Center for Faculty Development and Leadership

Save the Dates for CTE Faculty Workshops in 2010-2011!



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 year appears below; more information will be provided prior to each session. Unless otherwise indicated all sessions take place on a Tuesday or Thursday at noon (Common Hour) in MC 103, and we are pleased to announce that this year we will be able to provide a light lunch for faculty members in attendance who RSVP by two working days prior to a given workshop.

In addition to the regularly scheduled topics and dates, special 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.

eLearning discussions (in partnership with the Center for eLearning)

#1        September 16            What Does Good Communication Look Like in an Online Class?
#2        September 23            What I Learned Online that I use in my Face-to-Face Class
#3        October 7                     Is Quality eLearning an Oxymoron?
#4        October 14                  Tips for Moving your Face-to-Face Class to an Online Format

Faculty Book Discussion:
The College Fear Factor: How Students and Professors Misunderstand One Another *

September 30              Chapter 1 (Today’s College Students)
October 21                    Chapter 2 (The Student Fear Factor)
November 18                Chapter 3 (Student Aspirations: Getting the Biggest Bang for the Buck)
December 9                  Chapter 4 (“How is That Helping Us?”)
February 10                  Chapter 5 (College Teaching)
March 3                         Chapter 6 (Professors Who “Come Down to Our Level”)
March 31                       Chapter 7 (Academic Literacies)
April 28                          Chapter 8 (Reimagining College from the Inside Out)

* Want a copy? The CTE will give you one if you agree to come participate in our discussions. Send email to with your request.

21st Century Copyright Issues (in partnership with the Michael Schwartz Library)
November 4               Copyright and Multimedia (Glenda Thornton)
December 2               Copyright and Your Online Course (Glenda Thornton)

Academic career skills workshops

Thursday, October 28 in MC 103 at noon

Preparing for Promotion and Tenure

Thursday, February February 3 in MC 102 & MC 103 at noon
Preparing a Dossier for Promotion (Scholarship Track, MC 103) and
Preparing a Dossier for Promotion (Teaching Track, MC 102)

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


September 21: Preparing to teach a college course


September 28: Understanding yourself as a teacher/ understanding your students


October 5: Defining your aims and outcomes


October 12: Planning appropriate learning activities


October 19: Teaching students w/ disabilities (Student panel)


October 26: Constructing a syllabus


November 2: Meeting a class for the first time


November 16: Questioning strategies


November 23: Classroom Discipline and the Student Code of Conduct  (Valerie Hinton-Hannah)


November 30: Using a Tablet Computer in the Classroom (David Ball)


January 25: Simple Classroom Assessment Techniques


January 27: Taking Lectures Out of the Classroom with MediaSite (Regennia Williams)


February 1:

Using Classroom Discussion


February 8: Creating an emotionally safe classroom


February 15:

Problem-based learning


February 17:

Teaching recent military veterans (Faculty panel)


February 22: Collaborative learning


 March 1: Using Communications and information technologies effectively


March 8: Teaching Large Classes


March 22: Teaching students how to learn


 March 29: Evaluating and grading (Marius Boboc)


April 5: Creating & using rubrics (1 of 2)


April 12:

Creating & using rubrics (2 of 2; Marius Boboc)


You may RSVP for any of these sessions by contacting the CTE: , or 216-687-5502 (email is strongly preferred).  Please note that we will only order lunches for those faculty members who RSVP by two working days prior to any given workshop (i.e. by Friday for Tuesday workshops, or Tuesday for Thursday workshops).