Cleveland State University

The Center for Teaching Excellence

Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE)
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).


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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
Center for Teaching Excellence
Main Classroom Building Room 212
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Main Classroom Building
Room MC 212
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