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919 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506


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News & Upcoming Events

The Teaching and Learning Center is starting a new era. Don Saucier has been hired as the associate director, and Sara Kearns has joined the staff as the coordinator for the Faculty Exchange for Teaching Excellence. Along with Tamara Bauer as the coordinator for the New Faculty Institute and Jennifer Anthony as the coordinator for the Peer Review of Teaching, we have an excellent staff. We are all excited to launch a new year of priorities, events, and resources to advance teaching and learning at K-State!

Fall 2019 Events

• August

1. Professional Development Series – "The Teaching Persona"
Presented by Don Saucier (Associate Director of the Teaching & Learning Center)
Friday, August 30th from 3:30-4:30pm in CBA 4061

NOTE: This Event has been moved to CBA 1070 

 “Teaching Persona” (Don Saucier; click HERE to view promotional video)                                                                                                              

 Register HERE                                                                                                                                                                             

• September

1. Need to Know Series – “Baking Accessibility into Your Course”

Presented by Laura Widenor, Deborah Goins, Trina McCarty, and Kaitlyn Cherry)
Wednesday, September 11th from 1:30-2:30pm in Justin Hall Room 109

 “Baking Accessibility into Your Course” (Laura Widenor; click HERE to view promotional video)

Register HERE

2. Professional Development Series – What is CliftonStrengths for students?
Presented by Mike Finnegan (Staley School of Leadership Studies)
Monday, September 16th from 3:30-4:30pm in CBA 4061   

“What is CliftonStrengths for Students?” (Mike Finnegan; click HERE to view promotional video)                                                                                                            

 Register HERE                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

3. Professional Development Series – Experiential Learning in the Classroom
Presented by Doug Walker (Department of Marketing)
Friday, September 20th from 10:00-11:00am in CBA 4061     

"Experiential Learning in the Classroom" (Doug Walker; click HERE to view promotional video)                                                                                                                                                    

Register HERE

4. New Faculty Institute – Time with Provost Charles Taber
Tuesday, September 24th from 11:30am-1:00pm in Cottownwood Room in the K State Student Union                                                                                                       

Register HERE

A catered lunch from the Friendship House will be provided

• October

1. Professional Development Series – The K-State Family: How We Follow Through on the Promise of Support
Presented by Andy Thompson (Office of Student Life)
Wednesday, October 2nd from 11:00am-12:00pm in CBA 4061                                                                                                                                                  Register HERE

Click HERE to view promotional video

2. Professional Development Series – How to Teach Multidisciplinary Content Through Historical Narratives
Presented by Justin Kastner (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology)
Thursday, October 10th from 3:00-4:00pm in CBA 4061                                                                                                                                                      Register HERE


3. New Faculty Institute – What do K-State students need from faculty?
Wednesday, October 16th from 8:15-9:30am in Room 201 in the Leadership Studies Building                                                                                                               

Register HERE

Begin your day by joining us for coffee and breakfast, catered by Coco Bolos.

4. Professional Development Series – Engaging Students with Experiential Teaching Tools for the Humanities
Presented by Heather McCrea (History)
Wednesday, October 16th from 12:00-1:00pm in CBA 4061                                                                                                                                                 Register HERE

5. Need to Know Series – Remembering our Histories and Building Relationships Across Human Difference
Presented by Debra Bolton (Director of Intercultural Learning and Academic Success) & LaVerne Bitsie-Baldwin (Director of Multicultural Engineering Program)
Wednesday, October 23, from 2:00-3:00pm in 109 Justin Hall                                                                                                                                                  Register HERE 

• November

1. New Faculty Institute – What do the best college teachers do?
Friday, November 1st from 2:30-4:00pm in Room 126 in the Leadership Studies Building                                                                                                               

Register HERE

Join us for Call Hall ice cream and interactive round-table sessions. You will have the option to select three of four sessions focused on engaged teaching practices. These sessions will be facilitated by excellent teaching faculty at KState.

2. Need to Know Series – Engaging and Supporting First-Generation Students
Presented by Greg Eiselein (Director of K-State First), Kiley Moody (Scholar Services), & Rebeca Paz (Office of First-Generation Students)
Monday, November 4th from 1:30-2:30pm in Justin 109 

Register HERE

3. Professional Development Series – Bringing Energy and Enthusiasm to the Classroom
Presented by David Grieger (Animal Sciences)
Wednesday, November 6th from 10:00-11:00am in CBA 4061                                                                                                                                                Register HERE

4. Professional Development Series – Teaching in an Online Environment
Presented by Laura Widenor (Global Campus)
Tuesday, November 12th from 3:30-4:30pm in CBA 4061                                                                                                                                                        Register HERE

5. Need to Know Series – Effective Pedagogy and Student Anxiety
Presented by Karin Goldberg (Geology), Don Kurtz (Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work), Michele Janette (English), & Kodee Walls (Counseling Services)
Monday, November 18th from 3:30-4:30pm in CBA 1092

Register HERE

Spring 2020 Events

• January

1. Need to Know Series – Dealing with Student Issues and Concerns
Presented by Jason Maseberg Tomlinson (Director of the Student Access Center),
Heather Reed (Director of Student Life), & Camilla Roberts (Director, Honor and
Integrity System)
Exact Date TBD

2. Professional Development Series – Bring Your “A” Game: Leveling Up Class Discussion
Presented by Traci Brimhall (English)
January 23rd from 2:00-3:00pm in CBA 4061

• February

1. Professional Development Series – The Point of PowerPoint is to Use All of Its Power
Presented by Mick Charney (Architecture)
Exact Date TBD

2. Professional Development Series – Equitable Practices
Presented by Ellie Sayre (Physics)
Exact Date TBD

3. Faculty Exchange in Teaching Excellence (FETE) – Spring 2020 Teaching Workshop
More information coming soon!
Exact Date TBD

4. Need to Know Series – Assessing Undergraduate Learning Outcomes (Critical Thinking,
Communication, Diversity)
Presented by Fred Burrack (Director of the Office of Assessment)
Exact Date TBD

• March

More information coming soon!
Tuesday, March 3rd

2. Professional Development Series – Teaching Practices in STEM Courses & Labs: A Panel
Discussion with Experienced Faculty
More information coming soon!
Exact Date TBD

3. Professional Development Series – Enhancing Critical Thinking in the Classroom
Presented by Pat Ackerman (Communications, Humanities, & Social Sciences)
Exact Date TBD

4. Need to Know Series – Overcoming Barriers to Student Success
Presented by Stephanie Bannister (Assistant Vice Provost of Student Success), RJ
Youngblood (Academic Achievement Center), & Brian Lindshield (Food, Nutrition,
Dietetics, and Health)
Exact Date TBD

• April

1. Professional Development Series – The Embodied Student
Presented by Sally Bailey (School of Music, Theatre, and Dance)
Exact Date TBD

2. Professional Development Series – Teaching: One Size Does Not Fit All
GTA Panel Discussion
Exact Date TBD

• May

1. Professional Development Series – GTA Certificate of Completion Ceremony
More information coming soon!
Exact Date TBD