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The Center for the Advancement of Teaching aims to advance passionate, reflective, and evidence-informed teaching. We contribute to Wake Forest’s distinctive mission by encouraging the development of teacher-student relationships that prepare all students to live examined, purposeful lives.

Upcoming Events

  • February 26, 2024 | 3:30pm
    We know that transformative learning is most likely to occur when students are actively engaged. In this workshop, offered on two different dates in two different modalities, participants will learn strategies to minimize the risk of AI-facilitated disengagement while exploring the potential of AI to deepen and extend current levels …
  • February 28, 2024 | 12:00pm
    Z. Smith Reynolds Library
    We know that transformative learning is most likely to occur when students are actively engaged. In this workshop, offered on two different dates in two different modalities, participants will learn strategies to minimize the risk of AI-facilitated disengagement while exploring the potential of AI to deepen and extend current levels …
  • February 29, 2024 | 3:30pm
    Z. Smith Reynolds Library
    In Minding Bodies, Susan Hrach uses new research on the body to help instructors improve their students’ knowledge and skills through physical movement, attention to the spatial environment, and sensitivity to humans as more than “brains on sticks”. Let’s meet and talk about how we …
All CAT Events

Teaching @WFU: A CAT Blog

  • Exploring Title IX: Reporting, Investigations, and Trust
    Guest post by Aishah Casseus, J.D. | Executive Director & Title IX Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity Hello, I am Aishah Casseus, Executive Director of OIE & Title IX Coordinator. I have worked in Title IX for over seven years. In my experience, one of the biggest challenges campuses face as […]
  • Syllabus Week in the Age of AI: Part I
    For teaching centers, the weeks before the start of the fall semester are the most wonderful time of the year. We welcome new faculty into our community of teacher-scholars, and faculty of all ranks begin to reach out as they design their syllabi and reflect on changes they […]
  • Sharing Teaching Materials from Canvas
    If you’re like me, you’ve put a great deal of time and energy into your Canvas course pages. From building the modules and creating assignments to providing feedback, sending announcements, and making updates to the course schedule, a great deal of our teaching is visible here. When I sign into […]
Just dropped! 📣 new blog post by guest writer Aishah Casseus, Executive Director of OIE & Title IX Coordinator. 

This is a quick read, with a link to a series of informational video interviews featuring conversations exploring Title IX with Aishah and CAT Executive Director @betsybarre. 

Read the blog post with this link: https://cat.wfu.edu/2024/02/exploring-title-ix-reporting-investigations-and-trust/ 

Or go straight to the video series here: https://vimeo.com/showcase/9670899
We can't believe we've got another semester almost in the books! 📚 Before we take time to reflect and recharge over the winter holidays, please consider sending a note of thanks to a colleague to let them know they are making a difference! 

Your note will be sent to the colleague you are thanking at the end of the semester. Please submit your notes of gratitude by December 17. 🖤 💛 ✉️ 

https://tinyurl.com/thankacolleague
Join us this afternoon from 3:30 - 5:00 pm for a special Zoom webinar hosted by our Director of Research, Dr. Karen Singer-Freeman! 

Karen will explain everything you need to know about the grant funding we offer for projects related to improvements in teaching, as well as answer your questions and provide guidance for your submissions. 

Register at https://tinyurl.com/catgrants to receive the Zoom link. See you there!
Last call for applications! 📣 

We would like to invite faculty from all schools to join the new 2023-2024 Inclusive Teaching Faculty Learning Community. Participants will examine their current classes and plan pedagogical changes that will support equitable outcomes in the spring. Applications are due by end of day today! 

Visit https://cat.wfu.edu/flc to learn more and apply 🎩
Reminder! If you haven't already registered, please consider joining us for the "Substance Use Among Students" workshop this Wednesday 9/20 in ZSR Classroom 665 from 3:30 - 4:45 pm w/ guest facilitators Peter Rives, George Stoupas, Sharon Woodard, and Abbie Wrights. 

Substance use among college students is associated with many negative outcomes including academic performance and mental health concerns. This interactive session will give you a glimpse into student substance abuse on the WFU campus.

Register at go.wfu.edu/catworkshop

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