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CETL Lessons from the Center for Excellence in Teaching in Learning

Dear UW Oshkosh Colleagues:

As you make choices about your priorities and time during the week of October 24-28, please consider participating in some events of the Provost's Teaching and Learning Summit 2011: Collaborating...For a Change.

These opportunities hold the potential for meaningful connections with other members of the UW Oshkosh academic community, invigorating professional development, and collaborative progress toward shared goals.

For more information on the Summit, check the CETL website and the printed program that will soon be appearing in your mailbox.

Lori Carrell, Director
Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL)

Provost's Summit...Register NOW!
Monday, October 24, 2011:
Opening Reception with UW Oshkosh Honorees and Keynote Speaker Ken O'Donnell, California State University, Collaborating...For a Change
4 to 7 p.m., Reeve 227

Exemplary teachers, teaching scholars and collaborators will be honored at this hors d'oeuvres reception. Keynote speaker Ken O'Donnell will address the Summit theme: Collaborating...For a Change. As a professor of film and state university system administrator, O'Donnell has a unique, inspirational, entertaining, and challenging perspective of collaboration, campus change, and student-learning driven General Education. Note that models of collaboration will be available for browsing during the first hour of the reception, as food is served.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011:
Luncheon with Speaker Robert Zemsky — 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Reeve 306
Zemsky's presentation will include the preliminary research report Findings to Fuel Collaboration: An Investigation of Student Course Choices at UW Oshkosh. His analysis of recent STAR reports should provide fascinating material to further fuel collaborative discussions about our students' experiences, and how we together can improve those experiences.

General Education Reform Proposal: Presentation and Discussion —
3 to 4:30 p.m., Reeve 227A

This session will focus on recommendations compiled and structured by the summer and fall teams that have been facilitating the reform conversations about General Education. A draft proposal will be presented for discussion. The collaborative Portland State General Education Reform and Implementation Team will join the conversation via Skype.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011:
SOTL Scholars' Showcase with Luncheon — 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Reeve 306
Six scholars have completed Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) investigations in UW Oshkosh classrooms during the past academic year. After a luncheon and brief presentations, poster browsing and conversation will follow.

Passport to Technology — 1 to 3 p.m., Reeve 227
Choose two of three demos of online tools to support collaborative learning at UW Oshkosh — Kaltura, Collaborate and ePortolio. (The ePortfolio sessions will be of particular importance in relation to the proposed General Education Reform framework.)

UW Oshkosh General Education Reform: Collaborative Conversation with Two-Year College Representatives, Students, Faculty, Staff, and Administrators —
3 to 4:30 p.m., Reeve 202

As we work together on the complex, intertwined issues affecting General Education at UW Oshkosh, multiple constituents need to connect. This panel discussion will include traditional and transfer students, secondary school curriculum directors, technical and two-year college representatives, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Thursday, October 27, 2011:
Challenges to Collaboration in Academia — 3 to 5 p.m., Reeve 221
This interactive, multi-disciplinary panel comprised of members of the UW Oshkosh academic community is designed to inspire vigorous dialogue and offer practical suggestions. Laurence Carlin (Philosophy), Norlisha Crawford (African American Studies and English), Steve Dunn (COB), and Emmet Sandberg (Art) contribute their thinking to launch the conversation.

Friday, October 28, 2011:
Showcase of UW Oshkosh Collaborative Successes and Collecting Student Input on General Education Reform — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Reeve Concourse

  • UW Oshkosh scholars will be available for conversation about their collaborative successes with posters on display.
  • Student feedback about the proposed General Education Reform framework will also be collected.

Register now for the Provost's Teaching and Learning Summit.

Other Opportunities

Register for all CETL events at: uwosh.edu/cetl


Key Initiatives:

  • Liberal Education Learning Outcomes
  • Inclusive Excellence
  • Global Connections
  • Sustainability
  • Assessment
  • Undergraduate Student Research
  • Instructional Technology
  • First Year Experience


Questions or Comments?
Please send them to Lori Carrell, CETL Director, at carrell@uwosh.edu.

Watch for CETL Lessons each Thursday of the Fall 2011 Semester!
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
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