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All Duquesne faculty, staff, and graduate students are welcome to attend CTE's workshops.  Please register online to assist us in planning. 

Fall 2016 Workshops - yet to come

Developing a Teaching Portfolio (for graduate students only)

Presenters: Emtinan Alqurashi and Arvin Simon (CTE)
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 1:45 - 3:00
Location: Fisher 609

Research institutions hire fewer than 10% of available PhDs. The vast majority of hires are in institutions that emphasize classroom teaching. The creation of a teaching portfolio will give you the edge on showing yourself as a person who values excellence in teaching.Please bring with you the following items: example syllabus, example test and/or handout, and a draft philosophy of teaching statement (if you have one).

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Those Who Do the Work, Do the Learning: Actively Engaging Students in FlexTech Classrooms

Facilitators: Lauren Turin (Office of Classroom Technologies) and Laurel Willingham-McLain (CTE)
Panelists: Amy Olson (Education), Marcia Rapchak (Gumberg Library), Sarah Wallace (Speech-Language Pathology)
Date: Thursday, October 27, 3-4:15
Location: 442 Fisher Hall

Duquesne has created several FlexTech classrooms and more are on the way! In this session, faculty colleagues will demonstrate "everyday" ways to engage students in learning.  It is ideal for folks new to FlexTech spaces or who are simply curious about them. Workshop participants will play the student role.

Co-sponsored by Office of Classroom Technologies

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Designing Your Course and Syllabus - Hands-on

Facilitator: Laurel Willingham-McLain
Date: Thursday, November 3, 12:00 -1:15
Location: Union 608

The purpose of this workshop is for you to understand basic design principles for college teaching and apply them to planning a course. This is a flipped workshop. By signing up for this workshop, you agree to spend an hour preparing on your own time.

Before the session: Complete the 20-minute Course/Syllabus Design video and worksheet (prepared by Michael McGravey & Laurel W-M). Read the brief article, Integrated Course Design, by L. Dee Fink. Begin applying what you learned to a course syllabus you are designing/revising.

At the session: Bring 3 copies of your new/revised syllabus to the hands-on session so that you can get feedback and learn new ideas from colleagues. (CTE SCALE Event)

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Planning a Writing Intensive Course

Presenter: James Purdy (English & University Writing Center)
Thursday, November 10, 10:45 - 12:00
Union 109

One of the biggest challenges of teaching a writing-intensive course is incorporating the writing assignments/projects into the syllabus. When should due dates fall? How can the syllabus reflect the scaffolding of activities the lead to a writing project? How can writing activities fit in with all the content to be covered? This hands-on workshop will guide participants in planning the syllabus for a Spring 2016 writing-intensive course. Faculty and graduate students will leave with an outline of the schedule of writing projects and tasks. If you teach a University-designated "W" course, you will find this workshop especially useful as you prepare your new syllabus.

Cosponsored by the University Writing Center

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Publish or Perish: Choosing and Approaching Academic Publishers

Presenter: Susan Wadsworth-Booth (Duquesne University Press)
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 3:00 - 4:30
Location: Union 613

The workshop is intended for graduate students and junior faculty who want to learn about getting their work published in today's academic environment. We will discuss how to research and choose appropriate publishers, how to prepare initial proposals for a publisher's review, how doctoral dissertations may (or may not) be revised for book publication, how the review process works, and how new technologies and models (such as electronic journals and open-access publications) fit into the process. This workshop will focus on the humanities and social sciences, though all are welcome.

Cosponsored by Duquesne University Press

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