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The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning is dedicated to promoting, enhancing, and assessing teaching effectiveness and student learning. In addition to the events listed below, we are always available for individual consultations or workshops designed specifically for your department or college.  *Many workshops can be applied towards the CITL teaching certificates. Learn more about our teaching certificates. 

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F'22 Faculty Series on Teaching & Learning, wksp #5: Creating a Learner-Centered Responsive Course and Syllabus

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Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)
Room 182, Armory Building (east side of the building)
Oct 19, 2022   11:30 am - 1:00 pm  
Cheelan Bo-Linn (CITL)
No cost for joining the faculty learning community.
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Cheelan Bo-Linn
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Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning

Theme: Maximizing Opportunities for Students to Become More Effective, Efficient Learners 

“Much of what we’ve been doing as teachers and students isn’t serving us well, but comparatively simple changes could make a big difference.”

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning


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You are invited to join a dynamic learning community by participating in this specially designed workshop series for all faculty (across all disciplines and rank). We’ll share strategies and best practices from research-based pedagogy. Come and meet new colleagues. Great conversations and handouts guanteed.

Session 5: Creating a Learner-Centered Responsive Course and Syllabus

Frequently, the syllabus is perceived as a statement to communicate information about the course, the instructor, learning objectives, assignments, grading policies, due dates, and, in some cases, an increasingly long list of strongly worded admonitions on what is and isn’t acceptable behavior in the college classroom.  Does this sound like a contract? It does… but it should be much more!

Look at your syllabus. What is the message? What is your tone?  Will the course be inviting, engaging and motivating?  Will it be collaborative? Fair? This is a great opportunity to think about how/if your syllabus promotes a learning-centered environment.  In addition, we’ll also help you create a graphical “big idea” for your course.

*This workshop counts towards completion of any of CITL's Teaching Certificates. To learn more about our Teaching Certificate program please visit


Please mark these dates on your calendar

Wed, Sept. 14, 2022       Session 1:  Maximizing Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Student Feedback to Enhance Teaching & Learning (I wish I had known that earlier)

Wed, Sept. 21, 2022       Session 2: Active Teaching = Active Learning: Ways to Engage Students and Assess Their Learning

Wed, Oct. 5, 2022          Session 3: Identifying and Implementing Effective Questioning Strategies

Wed, Oct. 12, 2022        Session 4: A Critical Skill for Students to Master: Building Memory and Significant Deep Learning

Wed, Oct. 19, 2022        Session 5: Creating a Learner-Centered Responsive Course and Syllabus


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