We have arranged our programming to address teaching and learning at UM and to support our UM community.
8/7 Zoom Workshop with Josh Eyler and Colleagues
Topic: Teaching Strategies for the New Face-to-Face Environment: How to Help Students Learn in a Socially-Distanced Classroom
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m | Location: Zoom (link will be sent to those who RSVP)
Topic: Trauma-informed Pedagogy
Time: 12.00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Location: Zoom (link will be sent to those who RSVP)
5/18 Applying Lessons Learned from the Last Few Months to Remote Teaching in the Future
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and Keep Teaching are pleased to present a workshop to foster reflection and guidance for faculty teaching this upcoming summer semester and beyond based on lessons learned during Spring 2020 semester. This will be an active workshop with several hands-on activities.
5/20 Learning from Faculty/Student Surveys of Spring 2020: Insights for Remote and Online Teaching
What lessons have we learned in spring 2020 which will help us going forward? CETL and IREP will review the results of surveys completed by faculty and students to help determine insights for remote and online teaching in summer semester and beyond.
5/22 Panel Discussion on Lessons Learned from Spring 2020
In spring 2020, in a scenario which would have been unthinkable only weeks before, University of Mississippi faculty responded quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic and moved their instruction to a remote format. As spring semester concludes and we begin to head toward a summer semester of remote teaching, faculty are beginning to take stock of their circumstances. Panelists include Nancy Maria Balach (Music), Gabriel Alexander Garrido (Modern Languages), Mervin Matthew (Psychology), Andrew Pfrenger (English).
The University of Mississippi’s 2nd Annual Faculty Approaches to Critical Thinking (FACT) Institute
August 12th and 13th 2020 via Zoom (link will be sent to those who RSVP)
The FACT Institute is an important part of the University of Mississippi’s ThinkForward Quality Enhancement Plan. This workshop is the second in an annual series of summer workshops dedicated to exploring the role of critical thinking in higher education, our university, and our classrooms. The FACT Institute plays a critical role in strengthening our approaches to teaching for critical thinking.
During the event opportunities for upcoming grants for enhancing critical thinking pedagogy will be introduced. In particular, attendees of the FACT Institute will be eligible to submit a proposal for a FACT grant, which provides $4000 for individuals (more for departmental teams) to redesign a lower-division course or courses they will be teaching in Spring 2021. Redesigns should include, but are not limited to, course outcomes, assignments, and teaching methods, with an eye toward revising these elements to enhance critical thinking. Participants must attend both sessions of the FACT Institute in order to be eligible for this opportunity.
During the 2019-20 academic year, 23 colleagues from 9 different departments across the university received FACT grants, either as individuals or part of departmental teams, to redesign courses to enhance critical thinking.
RSVP for the FACT Institute here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScR3yzGm8OmsG4RJ-NEXnPUXtpVD3OrFCVOVgTI-6S_Hv7n9w/viewform
Wednesday, August 12th
11:00 Overview of the QEP (Josh)
- Elements of the Program, including Grant Programs
- Assessment Components
- Where We Are Now
11:30 Amanda Baker (Iowa State University) and Kari Taylor (Springfield College), keynote address on “productive discomfort” and the development of critical thinking skills
12:45 Assessing Critical Thinking in Our Courses
Thursday, August 13th
11:00 Panel of Previous FACT Grant Awardees with Q&A
12:00 Panel of Previous CTR Grant Awardees with Q&A
12:45 Brainstorming Session for Proposal Development
Please contact Josh Eyler at email@example.com if you have any questions about the event.