Spring 2022 Schedule at a Glance

All Duquesne faculty, staff, and graduate students are welcome to attend CTE's workshops. Once updated and linked, click on the title of each session to learn more and to register. Contact us at or 412.396.5177 with any questions.

 We continue to develop our workshop schedule for the semester, so please check back often for updates.

Thank you for your participation in the Spring 2022 Semester!

Stay tuned for Fall 2022 programming updates!

Inclusive Teaching Challenge

This ongoing program features a monthly newsletter highlighting a particular topic or focus area, providing resources, and suggesting action steps instructors can take toward creating more inclusive and equitable learning experiences. Participate by reading the newsletters and implementing one or more of the action steps suggested. You are encouraged to collaborate with colleagues in action and reflection.

Instructors who participate in the challenge will have the opportunity to enter to win small prizes by logging their work and submitting that information to CTE each month. You are welcome to participate every month, or as you are able. Those who participate the most will be eligible for an additional raffle at the end of the year.

Past Workshops

SES Wrapper (Two Occurrences)

  • Thursday, January 20th (2 - 3 pm)
  • Monday, January 24th (11am- Noon)

Returning to Your Writing Post-Pandemic

  • Wednesday, January 26th (2 - 2:50pm)

(SCALE Micro-Workshop Series) Revisiting Teaching Basics Series: Three Styles of Lecture

  • February 2nd, 2:00pm-2:30pm

(SCALE Micro-Workshop Series) Executive Skills Series: Maintaining Your Self-Control Skill Set

  • February 7th, 2022, 10-10:30 A.M. (via Zoom)

(SCALE Micro-Workshop Series) Revisiting Teaching Basics Series: First and Last Ten Minutes of Class, Three Ways to Make the Most of Each

  • February 15th, 11:15am-11:45am

Mentoring in Minutes: Academic Writing & Responding to Peer Review

With Laura Engel and Meghan Blaskowitz

  • February 16th, 11:00am-11:40am

Lesson Planning for Time Management

With Elisabeth Vasko

  • February 23rd, Noon - 1pm

Embrace the W, Part 1: Debunking Myths about Teaching Writing-Enhanced Courses

  • February 23rd, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Graduate Student Panel on Trauma-Informed Academic Environments

  • February 24th, 3:00-4:30pm 

(SCALE Micro-Workshop Series) Executive Skills Series: Maintaining Your Metacognitive Skill Set

  • March 2nd, 11:00-11:30am

Spiritan Pedagogy: Mutuality at the Margins: Working with Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  • March 2nd, Noon-1pm

Mentoring in Minutes: Preparing for Promotion and/or Tenure

With Erica Beidler and Drew Simpson

  • March 2nd, 2:00pm-2:40pm

Addressing the Classroom Challenges of Teaching Social Justice Topics (For Graduate Students Only)

With Liliana Castrellón

  • March 3rd, 10:50am-12:05pm

Assignment Design for Purposeful Learning and Grading

With Akwasi Opoku-Dakwa

  • March 15th, 11am-Noon

Assigning and Assessing Multi-Modal Projects

With Jim Purdy

  • Wednesday, March 23, 2022 from 12:00pm - 12:30pm 

(SCALE Micro-Workshop Series) Revisiting Teaching Basics Series: Three Engaging Learning Activities

  • March 29th, 12:15-12:45pm

(SCALE Micro-Workshop Series) Executive Skills Series: Maintaining Your Time Management Skill Set

  • March 30th, 12:00-12:30pm

Mentoring in Minutes: Parenting and Academic Life

With Erin Speese and Heather Rusiewicz

  • March  30th, 2:00pm-2:40pm

Empathy in Teaching and Grading

With Bridget Green

  • March 31st, 11:00am-Noon 

Mentoring in Minutes: Helping Colleagues Succeed

With Shondricka Burrell and Pamala Dillon

  • April 6th, 11:00-11:40am

(SCALE Micro-Workshop Series) Revisiting Teaching Basics Series: Three Metacognitive Classroom Practices

  • April 6th, 2:00-2:30pm

A Book Study in Two Parts: Small Teaching by James Lang

  • March 15th, 3:05-4:20pm
  • April 19th, 3:05-4:20pm

Spiritan Pedagogy Cocktail Reception

  • April 20th, 4:00-5:30pm

Mentoring in Minutes: Navigating Non-Tenure Track Promotion

  • April 27th, 10:00-10:40am

(SCALE Micro-Workshop Series) Executive Skills Series: Maintaining Your Organizational Skill Set

  • April 27th, 1:00-1:30pm

Preparing an Effective Case for Pre-Tenure Review, Promotion, and Tenure

With David Dausey (Executive Vice President and Provost), Darlene Weaver (Associate Provost) and Dr. Rick McCown (Professor in School of Education and Member of University Promotion & Tenure Committee)

  • May 3rd, 10:30am-11:30am