Center for Teaching and Learning


upcomingevents

November


Thursday and Friday, November 3-4
JCP Conference Center
8 AM - 5 PM
15th Annual Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference
UMSL hosts this regional conference which attracts colleagues from campuses across the metropolitan region. This year includes concurrent sessions on both Thursday and Friday in the JC Penney Conference Center. Friday’s schedule includes a keynote and workshop by Derek Bruff, Vanderbilt University’s CTL Director. Bruff’s topic: “Class Time Reconsidered” and “Good Questions, Deep Learning.”
Wednesday, November 30
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
3:00 - 4:00 PM
myVita Workshop
Join colleagues in this hands-on workshop to learn the basics about adding your accomplishments in research, teaching, and service activity data in myVITA.

December


Monday, December 12
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
10 - 11:30 AM
Faculty Colloquia: Preparing for Promotion and Tenure Review (Tenure-Track Faculty)
Colleagues serving on tenure and promotion committees and those recently reviewed offer advice about documenting one's accomplishments and preparing for review. Co-sponsor: Faculty Senate.
Monday, December 12
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
Noon - 1:30 PM
Faculty Colloquia: Preparing for Promotion to Full Professor
Colleagues serving on tenure and promotion committees and those recently reviewed offer advice about documenting one's accomplishments and preparing for full promotion. Co-sponsor: Faculty Senate. Want a boxed lunch? Register by Thursday, Dec. 8.
Tuesday, December 13
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
Noon - 1:30 PM
Faculty Colloquia: Preparing for Promotion for Non-Tenure Track Faculty Members
Colleagues share strategies for documenting effective teaching. Learn what constitutes evidence and how to collect and present it. Co-sponsor: Faculty Senate.

January


Saturday, January 7
Location TBD
8:30 AM - 12 Noon
Part-Time Faculty Orientation
UMSL hosts a campus orientation for new part-time faculty. Orientations are designed to introduce: (1) campus services which support faculty and students; (2) campus supports for teaching and learning including integrating technology into courses; (3) service-learning and civic engagement opportunities; (4) research and funding opportunities.
Tuesday, January 10
Lucas Hall 589
1:00 - 4:30 PM
Course Design Workshop
Are you teaching a new course next year? Or ready to redesign one you’ve already taught? Interested in aligning the components of your course to intentionally foster significant student learning? If so, come join colleagues from across campus in an intensive 3.5 hour workshop on the design of face-to-face courses. Together participants will focus on the role of course design in the overall act of teaching; write learning outcomes that will provide focus for the course activities and assessment.
Friday, January 13
Express Scripts Hall 104 (ESH104)
1:00 - 4:30 PM
Part-Time Faculty Orientation
UMSL hosts a campus orientation for new part-time faculty. Orientations are designed to introduce: (1) campus services which support faculty and students; (2) campus supports for teaching and learning including integrating technology into courses; (3) service-learning and civic engagement opportunities; (4) research and funding opportunities.


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