Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Elliott Hall, Room 200A
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4485
(248) 370-2466


We welcome you to register for any workshops that are of interest to you.  All our workshops meet in our Learning Studio in 200A Elliott Hall and are offered at 12:00-1:30 (unless noted otherwise).

Lunch will be provided at all noon time workshops.

Missed a workshop? View the recordings.

Once you register, we encourage you to record the date/time in your own calendar as a reminder. If for some reason you realize that you cannot attend, please cancel by contacting CETL incurs a cost for your lunch and we want to ensure we order the correct amount.

Fall 2016 Workshops
 Workshop Title and Flyer DateFacilitators 
Revisiting Course EvaluationsWed, Oct 26Judy AbleserRegister
Course Evaluations for Formative and Summative AssessmentWed, Nov 2Judy AbleserRegister
Teaching Award Winners: Anthony Tuf Francis and Helena RihaThurs, Nov 3Anthony Tuf Francis & Helena RihaRegister
Creating a Teaching Portfolio: Evidence to Demonstrate Teaching EffectivenessWed, Nov 9Judy AbleserRegister
Best Practices in Teaching Written and Oral Communication Skills to STEM StudentsMon, Nov 14WISE@OURegister
Experience This! Fundamentals for Experiential LearningWed, Nov 16Travus BurtonRegister
Serving the Need and Developing the Community: One Discipline is Never EnoughWed, Nov 23Travus BurtonRegister
Mirror, Mirror... the Art of Reflection Before, During and After Student ExperiencesWed, Nov 30Travus BurtonRegister
Effective Syllabus DevelopmentThurs, Dec 8Judy AbleserRegister
Past Workshops
Best Practices in Mentoring Undergraduate ResearchersThurs, Oct 20WISE@OUView Recording and Slides
Effective Lesson PlanningThurs, Oct 13Judy AbleserView Recording and Slides
Active Learning StrategiesThurs, Oct 6Judy AbleserView Recording and Slides
Authentic Assessment and RubricsThurs, Sept 29Judy AbleserView Recording and Slides
Learning Outcomes and Constructive AlignmentThurs, Sept 22Judy AbleserView Recording and Slides
FDI Orientation - Course Redesign to Increase Student SuccessThurs, Sept 15Keith WilliamsView Slides
FDI Orientation - Mentoring for Emerging FacultyWed, Sept 14Judy AbleserView Recording and Slides
FDI Orientation - Designing Learning for All: Universal Design of LearningTues, Sept 13Amanda Nichols HessView Recording and Slides

View Winter 2016 Workshop Recordings

Workshop TitleDateFacilitator(s)
Academic Service Learning and OU InitiativesTues. Jan. 12Tanya ChristBob MaxfieldKrista MalleyView recording and slides
Digital Organization, Located in 430R Kresge LibraryWed. Jan. 13, 3-4 pmShaun Moore 
Transformative Teaching and Learning: OU-Windsor Conference ThemeWed. Jan. 20Judy AbleserView recording and slides
Enhancing Your Courses with Academic Service LearningTues. Jan. 26Tanya ChristView recording and slides
Models for Faculty MentoringThurs. Jan. 28Kathleen Moore & WISE@OUView recording and slides
Dealing with Problem Behaviors in the ClassroomWed. Feb. 3Judy AbleserView recording and slides
Working in the Cloud, Located in 430R Kresge LibraryWed. Feb. 3, 3-4 pmShaun Moore 
Emergency Preparedness and Behavior ConcernsWed. Feb. 10Chief Mark GordonView recording and slides
Organizing ReferencesLocated in 225A Kresge LibraryWed. Feb. 10, 3-4 pmJulia Rodriguez 
Helping Students Develop Reading ExpertiseTues. Feb. 16Alice HorningView recording and slides
Surviving an Active Shooter IncidentWed. Feb. 17Chief Mark GordonView recording and slides
Paperless GradingLocated in 430R Kresge LibraryWed. Feb. 17, 3-4 pmNic Bongers 
Writing a Teaching GrantTues. Mar. 1Judy Ableser View recording and slides
Managing EmailLocated in 430R Kresge LibraryWed. Mar. 2, 3-4 pmShaun Moore 
tl;dr (Too Long; Didn't Read):  Why Reading and Writing MatterWed. Mar. 23Alice HorningView recording and slides
Supporting Students with Special NeedsTues. Mar. 29Linda Sisson and DSSView recording
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in CollegeTues. Apr. 5

Janet Graetz, Linda Sisson and DSS

View recording, slides, and handouts
Work-Life Balance: Managing Your Service CommitmentsThurs. Apr. 7


View recording and handout


View Fall 2015 Workshop Recordings

Individual Workshops and Events

Workshop TitleDateFacilitator(s)
Orientation to Mentoring Support for Emerging Faculty - Faculty Development Institutes (FDI)Wed. Sept. 9Judy AbleserLearn more
Orientation to Team-Based Learning (TBL) - Faculty Development Institutes (FDI)Thurs. Sept. 10Richard Sabina & David ThomasLearn more
Orientation to Teaching with Technology for Technophobes - Faculty Development Institutes (FDI)Wed. Sept. 16Kathleen SpencerLearn more
Faculty Feedback: Providing Early Feedback to StudentsThurs. Sept. 17Krista MalleySara WebbJudy AbleserView Recording
Learning to LearnThurs. Sept. 24Judy AbleserView Recording
Achieve Your Goals Through Improved Student ReadingTues. Sept. 29Alice HorningView Recording
Supporting Students to Succeed in STEM CoursesThurs. Oct. 1WISE Group &
Anna Marie Spagnuolo
View Recording
Learning Outcomes and Constructive AlignmentWed. Oct. 7Judy AbleserView Recording
Tech Basics for Faculty: Moodle Grade Book (located in 430R Kresge Library)Mon. Oct. 12, 1-3 p.m.Nic BongersKathleen Spencer 
Tech Basics for Faculty: Google Forms (located in 430R Kresge Library)Mon. Oct 19, 1-3 p.m.Nic Bongers, Kathleen Spencer 
Teaching SquaresTues. Oct. 20Judy AbleserView Recording
Tech Basics for Faculty: Digital Organization (Part 1) (located in 430R Kresge Library)Wed. Oct 21, 1-3 p.m.Shaun Moore, Kathleen Spencer 
Authentic Assessment and RubricsWed. Oct. 21Judy AbleserView Recording
Teaching TipsTues. Oct. 27Judy AbleserDownload the Teaching Tips Book
Active Learning StrategiesWed. Oct. 28Judy AbleserView Recording
The Un-workshop: Using Teaching and Learning Books and ResourcesTues. Nov. 3Judy AbleserView Resources
Effective Lesson PlanningWed. Nov. 4Judy AbleserView Recording
Teaching Award WinnersTues. Nov. 10Tanya Christ &
Peter Markus
View Recording
Reading Across the CurriculumWed. Nov. 18Alice HorningView Recording
Balancing Teaching & Research in STEMTues. Nov. 24WISE GroupView Recording


View Summer 2015 Workshop Recordings

Individual Workshops and Events

 Workshop DateFacilitator(s) 
Using CETL Weekly Teaching Tips: Speed-Dating Style Wed, May 20 Judy Ableser 
Getting Your Research Moving in the Right Direction Thurs, May 28 Faculty Panel of 
Engaged Researchers
View Recording
Seeking Grants and Writing ProposalsThurs, June 4Alex Delavan, Linda Darga, 
Pratima Krishna
View Recording
IRB: Approval for Research with Human Subjects Thurs, June 11Becky Sandborg 


View Winter 2015 Workshop Recordings

Click titles below for more information about each workshop.

 Workshop DateFacilitator(s) 
Digital Organization Tues, Jan. 13Shaun Moore
Nic Bongers
 View Recording
P4Research Support Group: Orientation Fri, Jan. 16Judy Ableser To learn more,
contact Judy Ableser.
Digital Instructional ToolkitTues, Jan. 20Amanda Nichols HessView Recording 
Instructional Fair (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm) Oakland Room in the Oakland Center Wed, Jan. 21Multiple presenters See handouts.
Online Collaboration Tues, Jan. 27Christina Moore View Recording
Leading Change in Teaching and Learning: OU-Univ. of Windsor Conference Theme PreviewWed, Jan. 28 Erika Kustra View Recording
Classroom Instructional TechnologiesTues, Feb. 3Adam Gordon Rusty Pidsosny  View Recording
Writing a Teaching Grant Mon, Feb. 9Judy AbleserView Recording
Working with STEM Teaching Assistants Wed, Feb. 18Kathy Moore
 View Recording
Harassment & Discrimination on Campus Wed, Mar. 4Joi CunninghamCANCELED
Dealing with Behavior Problems in the Classroom Wed, Mar. 11Judy AbleserView Recording
Facilitating Learning Communities Thurs, Mar. 12Judy Ableser
L. C. Reps
View Recording
Emergency Preparedness &  Reporting Behavior Concerns Wed. Mar. 18 Chief Mark Gordon
Nancy Schimitz
View Recording
The Active Shooter on Campus Wed, Mar. 25 Chief Mark GordonView Recording
STEM Best Practices in Scientific Writing Tues, Mar. 31 WISE@OU View Recording
Writing Effective Recommendations for Students and Faculty Wed, Apr. 1Christina GrabowskiView Recording
Adapting MOOC Best Practices Into Your CourseFri, Apr. 3Greg AllarView Recording
Providing Effective Feedback to Students & Faculty Thurs, Apr. 9 Richard SabinaView Recording


View Fall 2014 Workshop Recordings

Click titles below for more information about each workshop.

 Workshop Date Facilitator(s) 
FDI – Orientation – Mentoring for Emerging Faculty
Tues. Sept. 9
Judy Ableser
View the Recording
FDI – Orientation – High Impact PracticesWed. Sept. 10Byungwon WooView the Recording
Gen X+: How do Generational Differences Impact Effective Teaching and LearningWed. Sept. 17
Mary Dereski 
Graduate Student Forum: Orientation to Series on Teaching as a Grad Student and Future Faculty


Graduate Student Year Long Teaching Series

Thurs. Sept. 18


Dates to be

Judy Ableser,
Byungwon Woo


Judy Ableser,
Byungwon Woo

View the Recording


Sharing Your Teaching Strategies Speed Dating Style
Wed. Oct. 1
Judy Ableser 
Partnering with Student Support ServicesTues. Oct. 7
Nancy Schmitz &
Student Support
Services Panel
View the Recording
Connecting Outcomes, Instruction and Assessment - Constructive Alignment
Tues. Oct. 21
Judy Ableser
View the Recording
General Education - Why, What and How
Wed. Oct. 29Susan AwbreyView the Recording
Engaging STEM Students in the Classroom: Practical Tips for TeachingThurs. Oct. 30Laila Guessous,
Kathy Moore, 
Leanne DeVreugd

View the Recording
Scholarship of Teaching and LearningWed. Nov. 5Dana DriscollView the Recording
2014 Teaching Excellence Award Winners
Wed. Nov. 12Dana Driscoll,
Vanessa Stauffer 

View the Recording
New York Times in the ClassroomThurs. Nov. 20Mike MooneyView the Recording
Public Speaking for College TeachingTues. Nov. 25Beth TalbertView the Recording
Supervising Students Effectively in  STEM Research  Wed. Dec. 3Laila GuessousRegister
Authentic Assignment/Assessments and RubricsTues. Dec. 9
Judy Ableser

View Summer 2014 Workshop Recordings
 Workshop Date Facilitator(s) 
Empowering Students to Learn:  Eighth Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning
 May 14-15 
all day
 CETL and 
U of Windsor
View the Recordings and Resources
Developing an Effective Syllabus Thurs, May 22 Judy AbleserView the Recording
Best Practices in Teaching Online Wed, May 28
John Coughlin
Shaun Moore
Nic Bongers
View the Recording
Learning to Learn Strategies for Advisers and First-Year Instructors:
Supporting Freshmen and Struggling Students
 Wed, June 4 Judy AbleserView the Recording
The Active Shooter on Campus Thurs, June 11 Chief Mark GordonView the Recording
Learning to Learn Strategies - For Ambassadors and Bridge InstructorsMon, June 16Judy AbleserView the Recording
e-Cornucopia Conference
 Fri, June 12
all day
 e-Learning and 
Instructional Support
 View Conference Resources


View Winter 2014 Workshop Recordings
Click workshop titles below to see each workshop's flyer.   
 Empowering Students to LearnMon. Jan. 13Judith Ableser View the Recording
Lessons Learned from the ENGAGE PROGRAM: Time-Effective Tips
to Improve Faculty-Student Interactions
Thur. Jan. 23Laila Guessous View the Recording
 Active Learning in the Large ClassroomWed. Jan. 29Eileen Johnson View the Recording
 Mini-Lilly - Take 2  (12:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
Choose from five 50-minute sessions.
Thur. Jan. 305 Presentations 
Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations to Facilitate Student LearningTue. Feb. 4Dana Driscoll View the Recording
 Student Voice - Learning From Our StudentsTue. Feb. 11 Student
 View the Recording
 Online Learning and MOOCs: Understanding the New NormalThur. Feb. 13Barbara Oakley View the Recording
 Mentoring Undergraduates/Graduate Students in STEM ResearchTue. Feb. 18Laila Guessous View the Recording
Transfer of Learning: Building Bridges Between Real World & Classroom EnvironmentsPOSTPONED
Date TBD
Dana Driscoll 
  Writing an Innovations in Teaching Grant Thur. Mar. 6 Judith Ableser View the Recording
 International Graduate Students Forum
5:00-6:30 p.m. (Dinner provided.)
 Tues. Mar. 11 Judith Ableser 
 Effective Lesson PlanningMon. Mar. 17Judith Ableser 
 Power and Gender in the ClassroomThur. Mar. 20Kellie Hay &
Karen Miller
Instructional Fair *The Instructional Fair will now be a part of the Teaching & Learning Conference (May 14)The Instructional Fair will now be a part of the Teaching and Learning Conference (May 14). Register for the conference.
 Instructional Video Editing Workshop: Camtasia Training for Faculty
Located in e-Learning and Instructional Support, 430 Kresge Library
 Thur. Mar 27 TechSmith 
Beginner Workshop9 a.m.-12 p.m. 
Advanced Workshop1p.m.-4 p.m.Register for e-LIS workshops, including Camtasia
 Balancing Academic Careers and Life DemandsMon. April 7 Laila Guessous View the Recording
 Faculty Development Institute UpdateThur. April 17Judith Ableser 
 Informal Conversation with David & Kristin Finch: College Life with AspergersThur. April 24David & Kristin


View Fall 2013 Workshop Recordings
FDI - Orientation - Using Technology for Effective TeachingMon. Sept. 9Chris KobusView the Recording
FDI - Orientation - Scholarship of Teaching and LearningTue.Sept.10     Dana DriscollView the Recording
FDI - Orientation - Mentoring for Emerging FacultyMon. Sept. 16Judy AbleserView the Recording
 Less Teaching = More LearningTue. Sept. 24Judy AbleserView the Recording
 Avoiding PlagiarismMon. Sept. 30Sherry Wynn-PerdueView the Recording
 Who Are Our Students & How Do They LearnThurs. Oct. 3Judy AbleserView the Recording
 STEM - Mentoring in the Stem FieldsWed. Oct. 9 Laila GuessousView the Recording
 Constructive AlignmentTue. Oct. 15Judy AbleserView the Recording
 Student Success: High Impact PracticesWed. Oct. 23Judy AbleserView the Recording
I Thought I Was Here To Teach: No One Told Me I Would Be Dealing With Problem BehaviorsMon. Nov. 4Judy AbleserView the Recording
Transitioning From Graduate Student to Faculty
Tue. Nov. 5 Judy AbleserView the Recording
Authentic Assessment, Rubrics and GradingThurs. Nov. 7 Judy AbleserView the Recording
Learning Community Update & How to Create an LCThurs. Nov. 14Judy AbleserView the Recording
Teaching Excellence WinnersMon. Nov. 18Barb Oakley & Mark DomanView the Recording
 Active Shooter on CampusWed. Nov. 20Mark GordonView the Recording
 Creating an Effective SyllabusThurs. Nov. 21Judy AbleserView Our Syllabus Resources
Balancing Teaching and Research in STEMMon. Nov. 25Laila GuessousView the Recording
Moodle for Non-Moodle UsersThurs. Dec. 5Shaun MooreView the Recording