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We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!  

2022 Workshops & Events

October Events …

Tuesday 10/4 from 2:30-4pm – Uhall 3030 

Back by popular demand, faculty will continue their discussions on reading strategies for students in the Humanities. Please join us for an open conversation about developing our students’ reading habits, attitudes, and skills. The conversation will focus on reading in the humanities. Light snacks and drinks will be served in the CTE Classroom.  

Tuesday 10/11 from 3-4:30pm – UHall 3030 

Join our CTE Global Local Affairs Faculty Fellows Yu Li (Modern Languages and Literatures) and Chris Finlay (Communication Studies), DEI Faculty Fellow Arnab Banerji (Theater and Dance), and Ariane White (LMU TRHT Center Alliance), for a conversation on Decolonizing the Curriculum -- why it is necessary and important, what does it mean in theory and practice, and how to approach it in our classroom. Informed by internationalization and DEI perspectives, they invite participants to reflect on the epistemic traditions and pedagogical assumptions of our disciplines (sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts, or professional fields), the dominant Eurocentric academic model, and the university as infrastructure of the Western civilization project. They explore together with participants inclusive classroom practices that situate the geo-political location of knowledge, encourage difficult conversations, and approach teaching as critical meaning-making. 

Please register: https://lmu2.wufoo.com/forms/m8bouwf1u8y64a/

Wednesday 10/12 from 3:30-5pm – UHall 3030 

Faculty are invited to an informal, Wine and Cheese happy hour, hosted by CTE Faculty Fellow, Vandana Thadani (PSYC). We hope that these happy hours allow us to be in community, without a formal agenda, while we talk about teaching—problems we’re working through, strategies that we are trying, support we might need, and anything else! Please come and enjoy some nice wine and light snacks in the company of faculty colleagues and friends.  

Please register: https://lmu2.wufoo.com/forms/mgaxbi2139po8w/

Tuesday 10/18 from 3-4pm – UHall 3030 Join CTE Faculty Fellows, Shonda Buchanan (FYS/AFAM) and Cathy McGrath (MGMT) for a conversation about grant support for community-based partnerships. Interested in learning more about how to write grants to support your community-based learning? This workshop will share tips for grant writing to support your pedagogy and scholarship! Appetizers will be served! 

Please register: https://lmu2.wufoo.com/forms/m15mk7ee0upugt6/

Thursday 10/20 from 12:00-1:30pm - UHall 3030  

  • Excited about an engaged classroom?  
  • Do you think stories build communities?  
  • Do you want to curate a safe environment without losing the critical urgency of your work?  
  • And do you want to do all of the above while having some free food with your colleagues?  

Join us for the second workshop in the Fall semester series led by our 2022 DEI Faculty Fellow, Arnab Banerji (Theatre): Story Circle Facilitation Training. LMU faculty and staff are invited to participate in a Story Circle facilitation training. A Story Circle is a lightly facilitated dialogue process that uses the Rx Racial Healing methodology, the signature practice of the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) national network that LMU is now part of. Participants will experience an abridged Story Circle and will then practice developing their own purpose statements and prompts for future circles. Lunch will be served.  

Please register: https://lmu2.wufoo.com/forms/mctzhcc1e60wfc/

Thursday 10/20 from 1-2pm – via Zoom 

Join CTE and the Instructional Technologists to learn how you can use Brightspace to chart student progress and adjust your instruction at this mid-point in the semester. This workshop, Part I in a series, will explore the analytics features in Brightspace for measuring knowledge, engagement, and performance. Then we'll look at using Surveys to solicit feedback about your teaching. Finally, we'll help you put Universal Design for Learning (UDL) theory into practice to ensure your assessments align with learning outcomes, eliminate barriers, and control for biases. Please register: Register » 

Friday 10/21 from 11:30am-1pmUHall 3030 

Save the Date! Together with Seaver College, the CTE is thrilled to welcome Dr. Jacqueline Dewar, Emerita Professor of Mathematics, for a conversation on How (and Why) To Get Started with STEM+SOTL Research. Recent equity-centered revisions to department standards in STEM celebrate the inclusion of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in faculty dossiers for tenure and promotion. SoTL research can also provide greater opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration in alignment with our university strategic plan. If you are interested in learning how (and why) to venture into research at the intersections of SoTL, STEM, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), please join the conversation featuringDr. Jacqueline Dewar, Emerita Professor of Mathematics, co-author of the bookThe Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Guide for Scientists, Engineers, and Mathematicians. Lunch will begin at 11:30am and the conversation will begin at 12pm.   

Please register:https://lmu2.wufoo.com/forms/m1xgh6a111m50e6/ 

Suggested pre-read:https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ888405.pdf 

Monday 10/24 from 12:30-1:30pm – UHall 3030 

Are you tired of grading? Have you found that your conversations with students have become transactional, negotiations over grades and points? Do you want to try to explore alternative approaches to assess student learning? Join us for a faculty discussion about UNgrading, led by Elizabeth Drummond (HIST). We'll discuss the philosophical and pedagogical values behind UNgrading, the advantages and challenges of it, and the nuts and bolts of how to do it. Lunch will be served.

Please register:  https://lmu2.wufoo.com/forms/m1wr0jg61sebob5/

Partner Events… 

Wed. 10/19 from 12:00-1:00pm – UHall 3030 

First Year Seminars and you! Bring your latest and best research to the classroom! Teach a First-Year Seminar! The FFYS is a signature feature of the LMU Core Curriculum. Full-time faculty teach these required introductory seminars drawing upon their latest and best research projects. You are paired with a trained Writing Instructor who introduces your students to the joys and rigors of academic writing. Together you nurture an inquisitive and creative spirit in the student as they continue on their LMU journey. Hang out with current FYS Faculty and Writing Instructors. Learn more about the FYS program and the course approval process. Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be provided by the CTE.  

RSVP here: https://jaedynbaker.wufoo.com/forms/z1a366kl0kzctd2/ 

Upcoming Book Club

Interested in joining a faculty book club?  We will read the pedagogical text Inclusive Teaching and discuss practical examples for promoting equity in the classroom. Thanks to Prof. Tim Williamson (PSYC) for the recommendation and for connecting us all on Twitter!

Sign up here: https://lmu2.wufoo.com/forms/mqytx7k1uw495e/