Spring 2018

Student Disability Services Panel Discussion

In recognition of Student Disabilities Month, CETL’s Faculty Development Luncheon (FDL) highlights UM’s Student Disability Services (SDS).  The SDS staff will lead a panel discussion to introduce new resources and highlight augmented services.  Additionally, the panel will review established procedures related to UM students with disabilities and respond to questions from the FDL audience. Please bring your questions and join us for lunch as we explore the ways we serve this student population.

Date:  April 10, 2018

Time: 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Location:  Gertrude Ford Ballroom A-Inn at Ole Miss

If you plan to attend and would like a lunch, please register here


Importance of Threshold Concepts for Disciplinary Discussions

Dr. Barry Maid, Professor and Founding Head of Technical Communication at Arizona State, visits UM to share his research on “threshold concepts.” In the early part of the twenty-first century, British researchers Jan Meyer and Ray Land introduced the idea of threshold concepts.  Essentially, threshold concepts are the ways of thinking one must possess in order to take part in disciplinary discussions. In this FDL, Dr. Maid will

  • define threshold concepts
  • provide examples of discipline-based threshold concepts
  • discuss ways that faculty can identify threshold concepts within their disciplines
  • advise faculty about implementing threshold concepts into their teaching

Presenter: Barry Maid (Arizona State University)

Barry Maid is Professor and Founding Head of Technical Communication at Arizona State University. He has written extensively about technology, independent writing programs, and program administration. His recent research focuses on threshold concepts and their assessment.

Date:  March 26, 2018

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Location:  Gertrude Ford Ballroom A-Inn at Ole Miss

If you plan to attend and would like a lunch, please register here


Winter 2018

3rd Annual Winter Intersession Workshop

Forming, Teaching, and Managing Student Teams

Using CATME Smarter Teamwork Tools for Effective Team-Based Learning

There are many reasons to put students in teams – teaching them to work in teams, the learning benefits of collaboration, the diversity benefits of finding out other students’ perspectives, and the ability to provide a deeper level of feedback on the smaller number of assignments submitted by student teams are among them. For all these benefits, having students work in teams introduces other issues for faculty to manage – from forming teams to dealing with teams in crisis to evaluating how much each student contributed to assignments submitted as a team. This workshop will help participants design, implement, and evaluate team-based learning experiences for their classes. Research-based strategies to address these issues will be discussed, and award-winning online tools that can help will be introduced – tools that also provide opportunities for faculty to engage in research. Participants who bring a networked device to the workshop will be able to practice using online tools that can help instructors manage student teams.


Presenter:  Matt Ohland (Purdue University)

Dr. Matthew Ohland is a professor in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. He is a fellow of ASEE, IEEE, and AAAS. Software for team formation and peer evaluation developed under Dr. Ohland’s leadership has received various awards and has been used by over 1,000,000 students worldwide. He also has experience teaching over 3000 students in a team-based learning environment. Dr. Ohland also directs the MIDFIELD project, which compiles student data from multiple universities in a common format to study student pathways.


Date:  January 18-19, 2018

Time: 8:30-4:30

Location: Jackson Avenue Center

If you plan to attend, please register here.


Fall 2017

Note: The Faculty Development Luncheons will not be located in The Union Ballroom due to construction.  Please check the location in the description for each luncheon.

Educating Students in the Post-PC Era

Higher education has entered the Post-PC era; a time when mobile technology has ushered in a change to the way faculty teach and students learn. Mobility has many advantages, and tablet devices like the iPad have provided us with a sort of renaissance as we are freed from the constraints of the personal computer. Specifically, mobility increases engagement, eases collaboration amongst all members of a campus, and encourages creativity by teachers and students. By bringing together up-to-date research, with best practices from successful mobile 1:1 initiatives, this forward-looking session will present insights into what’s possible in the Post-PC era.

So I ask the question, will my own children ever own a laptop? Could Conner (13), Liam (11) and Keagan (9) be part of a new generation? #laptopnevers

Presenter:  Chris Penny (West Chester University)

Date:  November 9, 2017

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Location:  Gertrude Ford Ballroom A-Inn at Ole Miss

If you plan to attend and would like a lunch, please register here.


What’s New in Academic Cheating?

Panel Discussion: Higher Education (HE) is more accessible due to technology. Students and instructors are no longer limited by space, time, and text. Students can complete entire degrees without ever having to step on a campus. Though technology has increased students’ opportunities for an education, it has also increased their opportunities to circumvent it. Do the grades listed on transcripts represent students’ achievement toward course and/or program goals or something else? In the digital age, academic dishonesty is a major concern for HE administrators and faculty. This panel discussion addresses academic dishonesty: the motivation behind it, the innovations to achieve it, and UM’s attempts to combat it.


Will Berry, Associate Professor of Law

Catherine Hultman, Coordinator of Testing Services for Outreach

Robert Hunt, Lecturer and Computer Specialist in Mathematics

Date:  October 25, 2017

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Location:  Gertrude Ford Ballroom A-Inn at Ole Miss

If you plan to attend and would like a lunch, please register here


The Role of Listening in Civil Discourse: Implementing the Listening First Model in the Classroom

Presenter:  Graham Bodie, Visiting Professor Journalism

Date:  October 12, 2017

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Location:  Overby Center, Rm 249

If you plan to attend and would like a lunch, please register here.

For more information about Dr. Brodie and The Listen First Model, please refer to the following website:

Bodie Consulting, LLC


The Classroom Lecture:  Defenders and Detractors

Moderator:  Patricia O’Sullivan, Manager UM PLATO Program

Panelists:  John Bentley, Chair and Professor of Pharmacy Administration; Adam Smith, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering; Vicki Dickinson, Associate Professor of Accountancy; and Kate Kellum, Associate Director of Institutional Research and Assessment and Assistant Professor of Psychology

Date:  September 26, 2017

Time:  12:00-1:00pm

Location:  Gertrude Ford Ballroom A-Inn at Ole Miss

If you would like to peruse some information related to this topic before the luncheon, please refer to the following linked articles:

Hey Higher Ed, Why Not Focus on Teaching?

Should Colleges Really Eliminate the College Lecture?

Additional articles