OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

Does the idea of “work-life” balance make you want to laugh – or cry – as you juggle raising children and your academic workload? You are not alone! The Parenting and Productivity group will foster a supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere to tackle the specific challenges facing academics who are parenting children (or anyone else who provides time-intensive and physically demanding dependent care). Join us for donuts as we watch and discuss NCFDD’s four-week series on Parenting and Productivity. We will meet in the OTL Conference Room (room number) from 8:30-10:00 a.m. on January 14, 28, February 11, and 25, 2020 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. Feel free to come or leave early and to join us as you are able.

Faculty Development

Room 105 - Board Room - Katherine Ruffatto Hall

Dr. Z Nicolazzo will discuss her book Trans* in College with the DU Community. She is an assistant professor of Trans* Studies in Education and a Co-Chair of the Transgender Studies Research Cluster at the University of Arizona.

Below is the Stylus summary of her book: 

This book not only remedies the paucity of literature on trans* college students, but does so from a perspective of resiliency and agency. Rather than situating trans* students as problems requiring accommodation, this book problematizes the college environment and frames trans* students as resilient individuals capable of participating in supportive communities and kinship networks, and of developing strategies to promote their own success.

Z Nicolazzo provides the reader with a nuanced and illuminating review of the literature on gender and sexuality that sheds light on the multiplicity of potential expressions and outward representations of trans* identity as a prelude to the ethnography ze conducted with nine trans* collegians that richly documents their interactions with, and responses to, environments ranging from the unwittingly offensive to explicitly antagonistic.

The book concludes by giving space to the study’s participants to themselves share what they want college faculty, staff, and students to know about their lived experiences.

Amazon book link:

https://www.amazon.com/Trans-College-Transgender-Strategies-Institutional/dp/1620364565/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=trans+in+college&qid=1578422782&sr=8-1

Inclusive Teaching Practices

OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

Please register if you plan to attend, but also feel free to drop by if you aren't able to register ahead of time!

Educational Technology Faculty Development DU Portfolio Online Education Pedagogy

OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

This month we will be reading and discussing Chapter 3: Intro to the Steps in the SoTL Research Process (Bishop-Clark, C. & Dietz-Uhler, B., 2012)

Please join us in exploring how to incorporate the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning into the balance of your work at DU. Blending your teaching and research agendas is a great way to invigorate your course design through a systematic approach.

We will be using  the following two texts (we have copies for you in the OTL office):

Chick, N.L. (2018). SoTL in action. Illuminating Critical Moments of Practice. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Bishop-Clark, C. & Dietz-Uhler, B. (2012). Engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning. A guide to the process, and how to develop a project from start to finish. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Please join us if you are new to this topic or have been involved for years. 

Faculty Development

OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

Does the idea of “work-life” balance make you want to laugh – or cry – as you juggle raising children and your academic workload? You are not alone! The Parenting and Productivity group will foster a supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere to tackle the specific challenges facing academics who are parenting children (or anyone else who provides time-intensive and physically demanding dependent care).

Join us for donuts and a hot beverage as we watch and discuss NCFDD’s four-week series on Parenting and Productivity. We will meet in the OTL Conference Room (room number) from 8:30-10:00 a.m. on January 14, 28, February 11, and 25, 2020 from 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Feel free to come or leave early and to join us as you are able.

Faculty Development