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CFDL Faculty Workshop in Fall 2014

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Illustrating Concepts with a Lightboard

CTE logoDo you use the Blackboard a lot when you are teaching face-to-face? Have you wondered about how you could use that important tool in an online or flipped classroom environment? Do you think it could help you create more engaging video lectures? Well, the technology has been invented and Cleveland State is one of the few universities that have one. It allows the instructor to write notes, sketch diagrams, and reference PowerPoint information while facing the camera.
Dr. Peshkin, the creator of this technology posted a one-minute introduction to the Lightboard at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1I4Afti6XE
Please join, Chris Rennison, Sr. Instructional Technologist, from the Center for Instructional Technology and Distance Learning for a showcase of Cleveland State's Lightboard. We will also engage in a lively discussion about innovative ways we could use this in our classrooms.

When: October 23, 2014 11:30am-12:30pm
Where: RT 709 (Library)
Audience: All CSU faculty, lecturers, adjuncts, part-time faculty, teaching assistants, and doctoral students are welcome

Overview of Office of Research/IRB

CTE logoWould you like to know more about research-related policies, awards, and services?
In this workshop, Conor McLennan, associate vice president for research, will provide an overview of several research-related topics, including internal awards, resources for locating external funding opportunities, upcoming proposal development workshops, and CSU's Institutional Review Board (IRB).

When: October 28, 2014 11:30am-12:30pm
Where: RT 401 (Library)
Audience: All CSU faculty, especially new and junior faculty, adjuncts, part-time faculty, teaching assistants, and doctoral students are welcome

Preparing to Seek Promotion and Tenure Workshop

CTE logoThe CSU Center for Faculty Development and Leadership (formerly CTE) announces the first of two sessions for faculty to help in negotiating the process of seeking promotion and tenure (the second will take place during Spring semester). This workshop is intended primarily for those of assistant professor or lecturer rank, especially new faculty. However, all full and part-time faculty are welcome.
Nearly every assistant professor dreams of earning tenure and promotion to a higher rank. The process of doing so is complex and spans years of effort culminating in a lengthy process of peer review. The purpose of this session is to help junior faculty fully understand the tenure and promotion process, and to assist them in planning their own professional efforts in the years prior to seeking promotion.
Here are some of the topics we will address:

  • * What routes lead to promotion with tenure?
  • * How are candidates evaluated?
  • * What criteria are applied in these evaluations?
  • * What is the role of the dossier in this process?
  • * What resources are available to assist candidates?
  • * How can you best use your time between now and the time you seek promotion?

When: October 30, 2014 11:30am-12:30pm
Where: RT 401 (Library)
Audience: All

Copyright Basics—what you need to know to use copyrighted materials in your classes

CTE logoThis workshop explores copyright from the standpoint of the consumer of information (in particular, educators) and how copyrighted information can be used in the classroom. Participants will learn what copyright is, its purpose, the exclusive rights of the copyright holder and the limitations on those rights that allow use of protected materials. Participants will learn about the Fair Use Doctrine, how to determine if a use is a fair use, and will be updated on recent legal cases involving use of copyrighted materials.

When: November 6, 2014 11:30am-12:30pm
Where: RT 401 (Library)
Audience: All CSU faculty, lecturers, adjuncts, part-time faculty, teaching assistants, and doctoral students are welcome

Classroom Assessment

CTE logoHow do you know that your students are "getting it" when you are teaching? Do you wait until the results of the midterm? How can you find out what students are learning while in class? Come and share your strategies with your colleagues on what are some effective practices that you use. This session will discuss practical classroom strategies for assessing students' knowledge, understanding, problem solving, and beliefs during class. Dr. Cate Monaghan will be the facilitator for this session.

When: November 13, 2014 11:30am-12:30pm
Where: RT 401 (Library)
Audience: New Faculty, although all faculty and teaching assistants are welcome

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Center for Teaching Excellence
Main Classroom Building Room 212
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
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Main Classroom Building
Room MC 212
216.687.5502
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