Center for Faculty Development and Leadership

Save the Dates for CTE Faculty Workshops in 2009-2010!



The CSU Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) offers a variety of workshops and discussions intended to help faculty at all levels of experience improve their instructional practices.
A list of workshops for the coming academic semester appears below; more information will be provided prior to each session. In addition to the regularly scheduled topics and dates, workshops can often be provided to interested groups of faculty upon request.
If you would like to explore this option, please contact Dr. Wm. Beasley at 216.687-5583.

Helping Freshmen Who Struggle in Hard Courses:
Increasing Student Success without Lowering Standards

A series of faculty discussions in collaboration with Undergraduate Studies

#1 Thursday, September 17 noon MC 103
#2 Thursday, November 12 noon MC 103
#3 Thursday, March 4 noon MC 103

Engaged Learning workshops (in partnership with Undergraduate Studies)

Tuesday, September 15 in MC 101 at noon
How to Promote Faculty-Student Engagement in Large Class Settings
(session 1 of 2)

Tuesday, December 1 in MC 101 at noon
Creating an Environment of Faculty-Student Engagement in Large Classes (session 2 of 2)

eLearning discussions (in partnership with the Center for eLearning)

All discussions in this series occur on a Thursday at noon in MC 103

#1 September 10 What Does Good Communication Look Like in an Online Class?
#2 October 1 What I Learned Online that I use in my Face-to-Face Class
#3 October 29 Is Quality eLearning an Oxymoron?
#4 November 5 Tips for Moving your Face-to-Face Class to an Online Format

Academic career skills workshops

Thursday, November 19 in MC 103 at noon

Preparing for Promotion and Tenure

Thursday, February 18 in MC 102 & MC 103 at noon
Preparing a Dossier for Promotion (Scholarship Track, MC 102) and
Preparing a Dossier for Promotion (Teaching Track, MC 103)

The Improving Instruction series (Tuesdays at noon in MC 101)

#1 September 22 : Preparing to teach a college course
#2 September 29: Understanding yourself as a teacher/ understanding your students
#3 October 6:  Defining your aims and outcomes
#4 October 13:  Teaching students w/ disabilities (Student panel)
#4 October 20:  Planning appropriate learning activities
#5 October 27: Constructing a syllabus
#7 November 3: Meeting a class for the first time
#8 November 10: Teaching recent military veterans (Faculty panel)
#9 November 17: Questioning strategies
#10 February 2: Simple Classroom Assessment Techniques
#11 February 9: Using Classroom Discussion
#12 February 23:  Creating an emotionally safe classroom
#13 March 2: Problem-based learning
#14 March 9: Collaborative learning
#15 March 23: Using Communications and information technologies effectively
#16 March 30:  Teaching Large Classes
#17 April 6: Teaching students how to learn
#19 April 13: Evaluating and grading
#18 April 20: Creating and using rubrics(1 of 2)
#18 April 27: Creating and using rubrics(2 of 2)


You may RSVP for any of these sessions by contacting Glenda Rink in the CTE: , or 216-687-5502.
Due to financial constraints, we will not be able to provide lunch for attendees this year, though we will provide beverages – so please feel free to bring your lunch and eat during the session.