TLC Bi-Weekly Newsletter for Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Good morning, K-State!

We are fourteen weeks into the Fall 2021 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.

Programs & Events

The theme for our Professional Development Series this year is “Mindful Returns.”

Events will occur on Wednesdays at 12 noon via Zoom: We hope to see you there.

  • On Wednesday, December 1st (TOMORROW), Fred Burrack will lead an event entitled, “Assessment at K-State.”


  • On Wednesday, December 8th, we will have our final Teaching CHAT of the Fall semester. We welcome ALL attendees – including those who have questions and those who prefer listening. We hope you will join us!
  • On Thursday, December 9th, a FREE webinar feautring Dr. Camilla Roberts will be hosted from 3:00-3:55PM (US CT). During this time, Dr. Roberts will be discussing topics regarding academic integrity, where you are welcome to ask questions. You can register for this event by clicking here.

Engage the Sage Videos to Support Excellent Teaching

As you progress into the final few weeks of the Fall 2021 semester, we would like to remind you of several video resources as part of Dr. Don Saucier’s YouTube channel, Engage the Sage:

  • The end of the semester is approaching! This is a chaotic time and often creates a lot of stress for us and our students. Our “Managing End of Semester Chaos” video provides simple ways you can manage this chaos to end the semester on a high note.

  • Teaching evaluations can help us to optimize our teaching practice, but reading negative evaluations can be discouraging. Our “Evaluating Teaching Evaluations” video discusses ways to think about teaching evaluations and shows how you can describe them to your students to increase the amount of feedback you receive.

  • After you have received your teaching evaluations, it's time to reflect on what your students had to say about your classes. Our “Learning From Your Evaluations” video discusses how you can use these evaluations to optimize future classes. We also discuss how you should think about the feedback you receive from students.

Social Media

To stay in touch with new resources and events, like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram and 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.


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Tanya González Don Saucier

Interim Director of the TLC Associate Director of the TLC