OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

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.

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Community will meet approximately every 3 weeks to engage in discussion around systematically studying our teaching and student learning.

We will be using  the following two texts:

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)

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently published an article (February 11th, 2018) titled “Most Professors Hate Post-Tenure Review. A Better Approach Might Look Like This” describing the DU faculty development process. A corner stone of the DU approach to faculty development is the Peer-To-Peer (P2P) conversation which faculty are encouraged to host every three years.  The intention of the P2P conversations is to promote a form of professional engagement that is often missing from higher education communities because of current political, economic, and social constraints. P2P conversations are not intended to replace other forms of faculty to faculty conversations which occur in less formal settings or gatherings. The P2P conversations differ in that they are formally structured around key moments in the life of a faculty, focused on professional development, and are bounded by norms of confidentiality.

In 2018-2019 the Office of Teaching and Learning in collaboration with Paul Michalec from the Morgridge College of Education hosted P2P training sessions as well as two full P2P conversations as described in the Faculty Senate materials.  Faculty participating in the P2P conversations found them revitalizing and recentering of their professional identity and role at DU.  In 2019-2020 OTL will host quarterly training sessions on the P2P process.  All faculty are invited to attend whether or not they are planning on participating in a P2P conversation this academic year.  The sessions will dive into both the theory and practice of P2P conversations.  You will walk away clear on the purpose and practice of P2P conversations and how they can enrich your academic career at DU.  For more information on the P2P training sessions or to help organize your own P2P conversation contact Paul Michalec (paul.michalec@du.edu) or Kate Willink at (kate.willink@du.edu

Pedagogy Faculty Development

OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

Please join us for a workshop that takes a deeper dive into the research linking reflective ePortfolios to increased student retention, completion, and satisfaction rates, when done well (and what "doing it well" means!). Participants will also be encouraged to identify appropriate resources available to them, and begin developing strategies and processes that taylor the use of an ePortfolio assignment to the objectives of a specific course or program.

Educational Technology DU Portfolio Online Education Pedagogy

OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

This session covers foundational theoretical frameworks to understand how bias presents as microaggression and how this hinders cognitive engagement in learning environments. Participants will learn research-based strategies for recognizing, assessing, and responding to microaggressions in real-time. Space is limited. 

Inclusive Teaching Practices

Gregg Kvistad Special Events Room (AAC 290)

Come enjoy an early happy hour to celebrate the fall term as you learn about the different centers that support faculty teaching and research and that provide student academic support. Mingle with other DU faculty and staff as you learn about the latest services around campus.

Some of the centers that will be represented are:

University Libraries

The Writing Center

The Office of Teaching and Learning

The Center for World Languages and Cultures

And more!

Appetizers and wine, beer, and soft drinks will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Teaching @ DU Short Course Open to GTAs