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March 9, 2016 Issue

Professional development opportunities for faculty & instructional staff at UW Oshkosh.

CETL Lessons
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CETL Lessons from the Center for Excellence in Teaching in Learning

One Session Wonder –
The Power of Faith in the Classroom

Thursday, March 17
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Sage Hall, Room 1235

Michael Baltutis, Department of Religious Studies and Anthropology
Liz Cannon, Director of LGBTQ Resource Center, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies
Laura Hartman, Environmental Studies Program

This workshop will generate lively interactive discussion about effectively engaging students and reaching complexity on topics related to faith. Presenters will explore teaching such topics as the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” controversy in which people protested the building of a mosque near the site of the ruins of the World Trade Center, the long tradition within various faiths of fighting for environmental justice and the contemporary struggle within some faiths to accept the validity of LGBTQ identities. Overall, the workshop will foreground an interactive discussion about the power of addressing faith in the classroom and modes of supporting students’ identities related to both faith and non-faith traditions while doing so.

Co-Sponsored by the Interfaith Dialogue and Education Alliance (IDEA)

Please register here.

One Session Wonder –
Assessing Application, Integration and Synthesis of Learning Experiences

Wednesday, April 13
12:00 - 1:00
Please feel free to bring your own lunch.
Pollock House Conference Room

Carleen Vande Zande, Associate Vice Chancellor, Curricular Affairs and Student Academic Achievement

Bring your own assessments to this discussion about assessment challenges in assessing complex skills.

Please register here.

One Session Wonder –
Including the LGBTQ+ Community, Culture and Content in the Classroom

Wednesday, April 20
11:30 – 1:00
(Please feel free to bring your lunch.)

Pollock House 

Liz Cannon
, Director of the LGBTQ Resource Center

In this session, Dr. Liz Cannon discusses a range of specific skills which will assist instructors in creating a classroom that is inclusive of LGBTQ+ content and of UW Oshkosh’s ever-growing and ever-changing LGBTQ+ student population. As LGBTQ+ language and culture constantly evolves, new teaching strategies and practices are necessary to ensure effective inclusion. Come to this session to talk about innovative ways to create an inclusive classroom and to infuse curriculum with LGBTQ+ content.  Dr. Cannon will share tips from her own teaching and invite others to share theirs as well.  Through video, student voices will also affirm the importance of inclusive teaching practices to their lives.

Please register here.

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Key Initiatives:

  • Inclusive Excellence

  • Global Connections

  • Sustainability

  • Assessment

  • Undergraduate Student Research

  • Essential Learning Outcomes

  • Instructional Technology

  • First-Year Experience

Questions or Comments?
Contact Jordan Landry, Interim Director of CETL, at

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