcase Open House
Location: College Hall 310, Date: 6/4/2007 11:00:00 AM
**Please note new date and time.** Every year, the Center for Instructional Innovation creates a cutting-edge multimedia showcase, featuring the best practices of Western’s most dynamic instructors. This year's showcase theme is Teaching for a Sustainable Future. At the open house, you can see it... more
Tricks of the Trade: How to Grade Writing and Survive
Location: College Hall 9, Date: 5/15/2007 12:00:00 PM
This workshop will invite a potpourri of strategies others have found useful for grading student writing. Formerly “Some Fridays,” this noon-time brown bag series aims to bring together people from across campus engaged with writing instruction and to swap successful approaches, practices, and cl... more
Creating First-Year Curricula
Location: College Hall 135, Date: 5/3/2007 4:00:00 PM
What makes a course work especially well for entering first-year students? This interactive and informative workshop is designed to help faculty create first-year seminars that engage students more deeply with content, as well as meet the criteria set under the new general education requirements for... more
What’s a Rubric Got to do With it? Grading Writing
Location: College Hall 9, Date: 5/1/2007 12:00:00 PM
This workshop will focus on the value of carefully constructed criteria sheets for evaluating writing, along with ways to use them most effectively. Formerly “Some Fridays,” this noon-time brown bag series aims to bring together people from across campus engaged with writing instruction and to sw... more
Fostering a Critical Stance AND a Will to Live: Responding to Writing
Location: College Hall 9, Date: 4/17/2007 12:00:00 PM
This workshop will emphasize multiple modes for providing responses to student writing, ones that will encourage writers to keep on keeping on and to refine their reasoning. Formerly “Some Fridays,” this noon-time brown bag series aims to bring together people from across campus engaged with writ... more
Handling Student Feedback
Location: College Hall 135, Date: 4/5/2007 4:00:00 PM
Students provide feedback to faculty in many ways: end-of-course evaluations, midterm assessments, and online surveys. In what ways can these evaluations be used most effectively? What happens to all those course evaluations?<br><br> This interactive workshop, led by Western faculty ... more
Writing Effective Exams
Location: Viking Union 464, Date: 3/9/2007 2:00:00 PM
[b]RSVP by March 2: [link="mailto:Karen.Casto@wwu.edu"]Karen.Casto@wwu.edu[/link][/b] Writing exams that effectively evaluate students’ learning can be a difficult task. Yet well-designed tests can inform instructors whether their students are achieving their learning goals. During this ha... more
Some Fridays Series: Avoiding Plagiarism
Location: Wilson Library 677, Date: 3/9/2007 12:00:00 PM
What practices and activities exist for helping students avoid plagiarizing (in any fashion)? Affords a chance to clarify WWU guidelines on plagiarism, but emphasizes ways to prevent violations before they happen.... more
Community Learning and Sustainability
Location: Miller Hall 160, Date: 3/1/2007 4:00:00 PM
Explore the many ways that community based learning can enhance curricula and inspire students. Tim Costello from the Center for Service Learning will lead this interactive workshop.... more
Some Fridays Series: Editing Priorities
Location: Wilson Library 677, Date: 2/23/2007 12:00:00 PM
What conventions of Standard Edited English should our student writers know and be able to practice? Provides a chance to articulate individual lists of the conventions we think are fundamental for proficient college-level writers and to see if we share any priorities.... more
Some Fridays Series: Low Stakes Writing
Location: Wilson Library 677, Date: 2/9/2007 12:00:00 PM
How might you use writing-to-learn activities in any class – ones that don’t require the labor intensive challenges (for both students and faculty) that high stakes writing assignments require? Emphasizes ways to use writing as a way of thinking and learning course concepts.... more
Maintaining Civility in the College Classroom
Location: Viking Union 464, Date: 2/8/2007 4:00:00 PM
Dr. Gerald Amada received B.A. and M.S.W. degrees at Rutgers University and his Ph.D. in social and clinical psychology at the Wright Institute, Berkeley, California. He has published eight books and over eighty articles and book reviews on the subjects of mental health, psychotherapy, and disruptiv... more
Some Fridays Series: Working With ESL Writers
Location: Wilson Library 677, Date: 1/19/2007 12:00:00 PM
What are some helpful, low-resource practices for responding to the special needs of second (or more) language writers? Includes a chance to hear from campus experts with academic training and experience in this area.... more
Brown Bag for New Faculty
Location: Miller Hall 112, Date: 1/11/2007 12:00:00 PM
The beginning of winter quarter is a great time for new faculty members to reflect upon what went right—and what might have gone wrong—with their fall quarter courses. This brown bag session was created by popular demand, and is designed to give new faculty an opportunity to meet with CII staff, co... more
Revising Writing Assignments Until They’re Really Good OR Better
Location: Writing Center, Wilson Library 677, Date: 12/15/2006 1:00:00 PM
Part of the Some Fridays series on writing instruction, this will be a potluck opportunity. Bring your favorite successful writing assignment (or part of one) for an exchange of "really good (or better) writing assignments."... more
“Talking Like the TLA”: Using Dialogue to Learn
Location: Bond Hall 106, Date: 12/7/2006 4:00:00 PM
During this hands-on session, campus members of the Teaching Learning Academy (TLA) will discuss this year’s study theme as an opportunity to gain strategies and practice in facilitating this kind of dialogue. The TLA study theme for 2006-07 is: How do we create a positive learning culture at Weste... more
Addressing the Needs of ESL Writers
Location: Writing Center, Wilson Library 677, Date: 12/1/2006 1:00:00 PM
Part of the Some Fridays series on writing instruction, during this session some helpful day-to-day practicies for working with second language writers will be explored, including hearing from cammpus experts.... more
What Works Best for Responding to and Evaluating Writing
Location: Writing Center, Wilson Library 677, Date: 11/17/2006 1:00:00 PM
Part of the Some Fridays series on writing instruction, this is a potluck opportunity--bring your favorite response activity or evaluation scheme or rubric for an idea and materials exchange.... more
Using Weblogs to Enhance Learning
Location: Bond Hall 106, Date: 11/2/2006 4:00:00 PM
Join the staff from the Center for Instructional Innovation to discover the most practical academic examples of this popular web publishing tool, explore its relevant features, and envision its best uses in higher education.... more
Expectations for Student Writing at Western
Location: Writing Center, Wilson Library 677, Date: 10/20/2006 1:00:00 PM
Part of the Some Fridays Series on Writing Instruction, this session includes a chance to discuss the newly minted document of the same name created by WWU’s Writing Assessment Group, including possibilities for adapting them to disciplinary needs.... more
Solving Student Learning…Together
Location: Old Main 590 (Solarium), Date: 10/5/2006 4:00:00 PM
Join guest speaker Dr. Richard Gale, Director of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL), to explore new frontiers in student learning and ways we might better include students in the teaching-learning process. Gale’s talk—which will be followed by opportunities for... more
Using Rubrics to Promote High-level Student Outcomes
Location: VU 464, Date: 9/21/2006 10:00:00 AM
This two-hour, interactive workshop will give participants the tools to translate their instructional objectives for a course into clear and concise rubrics for assignments.... more
Using Rubrics to Promote High-Level Student Outcomes
Location: Viking Union 567, Date: 7/26/2006 10:00:00 AM
This two-hour, interactive workshop will give participants the tools to translate their instructional objectives for a course into clear and concise rubrics for assignments. A strongly articulated rubric creates an optimal grading guideline that allows the professor to illuminate the salient ele... more
An Approach to Measuring Values: The use of Best-Worst Scaling (BWS)
Location: Parks Hall 441, Date: 6/1/2006 4:00:00 PM
Dr, Geoff Soutar, Director of the Graduate School of Management at the University of Western Australia, Perth Australia, will be giving a seminar on: An Approach to Measuring Values: The use of Best-Worst Scaling (BWS).... more
2005-06 Innovative Teaching Showcase Open House
Location: Miller Hall 156 (CII), Date: 6/1/2006 1:00:00 PM
Meet the directors and staff of the Center for Instructional Innovation; Learn more about the 2005-2006 Innovative Teaching Showcase. Meet the Showcase’s featured instructors.... more
A Mirror on Professional Artistry: Business Professors’ Use of Reflection in Their Teaching Practices
Location: Parks Hall 441, Date: 5/16/2006 4:00:00 PM
Dr. Gary Wagenheim, Management Consultant and Adjunct Professor at both Simon Fraser University and the Helsinki School of Economics will be giving a seminar on: A Mirror on Professional Artistry: Business Professors’ Use of Reflection in Their Teaching Practices.... more
Beyond the Classroom: Service Learning, Internships, International Experiences
Location: Miller Hall 160, Date: 5/4/2006 4:00:00 PM
Preparing students as active participants in the global community requires a variety of innovative pedagogies, as well as forging explicit connections between the in and out of classroom experience. Join the Center for Service Learning and Office of Undergraduate Education to explore ways to deepen ... more
Using Humor and Play for Learning
Location: Miller Hall 160, Date: 4/6/2006 4:00:00 PM
As T.S. Eliot said, "Humor is also a way of saying something serious." Taking advantage of a humorous situation --and having fun-- in the classroom can be a great way to create "teachable moments." Appropriate and intentional use of humor in the classroom can also create a learni... more
Writing Syllabi that Engage and Motivate Students
Location: Miller Hall 158, Date: 3/2/2006 4:00:00 PM
A course syllabus gives a positive first impression of your course, and makes explicit to students your learning objectives and expectations. During this workshop, best practices for syllabus creation will be explored, and a new on-line syllabus creation tool created by the Center for Instructional ... more
Successful Strategies for the Large Classroom
Location: Miller Hall 158, Date: 2/2/2006 4:00:00 PM
A big class isn’t just a small class with more people in it – instead, it requires different teaching methods and different organizational techniques to make it an inclusive learning environment for all students. Join Carol Edwards, Dean of the College of Fine and Performing Arts, to discuss what yo... more
Time Out: Finding Ways to Honor the Time We Have
Location: Miller Hall 158, Date: 1/12/2006 4:00:00 PM
Your email inbox is full, students are lined up for your office hours, and there are still dozens of exams to grade...where, and how, do overloaded faculty find time to reflect, connect, and create the space necessary for both attending to their work as instructors and their lives as scholars? Take ... more
Getting Along: Resolving Difficult Classroom Situations
Location: Miller Hall 158, Date: 11/3/2005 4:00:00 PM
Contention in the classroom -- be it day-to-day classroom management issues, disruptive behavior, or difficult subject matter -- it can greatly impact the learning environment. Join Karen Hoelscher who has been studying strategies for defusing such potentially negative situations, discuss your own c... more
Beginning the Intellectual Journey
Location: Miller Hall 158, Date: 10/6/2005 4:00:00 PM
Through our choice of class activities, assignments, and evaluations we create a path that guides first-year students in their transition to Western, shaping their approach to learning throughout their general education. Learn about optimal pedagogies and developing learning outcomes for first-year ... more
PEEL Faculty Workshop: Incorporating diversity and intercultural awareness into learner-centered practices
Location: Viking Union 464, Date: 7/20/2005 9:00:00 AM
Western faculty are invited to join facilitator Marcia Wong, Ph.D. from the University of Arizona’s Teaching Center PEEL Project, for this special, interactive workshop. Participants will explore beliefs and assumptions that underlie classroom learning among diverse students, the influence of cu... more
2004-05 Innovative Teaching Showcase Open House
Location: Miller Hall 156, Date: 6/2/2005 1:00:00 PM
Meet the directors and staff of the Center for Instructional Innovation; Learn more about the 2004-2005 Innovative Teaching Showcase. Meet the Showcase’s featured instructors.... more
Engaging Learners Through Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening
Location: Miller Hall 160, Date: 5/5/2005 4:00:00 PM
How might we use reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities as ways to engage learners? Faculty and students from various disciplines will share practices for using these modes as ways of learning. This workshop is part of this year's First Thursdays Faculty Development Workshop Series co-... more
Engaging Learners in the Slovak Republic: Reflections on a Fulbright Experience
Location: Miller Hall 160, Date: 4/7/2005 4:00:00 PM
The Slovak Republic has been an independent nation since 1993. It joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004. During her recent Fulbright in the Slovak Republic, Vice Provost Kris Bulcroft worked with the University of Economics in Bratislava to develop an accreditation plan that will aid tha... more
Because Wisdom Can’t Be Told: Using Case Studies in the College Classroom
Location: Miller Hall 160, Date: 3/3/2005 4:00:00 PM
"It can be said flatly that the mere act of listening to wise statements and sound advice does little for anyone. In the process of learning, the learner's dynamic cooperation is required." — Charles I. Gragg Case studies are stories that have an educational message. Because the best ca... more
How to Create and Sustain Student Engagement
Location: Miller Hall 160, Date: 2/3/2005 4:00:00 PM
Extensive research shows that students who actively participate in their own learning experience have greater academic success. What can faculty members do to boost student engagement in their own classrooms? This workshop, which is co-facilitated by faculty member Joyce Hammond and other faculty an... more
Why Bother? Strategies that Motivate Learners
Location: Miller Hall 160, Date: 1/13/2005 4:00:00 PM
Despite an abiding engagement in the work of learning, we likely all have at least moments when we wonder why we should bother. This interactive workshop will feature strategies for reviving and renewing our energy for learning, including activities and approaches that students say motivate them. Th... more
Great Expectations: How to Demonstrate Success in the Classroom
Location: Miller Hall 160, Date: 12/2/2004 4:00:00 PM
Are your students learning what you want them to in your course? There is considerable evidence showing that how we evaluate our students--and what we tell them is important drives what they learn. At this interactive workshop, participants will hear how Western faculty from different disciplines ha... more
Ethics Across the Curriculum
Location: Miller Hall 160, Date: 11/4/2004 4:00:00 PM
Ethical dilemmas –in everything from who gets a flu shot to fair political campaigns—are an omnipresent part of modern life. There is a growing movement in higher education to help students develop their ethical reasoning skills, both within their major and as part of a liberal arts education. This ... more
What We Know about Our Students
Location: Miller Hall 160, Date: 10/7/2004 4:00:00 PM
What students have to say about their own experiences, both in and out of class, can be used effectively by instructors to help inform their teaching. At this workshop, Western researchers will give participants a snapshot of student demographics, and share some of the enlightening results of the la... more
PEEL Faculty Workshop: Facilitating and Enhancing Classroom Discourse
Location: Viking Union 464, Date: 7/15/2004 10:00:00 AM
No matter what the discipline, promoting open and meaningful dialogue among students is critical to achieving course objectives and a deeper understanding of content. Western faculty are invited to join facilitators Nidhi Mahendra, Ph.D., and Terri Riffe, Ph.D. from the University of Arizona’s Teach... more
2003-04 Innovative Teaching Showcase Open House
Location: Miller Hall 156, Date: 6/1/2004 1:00:00 PM
Meet the directors and staff of the Center for Instructional Innovation; Learn more about the 2003-2004 Innovative Teaching Showcase. Meet the Showcase’s featured instructors and their student collaborators: Mark Bussell with undergraduates Melissa Pease and Autumn Burns from the Chemistry ... more
Field-Based Learning Projects: Supporting Linkages Among Faculty, Organizations, and Students
Location: Parks Hall 441, Date: 5/27/2004 4:00:00 PM
College of Business and Economics Professors Tom Roehl, John Sands, Kristi Tyran and Craig Tyran will discuss how faculty, external organizations, and students can share information about student field-based learning projects. They will describe how creating linkages to support information sharing m... more
Documenting Teaching (The Course Portfolio)
Location: Miller Hall 186, Date: 5/6/2004 4:00:00 PM
By focusing on a single course, the course portfolio affords an opportunity to think about a class in new ways with the goal of enhancing it. This workshop will provide an overview of the portfolio process, sample portfolio models, along with specific strategies for creating a portfolio for a specif... more
Infrastructure for Internships: Automating Internships Online
Location: Parks Hall 441, Date: 5/6/2004 4:00:00 PM
Professor Wendy Wilhelm, Marketing & Finance Department and Marketing program internship coordinator, and MBA student Jay Morrison will share approaches to developing the academic infrastructure for successful student internships.... more
Rethinking Retention – Teleconference from the National Resource Center on the First Year Experience
Location: Fraser 3, Date: 4/8/2004 10:00:00 AM
Interested in issues of student retention? Then please join us (and many other universities) this Thursday, April 8, for a national teleconference. Helping students succeed is both a financial imperative and a professional and ethical obligation. Join experts John Gardner, Patrick Terenzini and ... more
Weapons of Mass Instruction (or how to do more with less)
Location: Miller Hall 186, Date: 3/4/2004 4:00:00 PM
As fiscal resources shrink and class sizes grow, faculty face a bigger challenge in how to infuse innovative instructional methods into their large lecture courses. Join a panel of Western faculty members from various departments who’ve found some cost-effective ways to both save time and help their... more
Promoting the Public Good: Fulfilling Higher Education's Civic Mission
Location: Chemistry Building 285, Date: 3/4/2004 10:00:00 AM
Are you encouraging your students to look beyond the classroom and become vital participants in their communities? Does civic engagement play a role in your intentional student experience? This teleconference will take you on a journey that explores the moral, social, and political aspects of th... more
Textbooks and Teaching: Are They Related?
Location: Parks Hall 441, Date: 3/1/2004 4:00:00 PM
Engage in a discussion about how texbook authorship impacts teaching with two College of Business and Economics faculty members who have successfully authored textbooks. This event is sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Management Education.... more
Using Real Data in the Classroom: The Case for Quantitative Literacy
Location: Miller Hall 186, Date: 2/5/2004 4:00:00 PM
"The explosion in both the amount and variety of quantitative information, and the necessity of using such information in daily decisions, make the need for quantitative literacy both new and urgent." --Randall Richardson and William McCallum Join instructors from Huxley College and th... more
Peter Frost, author of "Toxic Emotions at Work"
Location: Biology 234, Date: 2/4/2004 4:00:00 PM
Dr. Frost will discuss his research and his new book, “Toxic Emotions at Work” (Harvard Business School Press, 2003). In his book, he argues that a world run on human capital requires human responses to the often harsh realities of business-and most leaders are shirking this vital responsibility. Co... more
The REAL First Year Student
Location: Miller Hall 186, Date: 1/8/2004 4:00:00 PM
According to Beloit College's current Mindset List, this year’s first-year students: Have never gotten excited over a telegram, a long distance call or a fax. Have always had a PIN number. Have been "dissing" and "burning" things all their lives. Think that "Ctrl Al... more
Finding the Common Good: A Panel Presentation
Location: Miller Hal 160, Date: 12/4/2003 4:00:00 PM
Join a panel of faculty, students, administrators and student affairs professionals to explore ways the campus community can collaborate to build a more learner-centered academic environment. Questions and answers will follow.... more
What's in a Book Seminar?
Location: Miller Hall 160, Date: 11/6/2003 4:00:00 PM
North Seattle CC has a highly successful, nationally recognized program of interdisciplinary, team-taught coordinated studies and linked courses. A book seminar is one of the key elements in creating these learning communities. This workshop is ideal for those faculty wanting a greater understanding... more
Special Breakfast Forum with Mary Marcy, Ph.D.
Location: Old Main 340, Date: 10/22/2003 7:30:00 AM
Join Mary Marcy, formerly of Western and now Senior Administrator of the grant-funded Antioch University's Project on Higher Education. Marcy will discuss ideas for building a quality work environment for faculty and maintaining student learning, even in difficult budget times. Campuses will need to... more
Teaching-Learning Academy Kick-off Reception
Location: Viking Union 565, Date: 10/2/2003 4:00:00 PM
It’s time to kick off another year of TLA, Western’s campus-wide discussion forum for teaching and learning issues. This year’s theme is “Collaborating for the Common Good,” and study groups and forums will center on exploring how members of the campus community might work together to create an even... more
Strength in Numbers: The Magic of Cooperative Learning
Location: Viking Union 464, Date: 7/15/2003 9:30:00 AM
This workshop is sponsored by the Center for Instructional Innovation and the Teaching Learning Academy at Western Washington University. Dr. Nidhi Mahendra, who will facilitate this workshop, has given several workshops at WWU before, and has focused particularly on how we can make our classrooms m... more
Innovative Instructional Strategies Interactive Workshop
Location: Viking Union 464, Date: 7/15/2003 9:30:00 AM
This workshop is sponsored by the Center for Instructional Innovation and the Teaching-Learning Academy at WWU, and will be facilitated by Terri Riffe, Ph.D., Director of the University of Arizona's Teaching & Learning Center. In this workshop, learn how we make the shift from teacher to stu... more
Instructional Strategies for Teaching Writing
Location: Wilson Library 461, Date: 6/23/2003 9:00:00 AM
Writing specialists and faculty from across departments will share their best practices for teaching writing. The final workshop topics will be determined by the faculty who sign up for the workshop. With support from the Office of Institutional Assessment and Testing, Western’s Writing Assessme... more
Assessing Student Writing
Location: Wilson Library 461, Date: 6/20/2003 9:00:00 AM
Participants will do a "Deep Reading" exercise before reading and assessing senior-level student papers in discipline-based scoring teams. While readers will share a cross-disciplinary scoring rubric developed in the statewide Senior Writing Study, each team will score their papers accordi... more
Creating a Course Portfolio
Location: Wilson Library 461, Date: 6/19/2003 9:00:00 AM
Related to a teaching portfolio, except focusing on a single course, the course portfolio affords an opportunity to think about a class in new ways with the goal of enhancing it. This workshop will provide an overview of the portfolio process, sample portfolio models, along with specific strategies ... more
Innovative Teaching Showcase Open House
Location: Miller Hall 156 (Center for Instructional Innovation), Date: 6/4/2003 4:00:00 PM
Meet the directors and staff of the Center for Instructional Innovation; Learn more about the 2002-2003 Innovative Teaching Showcase; meet the Showcase’s featured instructors.... more
Consulting and Technical Assistance in Minority Business Development: Benefits and Challenges of a Business School Program.
Location: Parks Hall 441, Date: 5/13/2003 4:00:00 PM
The College of Business and Economics' Center for Excellence in Management Education and the Diversity Fund are sponsoring a faculty seminar by Professor Thaddeus (Thad) Spratlen, University of Washington School of Business. Prior to joining the UW faculty in 1972 Dr. Spratlen taught at the Gradu... more
Creating Optimal Learning Environments (CREOLE)
Location: Haggard Hall 345, Date: 5/7/2003 4:00:00 PM
This session is for any faculty member interested in using the Internet more effectively within the classroom, or who wants a simple process to develop an online course. Join Karen Casto and Justina Brown of the Center for Instructional Innovation to learn how to access and use the CREOLE web-based ... more
Center for Service Learning Presents
Location: Haggard Hall 345, Date: 4/2/2003 4:00:00 PM
Curious about service learning and its possible role in your course? Attend this session to gain an understanding of ways service learning--and connecting students to meaningful outside-of-class experiences--might fit your student learning objectives.... more
The Course Portfolio: A Reflective Space Where Teaching & Learning Come Together
Location: Haggard Hall 345, Date: 3/5/2003 4:00:00 PM
The course portfolio—related to a teaching portfolio, except focusing on a single course—is a place to reflect on a course that matters a lot to you. Faculty from various disciplines who have created their own portfolios will describe the process and share their results (both in hard copy and online... more
Oh, THAT'S What I Was Doing!
Location: Haggard Hall 345, Date: 2/5/2003 4:00:00 PM
It is one thing to make the connection from theory to practice. What if, however, you’ve discovered a great classroom practice, but don’t really understand why it works? College instructors who have honed effective teaching strategies through years of experimentation may be surprised to learn their ... more
Undergrads as Learners: A Deeper Look at The Perry Scheme
Location: Viking Union 567, Date: 1/9/2003 9:30:00 AM
This interactive workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to dig more deeply into The Perry Scheme of Intellectual Development by allowing them to understand students-as-learners, and explore the implications of the Perry model for teaching, assessment, and curriculum design. Through l... more
Understanding Our Undergrads: The Perry Scheme of Intellectual Development
Location: Haggard Hall 345, Date: 1/8/2003 4:00:00 PM
In the students you teach and work with, do you notice any differences in their perspectives about knowing and learning? In this session, learn how The Perry Scheme of Intellectual Development can be a powerful tool to faciliate student learning in the classroom. The scheme, developed by William P... more
Looking Back, Looking Ahead
Location: Haggard Hall 345, Date: 12/4/2002 4:00:00 PM
For most faculty, teaching during the first and final days of a course can be particularly challenging. In this interactive session, three WWU deans address the overarching question: What effective strategies exist for beginning and ending courses? The three will present and exchange ideas for cour... more
Writing Proficiency
Location: Haggard Hall 345, Date: 11/6/2002 4:00:00 PM
Since all Western students must complete an upper-division Writing Proficiency (WP) course in order to graduate, you will probably teach one in your department sooner or later. Stop by this workshop to review university-wide requirements for WP courses and to learn more about campus resources for W... more
Strategy in Action: A Just-in-Time Approach to Teaching
Location: Parks Hall 441, Date: 10/9/2002 4:00:00 PM
Steve Standifird plans to describe how the integration of "live" cases enhances student learning in the capstone business course.... more
Improving Introductory Science Courses through Active Learning & Formative Assessment
Location: Viking Union 567, Date: 10/8/2002 1:00:00 PM
Most undergraduates get their first taste of science in a large lecture course, one in which they are passive listeners, and where assessment is a couple multiple choice tests. Current educational research, however, says that this method is not conducive to helping students form higher levels of und... more
Diversity Flashpoints
Location: Haggard Hall 345, Date: 10/2/2002 4:00:00 PM
This presentation is recommended for faculty and department chairs interested in strengthening their ability to help people co-exist and cooperate across differences including race, gender, disability, language, sexual orientation, and ethnicity. Using case studies from WWU and other institutions... more
CII Open House
Location: Miller Hall 156, Date: 6/5/2002 1:30:00 PM
Meet the directors and staff of the Center for Instructional Innovation; Learn more about the 2001-2002 Innovative Teaching Showcase; meet the Showcase’s featured instructors: Marc Geisler; Marc Richards; June Dodd; Stan Tag... more
Experimenting with Economics: Students as 'Rats' and Researchers
Location: Parks Hall 441, Date: 5/21/2002 4:00:00 PM
The Center for Excellence in Management Education Faculty Seminar Series... more
Community-based Learning in Action
Location: Old Main 590 (Solarium), Date: 5/1/2002 4:00:00 PM
Hear regional experts discuss community based learning in different forms. Light refreshments and discussion will follow the presentation, from 5:00 -5:30 PM. Panelists include: Gordon Chalmers, WWU -- "Service-Learning and Worksite Health Promotion Projects" Russell Fox, The Evergreen S... more
Internet Talk Show with Robert Hass
Location: Live on the world wide web, Date: 4/19/2002 8:30:00 AM
Join Bill Lyne from the Department of English as he hosts Robert Hass, the former poet laureate of the United States in a live Internet interview. Post questions beforehand or during the show on a website.... more
Breakfast Roundtable on General Education
Location: Solarium (Old Main 590), Date: 4/16/2002 8:00:00 AM
Join members of the Task Force on General Education for an informal roundtable discussion on Western's general education review process. Coffee and light breakfast items will be served. The campus community is welcome to attend.... more
Getting a Good Discussion Going in the Classroom
Location: Old Main 483, Date: 4/3/2002 4:00:00 PM
Join Dr. Susan Fiksdal, a sociolinguist from The Evergreen State College, to learn and talk about strategies for getting students engaged and conversing in your classes, no matter what their size. The role the faculty member can play as facilitator of group discussions also will be explored at this ... more
Service Learning
Location: Haggard Hall 345, Date: 4/2/2002 4:00:00 PM
Service Learning... more
Reflection and Student Self-Assessment
Location: Haggard Hall 353, Date: 3/6/2002 4:00:00 PM
Learn about the latest techniques that guarantee that students will reflect on their learning experiences and incorporate that learning in their lives. Marie Eaton (Fairhaven).... more
Breakfast Forum: University of Washington SOUL Project
Location: Old Main 590, Date: 2/6/2002 7:30:00 AM
Join Catharine Beyer, director of the University of Washington’s innovative SOUL (Study of Undergraduate Learning) Project. SOUL, a longitudinal study of undergraduates that begins with their enrollment at UW and ends with their graduation, has been a valuable tool in improving undergraduate teachin... more
General Education at Western
Location: Haggard Hall 353, Date: 2/6/2002 4:00:00 AM
Learn where Western stands with regard to review of our general education curriculum. Meet and share your ideas with the campus community about best practices in general education and how Western can enhance the lower division learning opportunities of our students. Facilitated by Kris Bulcroft, Vic... more
General Education and its Relationship to Majors in the College of Business and Economics
Location: Parks Hall 441, Date: 2/5/2002 4:00:00 PM
The Center for Excellence in Management Education Faculty Seminar Series will be sponsoring a panel discussion on the topic, "General Education and its Relationship to Majors in the College of Business and Economics." Panelists will include, Professor Brian Burton, Department of Management... more
Linking Writing to Content
Location: Haggard Hall 353, Date: 12/5/2001 4:00:00 AM
How can writing be used within one's discipline to increase critical thinking skills and improve communication literacy of our students? Carmen Werder (CII) and Donna Qualley (English).... more
Blackboard for Course Management and Asynchronous Learning
Location: Haggard Hall 353, Date: 11/7/2001 4:00:00 AM
Learn how faculty at Western are using the latest course management software, Blackboard, to help meet learning objectives in their courses. John Farquhar (ATUS) and Karen Casto (CII) will lead a faculty panel.... more
Let's Talk about September
Location: Old Main 482, Date: 10/11/2001 3:30:00 PM
All faculty and staff are invited to a special workshop sponsored by the Center for Instructional Innovation on dealing with values-laden issues. The session is designed to be an interactive exchange providing ways to lead dialogues, as well as other strategies for addressing sensitive issues inside... more
The Politics of Change and the Rewards of Transformation
Location: Old Main 590, Date: 10/10/2001 8:00:00 AM
Help us begin the serious consideration of curriculum reform, in discussion with representatives from two campuses that have successfully implemented significant revision of their General Education requirements. Speakers include: Richard Guarasci, Provost, Wagner College, Mary Kay Tetreault, Prov... more
Active Learning in Larger Classes
Location: Haggard Hall 353, Date: 10/3/2001 4:00:00 AM
Talk to a panel of master teachers from Western Washington University about their strategies for getting students to become actively engaged in their large, lecture courses. Thor Hansen (Geology), Carol Janson (Art), Scott Brennan (Huxley), and Kathy Young (Anthropology).... more
General Education at Western
Location: Haggard Hall 353, Date: 2/6/2001 4:00:00 PM
Learn where Western stands with regard to review of our general education curriculum. Meet and share your ideas with the campus community about best practices in general education and how Western can enhance the lower division learning opportunities of our students. Facilitated by Kris Bulcroft, Vic... more
Rewarding the Scholarship of Teaching
Location: Old Main 585, Date: 6/2/2000 7:30:00 AM
Breakfast-Seminar: The Three R’s Revisited – In a capstone session, Provost Andrew Bodman will review and discuss findings from Parts I and II of the Campus Conversations. An action plan will be developed to further enhance the status of teaching at Western.... more
Rewarding the Scholarship of Teaching
Location: Old Main 585, Date: 5/10/2000 7:30:00 AM
Breakfast-Seminar: New Models for Rewarding Faculty - Cindi Fukami of the Management Department at the University of Denver, will describe the innovative reward system her institution has developed.... more
Rewarding the Scholarship of Teaching
Location: Old Main 340, Date: 5/8/2000 4:00:00 PM
Campus Forum on the Faculty Reward System at Western – the Faculty Senate will sponsor an open forum to discuss the current status of faculty incentives and rewards and to propose ways of enhancing that system.... more
Rewarding the Scholarship of Teaching
Location: Old Main 585, Date: 4/11/2000 7:30:00 AM
Breakfast-Seminar: New Models for Rewarding Faculty– Robert Hoover who is President of the University of Idaho will describe systems that U of I has in place for rewarding exemplary teaching and research.... more
Reflecting on The Scholarship of Teaching
Location: Old Main 585, Date: 3/3/2000 7:30:00 AM
Breakfast-Seminar: The Relationship Between Learning and Teaching – Joseph Trimble, Director of the Office of Institutional Assessment/Testing and Carl Simpson, Director of Institutional Research to present their observations on links between learning outcomes and teaching effectiveness. Representat... more
Reflecting on The Scholarship of Teaching
Location: Old Main 585, Date: 2/28/2000 7:30:00 AM
Breakfast-Seminar: Faculty Perspectives on the Scholarship of Teaching: John Bean, from Seattle University, to discuss ways of "Using Writing to Reflect on Teaching and Learning."... more
Recognizing The Scholarship of Teaching
Location: Old Main 585, Date: 11/9/1999 7:30:00 AM
Goal Setting Forum - Academic Coordinating Commission to sponsor a campus symposium, intended to broaden the dialogue by hosting an open forum led by Western’s Campus Conversation Faculty and ACC members.... more
Recognizing The Scholarship of Teaching
Location: Old Main 585, Date: 10/15/1999 7:30:00 AM
Breakfast-Seminar: An Overview of our Campus Conversation and the National Academy - Kris Bulcroft to describe the scope of the Carnegie project and to detail Western’s special role in it.... more