TLC Bi-Weekly Newsletter for Tuesday, April 5th, 2022
Good morning, K-State!
We are now eleven weeks into the Spring 2022 semester, and the Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) would like to remind you of our commitment to support your efforts in teaching, mentoring, and advising. We are excited to announce the various priorities, events, and resources that are designed to advance teaching and learning at K-State. This video explains what the TLC can do for you.
TLC Highlighted Teacher
Our highlighted teacher this week is Doris Wright Carroll, who is an associate professor in Special Education, Counseling and Student Affairs. She is a recognized graduate teaching expert in counselor education, multicultural competency, distance education and academic advising. Her teaching philosophy has evolved from her clinical work, and encourages student engagement, cultural humility and multicultural cultural practice. Dr. Carroll’s teaching highlights the importance of peer-to-peer engagement using small learning groups led by a student leader. Collaborative, creative team projects are the outcome of these learning groups, and several have been showcased in education and advising professional meetings and conferences.
First Annual Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) Showcase
Our first Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Showcase is Monday, May 9th in Hale Library, Room 181. The goal of this showcase is for K-Staters to share ideas and/or research pertaining to teaching and learning. Poster and oral presentation options are available. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this Qualtrics survey by the end of the day April 11th: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_37VjbD8GCGTtAV0
Programs & Events
The theme for our Professional Development Series this year is “Mindful Returns.” The events in our PD Series are free and no registration is required. Events occur on Wednesdays at 12 noon via Zoom: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/91689499348. We hope to see you there.
- On Wednesday, April 6th (TOMORROW), Angie Brunk will lead a professional development event entitled, “Accessible Teaching from the Perspective of an Instructor with a Disability.” Click here to see the promotional video for this event.
- On Wednesday, April 13th, Trevor Bell will lead a professional development on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We hope to see you there!
Engage the Sage Videos to Support Excellent Teaching
As we begin the Spring 2022 semester, we would like to remind you of several video resources as part of Dr. Don Saucier’s YouTube channel, Engage the Sage:
- Our most recent video, “Creating Sound Bites for Your Teaching”, offers tips for how to phrase key class concepts as understandable and memorable sound bites for your students.
- We also think there are a lot of benefits to going to class early, including getting set up as well as managing both your excitement and pre-class jitters. Check out our “Five Reasons to Go to Class Early” video for more information.
- Empathy is an important part of teaching and learning. Don’s “Empathetic Course Design Perspective” provides practical advice on how you can infuse empathy into your “Syllabus Statements”, “Zoom Approach”, “Course Structure and Policies”, and “Assignments & Assessments”.
To stay in touch with new resources and events, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. To let us know how your semester is going, please use the hashtag #ITeachAtKState when you post about your teaching, mentoring, and advising activities.
Thank you for all you do for your colleagues and our students. And thank you for advancing K-State’s teaching and learning mission with energy and optimism. We look forward to partnering with you this academic year.
Tanya González Don Saucier
Interim Director of the TLC Associate Director of the TLC