Upcoming Events

Fall 2021

Special Event Series

Engineering Learning Guide (Course Design) Series

Thursdays (9 sessions) 9/23 – 11/18

1:00–3:30 PM

Location: REMOTE: Access provided upon application approval.

Are you interested in learning how to design or re-design a course? The EL Guide Series will help you articulate details about your course, write learning outcomes (LOs), and plan for assessments that align with the LOs. Stipend available upon successful completion for qualified faculty. Application due Sept. 13th.

 

Date Session
September 23 Articulate Part I
September 30 Articulate Part II
October 7 Course Level Learning Outcomes Part I
October 14 Course Level Learning Outcomes Part II
October 21 Summative Assessments Part I
October 28 Summative Assessments Part II
November 4 Revisiting Articulate
November 11 Revisiting Course Level Learning Outcomes
November 18 Revisiting Summative Assessments

EFOL – Engineering and Facilitating Online Learning

October 4th–November 7th

We are pleased to offer you an opportunity to learn how to successfully design and facilitate online courses. We are offering a paced, asynchronous online course entitled Engineering and Facilitating Online Learning (EFOL) for you to experience online learning from the perspective of a learner as you work through your initial course design aspects. This five-week online course for faculty is intended to support the development of the highest-quality online courses. Completion of this course is required before building or teaching an online course at Mines in order to meet our regional accreditation regulations. Please see further information about the course in the Info/Registration link.

Book Study – Whistling Vivaldi

Tuesdays

1:00–2:00PM

Location: REMOTE. Zoom access by clicking the link to the right –>

Each week, we will read one chapter from the book Whistling Vivaldi and meet to discuss main ideas, takeaways, and implications for the classroom. Limited spots available. Sign up now using the link to the right or email Amy at ahnaveATmines.edu. Tentative plan:

Dates Chapters
Sept. 7 Introductory meeting
Sept. 14 Ch 1. An introduction: At the root of identity
Sept. 21 Ch 2. A mysterious link between identity and intellectual performance
Sept. 28 Ch 3. Stereotype threat comes to light, and in more than one group
Oct. 5 Ch 4. A broader view of identity: In the lives of Anatole Broyard, Amin Maalouf, and the rest of us
Oct. 12 Ch 5. The many experiences of stereotype threat
Oct. 19 Ch 6. Identity threat and the efforting life
Oct. 26 Ch 7. The mind on stereotype threat: racing and overloaded
Nov. 2 Ch 8. The strength of stereotype threat: the role of cues
Nov. 9 Ch 9. Reducing identity and stereotype threat: a new hope
Nov. 16 Ch 10. The distance between us: the role of identity threat
Nov. 23 Ch 11. Conclusion: identity as a bridge between us.

 

All Events

September

Authentic Assessments Workshop – Part II – Developing

Wednesday September 29th

10:00–11:00AM

Location: GC200F (Green Center)

In this workshop, you will plan an authentic assessment for a class you will be teaching. To get the most out of this workshop, we recommend that you have attended the Authentic Assessments workshop or have a familiarity with authentic assessments. Please register using the link at the right —> so that we can plan for your participation.

October

WAC

Wednesday October 6th

3:00–4:00PM

Location: Jalili Plaza (between Marquez and CTLM). Rain location = GC217 Adams Room

Catch up with colleagues and share ideas, experiences, and resources related to teaching. Snacks and drinks included.

Demystify Rubrics

Wednesday October 6th

10:00–11:00AM

Location: REMOTE. Zoom access by clicking the link to the right –>

What is a rubric? How are they useful? How do I develop one? Learn the basics for designing and using rubrics in your course.

Large Class Group Think Session

Thursday October 7th

8:30–9:30AM

Location: REMOTE. Zoom access by clicking the link to the right –>

Are you teaching or preparing to teach a large class? Join these brainstorming sessions to discuss strategies with peers, share resources, and consider lessons learned from prior semesters.

Developing a Rubric

Wednesday October 20th

10:00–11:00AM

Location: GC217 – Green Center Adams Room

In this workshop, you will develop and revise a rubric for an assignment or assessment in your class. Bring a rubric to work on or develop one during the session. To get the most out of this workshop, we recommend that you have attended the Demistify Rubrics Workshop or have a familiarity with rubrics.

November

WAC

Wednesday November 3rd

3:00–4:00PM

Location: TBA

Catch up with colleagues and share ideas, experiences, and resources related to teaching. Snacks and drinks included.

Large Class Group Think Session

Thursday November 11th

8:30–9:30AM

Location: REMOTE. Zoom access by clicking the link to the right –>

Are you teaching or preparing to teach a large class? Join these brainstorming sessions to discuss strategies with peers, share resources, and consider lessons learned from prior semesters.

December

WAC

Wednesday December 1st

3:00–4:00PM

Location: TBA

Catch up with colleagues and share ideas, experiences, and resources related to teaching. Snacks and drinks included.

Large Class Group Think Session

Thursday December 9th

8:30–9:30AM

Location: REMOTE. Zoom access by clicking the link to the right –>

Are you teaching or preparing to teach a large class? Join these brainstorming sessions to discuss strategies with peers, share resources, and consider lessons learned from prior semesters.