TLC Bi-Weekly Newsletter for Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Good morning, K-State!

We are six weeks into the Spring 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 at the TLC are excited to announce the various priorities, events, and resources that are designed to advance teaching and learning at K-State!

Click HERE to see what the TLC can do for you!

TLC Highlighted Teacher

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Our TLC Highlighted Teacher this week is Kathy Brockway. Kathy J. Brockway, CPA (inactive), is a professor in the Department of Integrated Studies. Prior to joining the faculty, Kathy gained valuable professional experience in public, private, and not-for-profit accounting. She is also a nationally known speaker and corporate trainer recognized for creating and delivering personalized, engaging, and interactive business acumen workshops to organizations, including Fortune 50 companies. She lives in Salina, Kansas with her husband, Troy, who is a professor in the KSU Department of Aviation, her 13-year old son, Aidan, and her spirited beagle, Lillian. She loves the gym, college basketball, and travel.

Click here to watch a video of Kathy Brockway discussing her teaching.

Programs & Events

To show our support for K-State instructors, we have designed a professional development series for the Spring 2021 semester that will help you get ready before the semester starts, power through, and finish strong in May! The theme for our professional development series this year is “Caring, Connections, and Community.” In our 25 events this academic year, 452 people have synchronously attended our events and over 480 people have participated asynchronously! More specifically, in our nine events in 2021 thus far, 171 people have synchronously attended our events and 128 people have participated asynchronously. See our Professional Development Series page for more information (e.g., types of events, the post-event survey link, the TLC Professional Development Certificate, how to become a TLC Fellow). Be sure to check out our Events page for upcoming events and/or our Archived Events and Canvas pages for recordings of past events.

Upcoming Professional Development Events in the Next Two Weeks

All events will occur at 12 noon via Zoom: We hope to see you there!

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On Wednesday, March 3rd (TOMORROW!), Colby Moorberg will present his event entitled, “Course Readings and Information Source Credibility: Increasing Student Familiarity with University Extension and Government Publications”.

On Wednesday, March 10th, Ellie Sayre will present on undergraduate mentoring. We hope to see you there!

Be On the Lookout!

SPOTLIGHT will be Monday, October 25th, and we will start releasing promotional videos this semester for the speakers. Stay tuned!

We are creating a new video series called “Teachers Telling Stories”. We are looking for short videos on a story you tell in class to emphasize a particular point or a story that has a teaching lesson. Ideally, these stories are funny and/or have a feel-good message. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact us!

Engage the Sage

On Don Saucier’s YouTube channel, Engage the Sage, he releases videos targeted toward instructors. The following videos are particularly relevant as we approach the new semester:

Empathetic Course Structure & Policies

An Empathetic Zoom Approach

Empathetic Syllabus Statements

The Empathetic Course Design Perspective

Taking Care of the Sage

Excellent Email Etiquette for Students and Instructors (this one is great to have your students watch!)

Three-Minute Thursday Tips

Global Campus is releasing quick tips via K-State Today on Thursdays. Thus far, they have released tips on course navigation, creating a course welcome, and using groups in Canvas. Be on the lookout for these informative tips every week! For a full archive of these tips, click here for a YouTube playlist.

Follow Us on Social Media!

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel! Please use the hashtag #ITeachAtKState when you post about your teaching, mentoring, and advising activities!

Please email us ( if you would like access to our TLC Professional Development Series Canvas page!

We look forward to this exciting semester as we advance K-State’s teaching and learning mission, as always, with energy and optimism! We are proud to say, “I teach at K-State!”



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Brian Niehoff Don Saucier

Director, Teaching & Learning Center Associate Director, Teaching & Learning Center