Center for Faculty Excellence

Center for Faculty Excellence Workshops

 Most of our workshops take place from 11:30am to 12:30pm at Rhodes Tower, Room 401, unless a different room or time has been announced. Registration is required in order to receive a lunch, however walk-ins are welcome!
Please keep this page bookmarked, as more workshops will be posted here soon.

Click here for more information on our Book Discussions, Spring 2020 Gateway Courses Program and Teaching Open Houses.

December Workshops

Teaching Enhancement Awards: Application Information Session
Monday, December 2nd
1:30-2:30 PM in Berkman Hall (BH) 212
Presented by: Joanne Goodell, Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence
Description: This session will cover information on preparing a proposal for the Teaching Enhancement Awards. Participation in the information session is not required in order to submit a proposal, but it is highly recommended.

The Lightboard
Tuesday, December 3rd
11:30-12:30 in Rhodes Tower (RT) 709
Presented by: Chris Rennison, Sr. Instructional Technologist, CITDL
Description: Do you use the whiteboard when you teach face-to-face? Have you wondered how you might use that important tool in an online or flipped classroom? Do you think it could help you create more engaging video lectures? You've heard of a whiteboard. Cleveland State also owns a Lightboard. It's a teaching tool that allows the instructor to write notes, sketch diagrams, and reference PowerPoint information all while talking to the camera. You can see the Lightboard in action during this session.

Lecture Capture Tools
Thursday, December 5th
11:30-12:30 in Rhodes Tower (RT) 401
Presented by: Heather Caprette & Glenn Curtis, Sr. Media Developer & Instructional Designers, eLearning

Classroom Assessment Techniques 1.0
Tuesday, December 10th
2:45-3:45pm in Rhodes Tower (RT) 401
Presented by: Joanne Goodell, Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence
Description: Learn about how to best provide feedback to improve student learning over this two-part workshop. Topics covered will include assessing prior knowledge, critical thinking skills, creative thinking skills, problem solving and application of material.

To review workshops offered in the 2018-19 academic year, click here for our workshop log.

Gateway Courses Program - Fall 2019

Applying Psychological Science to Teaching and Learning to Improve Student Success

Applications are closed for Fall 2019. The Spring application is expected to open in early January 2020.

Faculty who teach gateway courses, defined as those 100 and 200 level courses that have more than 100 students enrolling over a calendar year, are invited to apply to participate in a faculty learning community that will examine how to apply current psychological science to their teaching to improve student success in their courses. Below is a list of topics and dates. All sessions will be 75 minutes and start at 10:15 am. A $500 professional development stipend will be given to participants who successfully participate in at least four of the five sessions.

9/19 - Session 1: Cognitive psychology of teaching and learning: an overview

10/10 - Session 2: Application and examples from the content areas

10/31 - Session 3: Small teaching: predicting, growing

11/21 - Session 4: Fostering metacognitive strategies to improve study skills: making exams worth more than the grade

12/12 - Session 5: Wrap up and planning to share our findings

*Note: If your course does not meet the definition of a gateway course, but you have evidence to suggest that it is an impediment to retention or graduation in your program, you may still apply. Please provide an explanation of this in your rationale for applying.


Sip & Share Open Houses 

Join the Center for Faculty Excellence for afternoon tea and conversation. Each open house will center on a different topic in teaching & learning. Topic summaries will be provided; you do not need to listen to the podcast in order to attend.

Spring dates to be announced.