Weekly Zoom Series with the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence and Information Technology Services

The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) and Information Technology Services (ITS) are excited to introduce a weekly lunch-and-learn Zoom series for faculty. These hourly sessions will take place each Tuesday at noon ET from June 16 to August 25. Session topics will be updated as that information becomes available. Register online. Registrants will receive an email containing a link that will be used to host the sessions in Zoom. The same link will provide access to all of the weekly sessions.

Next session:

August 4, 2020 – Center for Disability Resources
Please join staff members from the Center for Disability Resources as they share their plans for supporting students in the different course modalities for the Fall 20202 semester.

Upcoming sessions:

  • August 11, 2020 – Topic to be Announced
  • August 18, 2020 – Last minute topics for the start of classes on August 24, 2020

Previous sessions:

June 16, 2020 – Evaluating your Learning Objectives in Light of Fall 2020 Course Delivery Models
We discussed the different announced teaching modes for Fall 2020 courses. For those teaching mixed mode classes, we shared a planning checklist and a sample schedule of a 50-minute mixed mode class.

June 23, 2020 – Rethinking your Assessments and Technology
As you plan your course for the Fall 2020 semester, will you need to redesign, restructure or rethink your evaluations based upon the teaching modality of your class? Will your assignments still succeed if students are online? What are the challenges if you have to split your class in mixed mode? What changes will you need to make to deliver an online final exam? Join us for a discussion of the challenges and opportunities around designing and delivering assignments and assessments for your Fall 2020 course.

June 30, 2020 – Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate: Which one Should I use for my class?
Syracuse University offers two supported web conferencing solutions to support teaching and learning – Zoom and Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Join us during this session for a comparison of the features available in each of these solutions. Find out the information that you need in order to make a selection for your Fall 2020 courses.

July 7, 2020 – Student Engagement: Best Practices and Tools
Come discuss best practices around student engagement. Share ways that you plan to engage your student during full-online or mixed mode classes in the Fall 2020 semester. We will also review some tools that may be useful in your efforts.

July 14, 2020 – Preview of Kaltura Streaming Video Service
On July 15, 2020, Syracuse University will debut their new streaming video service, Kaltura. This system will allow faculty members to easily create or upload video content for their Fall 2020 course development. Come see a preview of this new system and hear about how it can enhance your course delivery options.

July 21, 2020 – Student Assignments, Scaffolding and Digital Feedback
This session will focus on how to scaffold your student assignments and provide digital feedback using the new Blackboard Annotate tool.

July 28, 2020 – SU Libraries and Fall 2020 Classes
Join our special guest, Kelly Delevan, Information Literacy Librarian for the SU Libraries, for a discussion of digital resources provided by the SU Libraries and how they can enhance your Fall 2020 courses.

DEIA Workshop Series

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

Identifying and Reducing Implicit Bias in Pedagogical Decision-Making

This workshop affords participants a chance to explore some common types of implicit bias as they relate to education and fosters opportunities to think through ways to reduce these types of bias in higher education courses. Please register online to participate.

Available online via BlackBoard

Establishing Civility and Positive Climate in Your Teaching Environment

This workshop affords participants a chance to explore strategies for fostering civil behavior and positive climate in their courses. Please register online to participate.

Available online via BlackBoard

Problematizing Identity and Intersectionality on the College Campus

Explore the topics of identity and intersectionality as they relate to college teaching and learning. Please register online to attend.

Available online via BlackBoard

Transparent Teaching: An Evidence-Based Inclusive Practice

Evidence shows that making assignments transparent can positively impact students’ course performance and remove barriers to student success. Transparent teaching practices help to make classrooms inclusive and to create equitable learning experiences. Please register online to participate.

Available online via BlackBoard

Navigating Challenges of Diversity in the Classroom

Work through reality-based classroom scenarios dealing with issues of diversity and inclusion using a framework designed to build equity literacy. Please register online to participate.

Available online via BlackBoard

Focus on Teaching and Learning: Lunch and Learn Series

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

No sessions are scheduled at this time.

Small Teaching Workshop

At this workshop, learn small, powerful, concrete, positive, research-based changes to course design and teaching practices that can be implemented in classes right away. Based on the work of James M. Lang.

March 18 – Postponed
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
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Other professional development opportunities

Visit the Best Teachers Institute website for information on their Summer Institute.