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CETL Lessons from the Center for Excellence in Teaching in Learning

Faculty College Invitation
Achievement, Retention & Equity: Key Pedagogical Changes that Can Make a Real Difference in ANY College Classroom WITHOUT Lowering Standards
January 10, 2011 — 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Reeve Union 227A
Presented by Craig E. Nelson, Carnegie Scholar

Why do some students with the academic credentials to be admitted to UW Oshkosh struggle in our classes? Key findings from the scholarship of teaching and learning show that standard university teaching is often ineffective, even when the students are working reasonably hard. In this workshop, we will examine pedagogical changes that make real differences in achievement and retention in almost any college or university classroom without lowering the standards for achievement. For more information or to register now, visit our website.

This Faculty College is supported by the Faculty Development Program and the COLS Gateway Success Initiative.

Call for Participants: Wisconsin Writing Program Directors' Regional Conference
Saturday, February 25, 2012, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Sage Hall
All current, past, and future UW System writing program directors are invited to apply to participate in a stimulating discussion about the role of writing on all of our campuses. Please consider presenting a breakout session on a topic such as: assessing student writing, writing across the curriculum, and developing effective learning outcomes for composition programs. For more information or to apply by January 30, 2012, visit our website.

Coming Soon: CETL Spring 2012 Menu of Professional Development Opportunities

Other Upcoming Activities

  • 2012 UW-System Southeast Regional Faculty Showcase: Jan 11-12 — On January 11, 2012, join other UW-System faculty and instructional staff to attend the 2012 UW-System Southeast Regional Faculty Showcase demonstrating how a myriad of technologies and pedagogical strategies are used to promote active learning. The keynote speaker, Curtis Bonk, renowned expert on educational technology and active learning, will present Stretching the Edges of Technology-Enhanced Teaching: From Tinkering to Tottering to Totally Extreme Learning. Day two of the Showcase will feature the basics of using Desire2Learn (D2L). Sign up now at: signup.uww.edu.
  • FREE: UW-GB Faculty Development Conference & Post-Conference Workshop on Jan. 20 (Pre-registration required.)
    • Conference: The Balancing Act: Dedicated Teaching, Productive Scholarship and Active Service from 8 a.m. to1 p.m.
    • Post-Conference Workshop: High Impact Practices: Fostering Success for all Students from 1 to 4 p.m.
    • Register for one of both of these professional development opportunities at uwgb.edu/outreach/facultydev.

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 Spring 2012 Semester!
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
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