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This year's Spring Forum will feature faculty-led sessions featuring strategies to engage students outside of the classroom or online.

Take Your Course to More Students

Take Your Course to More Students

The University of Missouri Intercampus Course Sharing initiative is accepting proposals now.

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.

Certificate in University Teaching

Certificate in University Teaching

The CUT program helps graduate students extend their subject skills to the university classroom.

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Career Opportunity


We're expanding our team! The UMSL Center for Teaching and Learning is now accepting applications for the position of Instructional Designer-Expert. Join a fun, fast-paced work environment where you can help faculty learn new strategies to improve their teaching, promote student learning, and encourage effective uses of technology in education. Find out more information and apply!


January


Saturday, January 10
Part-time Faculty Orientation
8:30 AM – Noon
103 Express Scripts Hall
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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Friday, January 16
Part-time Faculty Orientation
1:00 -4:30 PM
103 Express Scripts Hall
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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Wednesday, January 28
PALS: Campus Rules and Regulations Training
2:00-4:00 PM
589 Lucas Hall
PALS is a Campus Rules & Regulations Orientation. Any student employed as a peer tutor, advisor, undergraduate tutor, SI Leader, lab tutor or assistant, peer academic leader or mentor at UMSL needs this important training.
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Thursday, January 29
Intercampus Course Sharing Information Session
2:00-3:00 PM
589 Lucas Hall
The Intercampus Course Sharing Initiative from University of Missouri-System allows faculty from any of the UM campuses to teach an online course that can be taken by students at other UM campuses. Faculty or departments interested in the Course Sharing process will need to complete a proposal for the course(s) they intend to share to other campuses.
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Thursday, January 29
iPad Learning Circle: Explain Everything
3:30-4:30 PM
589 Lucas Hall
UMSL has a growing number of faculty who are exploring how the iPad can support their research and teaching. We meet regularly to share ideas and demonstrate current practices how the iPad impacts education. This session will focus on the app Explain Everything.
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February


Friday, February 6
Online in 9 Begins!
9:00 AM
JCP Conference Center
Join us at the 2015 Spring Forum on Teaching and Technology to learn creative ways to engage students outside the classroom and online through faculty-led concurrent sessions. This event is open to UMSL faculty and staff. Register today!
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Week of February 9
Online in 9 Begins!
Time varies depending on cohort
589 Lucas Hall
Take your online course to the next level by participating in a 9-week series designed to help you efficiently develop or redesign your course. By the end of the series, you will have a completely finished course site, confidence with new technologies and strategies for managing your time and students. This series is designed to fit into your schedule with a combination of face-to-face and online activities structured to keep your course development on track. Join your colleagues in an interdisciplinary small group to share ideas and learn new tools and strategies guided by research-based, national standards.
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Thursday, February 26
PALS: Campus Rules and Regulations Training
2:00-4:00 PM
589 Lucas Hall
PALS is a Campus Rules & Regulations Orientation. Any student employed as a peer tutor, advisor, undergraduate tutor, SI Leader, lab tutor or assistant, peer academic leader or mentor at UMSL needs this important training.
Register


Friday, February 27
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Express Scripts Hall 103
Test Construction: Writing Multiple-Choice Tests That Challenge Students
Assessing student knowledge of content material is a common practice in academia, yet many exams don’t challenge students to think critically about the topic at hand.  Rather, many exams only examine as student’s ability to prove mastery of comprehension and recall.  Participants in this workshop will look at techniques to turn short answer or essay type questions into a multiple choice format with the goal of requiring students to analyze situations, apply information, and synthesize multiple concepts in a single scenario.  Questions that test higher order cognitive knowledge are typically better discriminators between students who have mastered the material and those who are surface level learners.  Participants are encouraged to bring an exam to the workshop where they will revise at least portions of that test.


Friday, February 27
1:00 – 3:00 PM
CTL Conference Room - 589 Lucas
Writing Teaching and Research Statements
Begin working on documents for third year, promotion, tenure review, and award nominations. Learn to craft these statements with structure, guidance, resources, and examples provided by faculty colleagues. Laptops helpful, but not essential.
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March


Friday, March 6
1:00 - 2:30 PM
CTL Conference Room - 589 Lucas
Preparing the Factual Record
You plan to submit your papers for review, but what goes into the all-important Factual Record? How do you work with your ad personam committee? What’s a dossier? Whether you will be reviewed for promotion or promotion with tenure, bring your questions and ideas to this informal session. Guidance and coffee will be served.
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Friday, March 13
10:00-11:30 AM
Express Scripts Hall 103 
Solving the Problem of Teamwork: An Introduction to Team-Based Learning
Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a special form of collaborative learning using a specific sequence of individual work, group work and immediate feedback to create a motivational framework for student learning. TBL focuses on the mastery of course content and (more importantly) its application. This workshop will introduce participants to the basic components of TBL, including the preparation of students for team-based work and the design of effective group assignments.


April


Friday, April 3
1:00 – 2:30 PM
CTL Conference Room - 589 Lucas
UMSL’s Tenure/Promotion Procedures and Guidelines for Preparing Dossiers: Guidance from the Senate Committees for Chairs of Departments and Ad Personam Committees
Members of the Senate ATP and NTT Promotion Committees clarify areas of the UMSL Tenure and Promotion Procedures that are often misinterpreted, and offer wisdom about preparing dossiers that provide committee members with the information they need, in a format they can easily grasp. This colloquium focuses on reviewing the procedures that kick into action after candidates file their initial factual record, alerting responsible faculty to frequently-made mistakes, and providing hints about what committee members look for in a dossier. Co-sponsor: Faculty Senate.
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May


Friday, May 1
1:00 – 2:30 PM
CTL Conference Room - 589 Lucas
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.
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