To encourage informal, cross-disciplinary conversations about pedagogy, John Crosland Jr. Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) offers professional development.

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Past Faculty Development Topics

  • Engaged Scholars Series: Objects to Inspire Learning, Getting Started with Digital Projects, Inclusive Digital Pedagogy (Jade Davis, Columbia University Libraries), From Proposal to Bookshelf (Beth Bouloukos, Lever Press), What is LACOL?
  • Creating Class Spaces for Difficult Discussions
  • Discover "Hypothes.is," an open source annotation tool
  • Data Analysis and Visualization
  • Literary Translation: Translating Roman Comedy for a Modern Audience with Dr. Amy Richlin, Professor of Classics at UCLA
  • Using Role-Playing in Teaching Complex Societies with Dr. Amy Richlin
  • 2-day faculty and staff workshop on Open Access, Digital Dexterity and Inclusive Pedagogy
  • The Davidson Collaboratory: First year takeaways
  • Microaggressions 
  • Understanding fair use of copyrighted material
  • Cultural Biases in Rhetorical Evaluation
  • Learning about LACOL (Liberal Arts Consortium for Online Learning)
  • Learning in the Open: Teaching with Social Media (and avoiding disaster) with Dr. Bonnie Stewart, Director, Edactive Technologies, Inc.
  • Textbook Alternatives/Library Resources
  • Specifications Grading
  • Inclusive Pedagogy
  • Teaching About Racism: A Few Sociocultural Instructional Strategies with Dr. Phia Salter, Texas A&M University
  • Redesigning Research Assignments (Workshop)
  • Digesting Fake News
  • Implicit Biases and their Implications with Dr. Luis Rivera, Rutgers University
  • Evaluating Group Presentations
  • Policy Memo Assignments
  • How to Maximize Student Engagement in Classes Greater than 25 Students
  • Discussion in the Classroom
  • Teaching Strategies to Improve Performance of Women and Minority Students
  • Environmental Cues that Signal Inclusion vs. Exclusion of Women and Minorities in the Classroom
  • Teaching Cases
  • Fostering a Culture of Risk-Taking and Honesty in the Classroom
  • Balancing Depth and Breath in College Teaching
  • Approaches to and Experiences Related to Teaching in Studio D