Mark Your Calendars!

Mark Your Calendars!

The 2014 Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference is scheduled for November 13-14. The conference features innovative uses of technology in learning applications. Visit the link below for more information.

Join the iPad Learning Circle

Join the iPad Learning Circle

Add a little mobility to your classroom and teaching by joining the iPad Learning Circle. Find out about how to best use your iPad on campus and online.

Join the Blended Learning Circle

Join the Blended Learning Circle

Join our learning circle of UMSL faculty who are curious about blended instruction and willing to experiment with blended techniques in future courses.

Download a CTL Syllabus Template

Download a CTL Syllabus Template

Save time by using one of the CTL syllabus templates, loaded with UMSL policies and recommendations. It's yours to edit to your heart's content!

Mark Your Calendars!
Join the iPad Learning Circle
Join the Blended Learning Circle
Download a CTL Syllabus Template


The Center for Teaching and Learning sponsors professional development programs for faculty, graduate students and academic leaders. The CTL creates opportunities for all who work with students to learn and to support one another's efforts.


October


Friday, October 3
9:30 AM-Noon
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
Peer Academic Leaders Seminar (PALS)
PALS is designed for undergraduates who work with their peers in instructional capacities (peer tutors, peer advisors, student assistants, lab assistants, supplemental instruction leaders, FYE leaders). 
Register Now


Friday, October 3
Blended Learning Circle: Meeting 2
2:30-3:30 PM
589 Lucas Hall
Join our learning circle of UMSL faculty who are curious about blended instruction and willing to experiment with blended techniques in future courses. Whether you plan to blend activities or your entire course is up to you. Our group will share design options, implementation techniques, and assessment strategies to keep students engaged inside the classroom and out within a single, unified course.
Register


Friday, October 17
Blended Learning Circle: Meeting 3
2:30-3:30 PM
589 Lucas Hall
Join our learning circle of UMSL faculty who are curious about blended instruction and willing to experiment with blended techniques in future courses. Whether you plan to blend activities or your entire course is up to you. Our group will share design options, implementation techniques, and assessment strategies to keep students engaged inside the classroom and out within a single, unified course.
Register

Friday, October 23
Service-Learning at UMSL: Researching the Effectiveness of Service Learning
3:00-4:30 PM
302 Lucas Hall
Fall Workshop, facilitated by Sally Ebest, on research and scholarship best practices related to community engaged learning projects. This 90–minute, interactive workshop will answer the following questions: 

  • Why research your teaching? Why is pedagogical research important?
  • What counts as data? How do you collect data? How do you establish validity?
  • How do you design the research project? What about IRB?
  • Where can you publish? What resources can help?

Register

Friday, October 31
Blended Learning Circle: Meeting 4
2:30-3:30 PM
589 Lucas Hall
Join our learning circle of UMSL faculty who are curious about blended instruction and willing to experiment with blended techniques in future courses. Whether you plan to blend activities or your entire course is up to you. Our group will share design options, implementation techniques, and assessment strategies to keep students engaged inside the classroom and out within a single, unified course.
Register



November


Tuesday, November 4
Friday, November 7
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)

Online in 9 Showcase
Faculty who have developed courses in the Online in 9 Course Development Series will showcase their completed courses.


Thursday, November 13 & Friday November 14
All-day Event
Technology Learning Center - Thursday, JC Penney Conference Center - Friday
Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference
The Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference offers an ensemble of keynote addresses, faculty innovations during concurrent sessions, technology workshops, and vendor exhibits. The conference program has evolved over the years to reflect emerging trends in technology applications in higher education and developing shared expertise in online teaching experiences and strategies.
This event is free for UMSL Faculty/Staff.


Friday, November 21
Blended Learning Circle: Meeting 5
2:30-3:30 PM
589 Lucas Hall
Join our learning circle of UMSL faculty who are curious about blended instruction and willing to experiment with blended techniques in future courses. Whether you plan to blend activities or your entire course is up to you. Our group will share design options, implementation techniques, and assessment strategies to keep students engaged inside the classroom and out within a single, unified course.
Register



December


Tuesday, December 16 
Preparing for Promotion and Tenure Review (Tenure Track Faculty)
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
589 Lucas Hall
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.
Co-Sponsored by the Faculty Senate.


Tuesday, December 16
Preparing for Promotion to Full Professor
Noon – 1:30 PM
589 Lucas Hall
Colleagues serving on UMSL’s ATP Committee and those recently reviewed offer information about the process and advice about preparing for review. Co-sponsor: Faculty Senate.
Co-Sponsored by the Faculty Senate


Wednesday, December 17
Preparing for Promotion for Non-Tenure Track Faculty Members
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
589 Lucas Hall
Colleagues share strategies for documenting effective teaching and/or research. Learn what constitutes evidence and how to collect and present it in an Electronic  Portfolio. Co-sponsor: Faculty Senate.
Document - Preparing for Promotion for Non-Tenure Track Faculty
Co-Sponsored by the Faculty Senate