The Center for Instructional Excellence supports student learning by encouraging faculty-driven initiatives, promoting development of faculty knowledge, and recognizing the achievement of excellence.
Links to conferences that faculty have attended in the past. View Conference reviews.
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM | 110 Founders Hall | Lunch provided | RSVP to Rita Kucera, firstname.lastname@example.org
OCT 2: What is an Education?
NOV 6: Learning Outcomes
DEC 4: Faculty Learning Communities – Proposal Form
FEB 5: Grit or Quit?
MAR 4: Mindfullness
APR 8: Best Practices
20 Minute Mentor Coffee Club
10:00 AM | Coffee Provided | No RSVP Necessary
Place the following dates on your calendar and join CIE to view and discuss a segment as a group. View any of the 20 Minute Mentor videos on your own at any time with a login. Contact Kristen Salathiel (email@example.com) or Mark DeLonge (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information on how to set up your account.
SEPT 18 (O 202): How Can Google Docs Help Foster Productive Collaboration?
OCT 16 (O 202): How Can I Help Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills?
NOV 20 (O 202): How Can I Effectively Use Class Preparation Assignments?
JAN 22 (HS 101): How Do I Stay Calm When Students Push My Buttons?
FEB 19 (HS 101): How to Make Stress Your Friend.
MAR 18 (HS 101):
APR 22 (HS 101):
On-Campus Professional Development Days
AUG 21, 8:30 AM
New Faculty Institute, Fall session – Beckett Bldg – CIE hosted training for all new regular and adjunct faculty.
AUG 24, 1:00 PM Hagerty Center (following Opening Conference and the general faculty meeting)
Join CIE for a Learning Outcomes Workshop.
OCT 20, 8:00 AM through early- to mid-afternoon
Our ninth-annual NMC Fall Conference – plenary session, four sets of six concurrent professional development breakout sessions, and one networking session. Lunch provided.
CIE Reading Group
Each year the CIE Board selects a book which has connections to the classroom, but that also has ties to our personal and professional acumen. The book for the 2015-2016 will be How We Learn.
In the tradition of The Power of Habit and Thinking, Fast and Slow, comes a practical, playful, and endlessly fascinating guide to what we really know about learning and memory today – and how we can apply it to our own lives.
From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. We’re told that learning is all self-discipline, that we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music and maintain a strict ritual if we want to ace that test, memorize that presentation or nail that piano recital.
Faculty can get a copy of the book – free of charge. Please contact Rita Kucera (email@example.com) to request a copy. The book will be discussed during a session of the October Professional Development Day in the fall.
CIE Resource Library
CIE maintains a section of books and resources within the Osterlin Library for faculty use. Browse the the titles online.