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CTL can customize workshops designed to enhance teaching and learning practices at the University of Windsor. These sessions can be based on specialized needs that a group of campus constituents require. Please contact ctlevents@uwindsor.ca to connect with a specialist in your area.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Introduction to LectureTools

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Schedule: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Lambton 2102
Instructors: Lorna Stolarchuk
LectureTools allows instructors to import any existing PowerPoint® slideshow and enhance presentations with interactive activities. After a session has been launched, instructors can receive real-time comprehension alerts, incoming student questions, and integrated student response features. The student inquiry tool encourages students to submit questions digitally during class for the instructor or a teaching assistant to answer. Students learn from the questions of their peers and instructors avoid long lines of students with unanswered questions during office hours. Interactive activities can be added to presentations ranging from basic true/false to no-character-limit free response, ordered lists and image quizzes.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Educational Leadership Book Club

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Schedule: March 19 – May 07, 2015,
Thursdays, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
(list dates)
Location: TBA
Instructors: Bev Hamilton, Erika Kustra, Jessica Raffoul
A book club to discuss books and readings on educational leadership.
The first book we will be reading is by Dr. Geoff Scott, Turnaround Leadership in Higher Education. Dr. Geoff Scott will be a keynote for our international Windsor-Oakland Teaching and Learning Conference and will be facilitating the pre-conference Educational Leadership Forum at the University of Windsor on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (For more information on the conference: http://cleo.uwindsor.ca/oakland/callforproposals.php) Please let us know if you are interested in joining the book club. Spots are limited.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Assessing Impact of Educational Development Centre Programs I

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Schedule: Friday, October 02, 2015, 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Location: Erie G141
Instructors: Denise Chalmers

Greater attention has been paid to the quality of teaching in recent years, and so it is not surprising that greater attention also has been focused on teaching development programs in post-secondary institutions. Effective and efficient assessment of centre programs has been an area of growing interest to determine their quality and impact.

The anticipated outcomes for the workshop are that each participant will have:

  1. Considered the different types and levels of evidence that might be collected to establish the effectiveness of professional development programs
  2. Considered Guskey’s 5 levels of impact in relation to their professional development programs
  3. Considered a range of different types of evidence suitable for Canadian university programs
  4. Identified a range of types of evidence suitable for your professional development programs

Registration fee: $25 (plus HST $28.25) payable by credit card or cheque.

This is the first part of a two-part workshop.

This may be taken as a one-day workshop. A targeted group may be interested in participating in the second part Assessing Impact of Educational Development Centre Programs II on Saturday, October 3, 2015, in order to develop a specific plan for assessing the impact of a Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Background

This strategic priority project was funded by the Australian Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) and is a joint initiative by Australian universities through the Council of Australian Directors of Academic Development (CADAD) network.

Professional development programs and activities to enhance teaching and learning have been undertaken for more than 40 years in many higher education institutions. Whether these programs and less formal development activities have had an impact on enhancing teaching understanding or practice, student satisfaction or learning, and/or the institutional climate that rewards and recognises teaching, remains difficult to ascertain. With greater attention being paid to the quality of teaching in recent years, it is not surprising that greater attention also has been focused on the quality and impact of teaching development programs in universities.

This project responded to the challenges of determining the effectiveness of teaching development programs in higher education by developing the Academic Professional Development Effectiveness Framework designed to assist faculty developers in evidencing the achievement of the intended outcomes of their programs. The framework has particularly contributed to evaluating Dimension 4 -Professional development in the CADAD benchmarks.

Its relevance to different countries and context had been explored in universities in Sweden, Chile and South Africa to establish impact and effectiveness indicators of their professional development programs. This has led to the further development and extension of the framework and is proving to be a powerful way to document success, inform reviews of programs and centres, inform senior management and executive and to inform evaluation strategies when applying for grants.


The Academic Professional Development Effectiveness Frameworks, reports, literature review and related materials are all available on the website.

Relevent publications
Chalmers, D & Gardiner D (2015) An evaluation framework for identifying the effectiveness and impact of academic teacher development programmes. Studies in Educational Evaluation.
Chalmers, D. (2014) The measurement and impact of university teacher development programs, Educar, vol. 51/1 1-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.5565/rev/educar.655 (Text in English, Abstract in Spanish)

Resources:
Participants might like to read the Quick Guide and Formal Framework document prior to the workshop.

  1. Measuring effectiveness of teacher development website
  2. Formal Framework documents
  3. Quick Guide
  4. Resources page link

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Assessing Impact of Educational Development Centre Programs II

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Schedule: Saturday, October 03, 2015, 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Erie G141
Instructors: Denise Chalmers

This is the second part of a two-part workshop, only for those who have participated in Assessing Impact of Educational Development Centre Programs I. Part II is a targeted session for Educational Developers interested in focussing on developing a plan for assessing the impact of a Centre for Teaching and Learning, building on the content and outcomes of Friday October 2, 2015.

The anticipated outcomes for the workshop are that each participant will have:

  1. Identified different resources and ways of reporting the evidence to stakeholders
  2. Developed a plan of action for evaluating the impact of your university’s Centre for Teaching and Learning programs and/or as a collective.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Educational Leadership Book Club

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Schedule: September 28 – November 30, 2016,
Wednesdays, 12:30 PM – 01:30 PM
(list dates)
Location: To Be Determined
A book club to discuss books and readings on educational leadership.
The first book we will be reading is by Maria Gonzalez, Mindful Leadership. Please let us know if you are interested in joining the book club. Spots are limited.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Educational Leadership Book Club

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Schedule: October 01 – November 12, 2018,
Mondays, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
(list dates)
Location: Laurier Hall, Apt. 105

A book club to discuss the book The Slow Professor.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Healthcare Data and ICT, Standards, Security, Privacy, Structures and Such

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Schedule: Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM
Location: Lambton 2103
This session has been designed to address special topics requested from the graduate class for Digital Health and Informatics, run by Prof. Deborah Dayus. Topics include:
  • Data Standards, Structures, and Safety
  • What are Data standards?
  • What are some structures that protect and maintain data security and privacy of information?
  • How does data auto-populate from one site to the next?
  • What are the data safety implications using workarounds in the workplace?
  • Internet Structures for all Sites that both Protect and Frustrate Users
  • What is a firewall and how does it work?
  • What are and cookies – how do they work?
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Monday, April 1, 2019

Educational Leadership Book Club

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Schedule: April 01 – May 27, 2019,
Mondays, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
(list dates)
Location: Laurier Hall, Apt. 105
Instructors: Erika Kustra

A book club to discuss books and readings on educational leadership.
The second book we will be reading is Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. Crucial Conversations is the theme of our upcoming Teaching and Learning Conference at the University of Windsor on Tuesday, May 1-2, 2019.

The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:

  • Prepare for high-stakes situations
  • Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue
  • Make it safe to talk about almost anything
  • Be persuasive, not abrasive

(For more information on the conference, visit: https://ctl2.uwindsor.ca/tlconf/)

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Subverting Assessment as We Pivot

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Schedule: Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Online
Instructors: Pierre Boulos, Jessica Raffoul

We’ll meet via Microsoft Teams to explore the principles and practice of authentic assessment and how these might be adapted in an online setting. Specifically, participants will review a course’s learning outcomes and brainstorm how we might design meaningful assessments that measure what students know, value, and can do. Participants will leave with resources with which they can re-envision their own courses.

Presenters will be available for questions and feedback during an online follow-up drop-in session, Friday, May 15, 1-2pm.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Subverting Assessment as We Pivot (Drop-in Session)

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Schedule: Friday, May 15, 2020, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Location: Online
Instructors: Pierre Boulos, Jessica Raffoul, Allyson Skene
Presenters from the May 13 session will be available for questions and feedback in this online follow-up drop-in session.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

So You’re Thinking about Online Experiential Learning?

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Schedule: Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 11:30 AM – 01:00 PM
Location: Taught Online

Experiential learning (EL) activities – where students apply and reflect on theory in practical contexts -- can provide powerful learning opportunities. But can they, and should they, be done online?

This session will explore examples of successful remote EL activities and key practical considerations to help you decide whether to integrate an online or remote EL activity into your course. We will discuss different tools that will help you support the EL as well as the potential risks that should be considered and avoided. Participants will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions, share, and discuss.