Ongoing Events Info

Graduate Teaching and Learning Conversations (+)
A monthly series (2nd Monday of most months, 12-1pm) intended for graduate students only. Future faculty are invited to discuss pressing classroom issues in a room of their peers. Guided by a faculty or staff teaching mentor, these sessions will offer participants a chance to deeply and meaningfully engage in conversation as well as receive a list of resources to further support their teaching. Soft Drinks, Coffee, and Desserts will be provided. Please feel free to bring a lunch.
First Friday Roundtables (+)
The First Friday Roundtables are monthly discussions (1st Friday of most months, 3:30-5pm) that provide an opportunity for faculty, instructors, and graduate students to examine teaching, learning, and assessment practices and issues. The First Friday Roundtables are designed and sponsored through a collaboration of Faculty Commons partners including IT Academic Technology Services, the Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education, the University of Delaware Library and the Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning. Follow us on Twitter to keep up with our First Friday Roundtable discussions: @UD_CTAL #FFR

Spring 2018

Feb 9 – First Friday Roundtable: “How Do I Document My Teaching For Promotion?”
3:30-5:00, Gore Hall 208
Ways to document your teaching will be discussed with a panel featuring: Barry Joyce, Olga Gorbachev,Deb Jaisi, Chrystalla Mouza (tentatively), Matt Kinservik
Register here.

Feb 12 – Graduate Teaching and Learning Conversations:  Positioning – Between Student and Faculty
12:15-1:15, Faculty Commons (Pearson 116)
This conversation will focus on the challenges and vulnerabilities that often face graduate students who inhabit the roles of student and teacher simultaneously. We’ll be joined by our colleague Adam Foley (OEI) to discuss issues of harassment and misconduct that can negatively affect your ability to instruct students or work with your faculty supervisor. We’ll discuss strategies to manage challenges from students about grades, and open the floor for other concerns. Follow up support from OEI will be available for those who wish to continue a challenging conversation.
Register here.

March 2 – First Friday Roundtable: “How Do I Make Grading Less Painful?”
3:30-5:00, Gore Hall 208
Register here.

March 12 – Graduate Teaching and Learning Conversations:  Teaching Skills Outside the Classroom
12:15-1:15, Faculty Commons (Pearson 116)
What are the skills you already have, and are developing, that you can use in other careers?
Register here.

April 9 – Graduate Teaching and Learning Conversations:  Creating Work/Work/Life Balance
12:15-1:15, Faculty Commons (Pearson 116)
How do you balance teaching, research, and life?
Register here.

April 13 – First Friday Roundtable: “Why Don’t They Like My Course?”
3:30-5:00, Gore Hall 208
Creating authentic learning experiences by using community engagement opportunities.
Register here.

May 4 – First Friday Roundtable:  “How Can Self-care Help Me Become a Mindful Instructor?”
3:30-5:00, Gore Hall 208
Register here.

Summer 2018

May 30 thru 31 – Summer Institute for Teaching (formerly known as Summer Faculty Institute)

June 5 thru 7 – Course Design Institute


Recent Events

Winter 2018

Jan 16, 17 and 18 – Transition to Canvas Course Support
9-4:30, Faculty Commons (Pearson Hall 116)
Visit T2C website for more information about the workshops being offered. Workshops are about 1-2 hours long and cover various topics. No registration needed, just drop in!

Jan 23 – New Faculty Orientation
9-4:30, Faculty Commons (Pearson Hall 116)

Jan 25 and 26 –  Syllabus Clinic
8:30-5:00, Faculty Commons (Pearson Hall 116)
Drop into the Faculty Commons anytime during the Syllabus Clinic hours and get one-on-one feedback on your syllabus. ATS staff will also be on hand to offer Canvas support for courses.

Fall 2017

September 8

First Friday Roundtable: “Why Don’t They Talk?”
3:30-5:00, Gore Hall 208|
Creating a classroom community. What does “participation” actually mean for you? Hosted by CTAL. Register here.

Teach Assess Learn Podcast Episode 7 from Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning (CTAL) hosted by UD Capture.  Rose Muravchick and Kevin Guidry share the highlights of  September 8’s First Friday Roundtable 

 September 11

Graduate Teaching and Learning Conversations:  Managing Expectations
12:00-1:00, Faculty Commons (Pearson 116)
Topics to be discussed: Working with your advisor and your students; Clashes in teaching philosophies; Office hours and student contact. Register here.

September 13

Teaching Freshman Series (Session I)
12:00-1:30, Faculty Commons (Pearson 116)
Professor Mark Stanton, from the department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, will help participants learn how to orient students early on to their assessments through mastery of increasingly complex material. Register here.

September 27

Teaching Freshman Series (Session II)
12:00-1:30, Faculty Commons (Pearson 116)
Associate Professor Christine Peters Cucciarre, English, will focus upon getting students to think about their learning by reflecting and will assist faculty in providing students with feedback. Cucciarre is the director of composition and an associate professor of English at the University of Delaware. Cucciarre teaches graduate courses such as “Advanced Pedagogy in English Studies,” and “Composition Theory” as well as regular undergraduate sections of first-year writing, creative writing, introduction to rhetoric and writing studies, and new media writing. Register here.

 October 6

First Friday Roundtable: “How Do I Help Undergraduate Students Be Successful at UD?
3:30-5:00, Gore Hall 208
How do you feel when advising undergraduates? Scared to death and totally unprepared? Afraid you would get everything completely wrong? Overwhelmed by the numerous UD policies and systems? All of the above? This interactive session will utilize case studies, role playing, as well as small and large group discussion to illustrate common advising issues and the ways in which they may be approached. Facilitators will provide information and guidance on academic policies, campus technologies, and the soft skills needed to help faculty strengthen their advising portfolios. Register here.

Teach Assess Learn Podcast Episode 8 from Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning (CTAL) hosted by UD Capture. Rose Muravchick chats with Naomi Nashi, Director for the Blue Hen Success Collaborative,  about what UD is doing to promote student success.

October 9

Graduate Teaching and Learning Conversations: Issues of Authority
12:00-1:00, Faculty Commons (Pearson 116)
How do I get my students to take me seriously in the classroom? Imposter Syndrome. Register here.

October 11

Teaching Freshman Series (Session III)
12:00-1:30, Faculty Commons (Pearson 116)
The final session of this series will be facilitated by Nancy O’Laughlin and Sandy McVey of Academic Technology Services. They will focus on technology-based tools that faculty can utilize to help monitor their students learning, enhance participation, and create automated feedback. Register here.

November 3

First Friday Roundtable: “Why Don’t They Do The Reading?
3:30-5:00, Gore Hall 208
Creating accountability, transparent teaching tips, supporting good study habits, making use of unique campus resources. Register here

Teach Assess Learn Podcast Episode 9 from Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning (CTAL) hosted by UD Capture. CTAL’s Rose Muravchick and Kathy Pusecker share their key “takeaways” from today’s 1st Friday Roundtable led by Bill Lewis, associate professor of literacy education in the School of Education.

November 13

Graduate Teaching and Learning Conversations:  Dealing with Conflict
12:00-1:00, Faculty Commons (Pearson 116)
Haggling over grades, conflicts w/faculty over teaching responsibilities, toxic classroom environments, policies and empowerment. Register here.


Additional Teach, Assess, Learn Podcasts

Podcast: Creating a Classroom Community


Podcast:Presentations and Making the Most of Them for Your Class


Podcast: Sticky Learning

Using assessment techniques to help learning “stick”. Learning is scaffolded through activities such as the defining features matrix, debate and concept map.


Podcast: Grading Fairly and Effectively

Ensure that international students will do well on your tests by testing on content rather than cultural knowledge.NY Times article we mentioned. And here you can find the research on Culturally Responsive Assessment.




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