CTL Newsletter

CTL October 2021 Newsletter


Engaging Authentically with the Whole Person

Tommy Mayberry, CTL Executive Director shares why "engaging authentically" is core to their teaching philosophy.

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Creating Assignments that Live Beyond the Term

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
2 PM - 2:15 PM

Does your students’ work land in the void? CTL’s Krysta McNutt will explore how to foster relevancy and integrity by empowering instructors and students to think of their assignments as dual-purpose.

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Safe and Supportive Learning Environments in the Wild West of the Internet

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
2 PM - 2:15 PM

How do we engage students in safe and ethical public online discussions? Krysta McNutt, CTL’s Open Education Lead, will discuss instructor and student digital identities and how to prepare students to participate in open and online learning discussions.

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Instructor Presence in Online Graduate Courses

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
2 PM - 2:15 PM

Instructor presence in graduate online courses differs from instructor presence in undergraduate courses because graduate students are seeking scholarly role models, guides, and mentors on their path deeper into the academic discipline or profession. What is instructor presence at the graduate level and online? Join Dr. Cosette Lemelin, Assistant Director at CTL in exploring strategies for establishing instructor presence in online graduate courses.

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Nurturing Graduate Student Interactions in Online Courses

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
2 PM - 2:15 PM

Many of us have discovered that online teaching involves not only creating opportunities for students to interact with each other but also nurturing these interactions in order for learning to be effective and for learning objectives to be met. What can nurturing student interaction look like in online graduate courses? Dr. Cosette Lemelin, Assistant Director at CTL, will discuss teaching strategies to foster meaningful and effective interactions between graduate students in an online course.

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CTL Open Pedagogy Community of Practice

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
1 PM - 3 PM

Navigate the landscape of open practice by sharing teaching strategies, resources, and experiences in this new global learning community launched in August. Participation is open to any individual at any stage of their open education journey. Whether you’re exploring open educational resources, bringing external engagement into your class, or just looking for new ideas, we’d love to see you there.

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CTL Teaching Plus Podcast: Episode 22
Inclusivity Strategies & Perspectives with Dr. Stephanie Oliver

In this episode, Dr. Stephanie Oliver, Assistant English Professor in Fine Arts and Humanities at Augustana campus, shares how she works to create an inclusive environment in both her physical and online classrooms.

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Call for Interest: 2022 CTL Open Education Symposium Steering Committee

The CTL Open Education Symposium takes place during Open Education Week (Feb 28 - Mar 4, 2022). The symposium explores multidisciplinary teaching and learning strategies which empower openness such as those referenced in Hegarty's Attributes of Open Pedagogy.

The steering committee will guide the scope, vision, and participant experience. We will meet approximately every 3 weeks (October-March). Committee membership will be limited to 10-12 people. We aim to include diverse and unique perspectives which represent our campus community. All respondents will be notified of the steering committee membership on September 30, 2021.

Please indicate your interest »

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