Workshop: FREE American Sign Language (ASL) Class for Faculty, Staff & Graduate Students2 pm - 3:30 pmThe Committee on Disability and Access is extremely pleased to announce a FREE American Sign Language (ASL) class for faculty, staff, and graduate students. The class will be held on Tuesdays from 2-3:30 pm, beginning February 9th. You must be willing to commit to attending the class for eight consecutive weeks in order to participate. The class will be taught by Amy Crockford (Modern Languages and Cultures).
Meeting dates are as follows: February 9, 16, 23, March 1, 8, 22, 29, and April 5th
Space is very limited, so sign up today!
Once the class is full, you may sign up for the waiting list. People on the waiting list will get registration priority if the class is offered again in the future.
Brown Bag: CELT Brown Bag: Bits, Bytes & Copyrights - Pam O’Sullivan12:15 pm - 1:15 pmEdwards 100BCopyright regulation vary greatly in the on-line teaching environment from what you are used to with face-to-face classes. In this presentation, you will get an overview of many things you can do in an on-line class, as well as limits you might not have thought about, and who to call on to obtain guidance and assistance in working through the process.
Brown Bag: CELT Brown Bag: Disability as a Social Identity - Megan Obourn & Jennifer Ashton12:15 pm - 1:15 pmEdwards 100BAs faculty and staff we sometimes view students with disabilities as individual problems to be overcome or dealt with in our classes or daily work interactions. This approach inadvertently replicates a detrimental medical model of disability where a student’s identity is reduced to that of being a problem in need of remediation in order to meet standard expectations of normalcy. However, from a different perspective, seeing disability as a shared and potentially universal identity can challenge ableist notions of a normal body or mind, and can help us understand how to make learning processes and content more widely accessible to all students. Understanding activist language of disability as a minority social identity that, like gender, sexuality, race, and class, is constructed not by physiological difference but rather by structural discourses of power and oppression and systemic inequities can help us as a community to become a more inclusive, accessible, and open campus to all learners and build a stronger and more diverse university community.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Brown Bag: CELT Brown Bag: An Alternative Way to Use Groups in Our Courses - Joe Chesebro12:30 pm - 1:30 pmEdwards 100BThere are sound reasons to have students work in groups, but often these experiences can be frustrating both for both faculty and students. The facilitator will discuss his experiences in implementing Larry Michaelson’s Team-Based learning approach. In the process participants will learn how traditional group arrangements and assignments can inhibit good teamwork and how Michaelson’s approach overcomes each of those issues.
Brown Bag: CELT Brown Bag: Problem-Based Learning: A Hands-On Exercise – Dale Hartnett12:30 pm - 1:30 pmEdwards 100BAs teachers, we all try to make our classes engaging. Yet we feel pressure (either imposed from outside or self-imposed) to cover material. Is there a way that we can do both at the same time? This presentation and exercise from the Lilly Teaching Conference offers instructors a way to help students understand theoretical material while thinking about it in a critical manner at the same time.
Friday, May 6, 2016
Brown Bag: CELT Brown Bag: Lunch @ CELT12:15 pm - 1:15 pmEdwards 100BThis is one of our most popular sessions every semester! Leave your Brown Bag at home and join us as we cater lunch. Enjoy thoughtful discussion with colleagues from across the campus on a variety of topics of your choice.