PEER Workshop Call for Proposals
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT) is pleased to announce a call for 75-minute interactive PEER workshop proposals. Many of our workshops are presented by WFU faculty. We refer to these as “From the Forest” PEER Workshops. These workshops enable WFU faculty to share their Practices, Expertise, Experiences, and Research (PEER) in the classroom with colleagues across the university. We see this as an opportunity to support various members of our teaching community and for instructors to share ideas and connect with one another.
Workshop topics might include, but are not limited to:
- Inclusive teaching and course design
- Strategies that foster student success
- Specific teaching issues/strategies (e.g., teaching writing/languages, reacting to the past, case studies, collaborative learning, group projects, POGIL, etc).
- Creative/innovative assessment ideas
- Course design
- Scholarship of teaching and learning projects and/or results
We welcome and encourage proposals from all types of instructors within all of the departments/schools/colleges across the university. Facilitators will receive one teaching-related book of their choice and be recognized on our website and in our newsletter.
Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Teaching Essentials Workshops
This workshop series is designed to provide faculty with opportunities to build or refresh their teaching foundations. The topics focus on essentials for teaching as well as common needs and challenges in the classroom. These workshops strive to turn educational jargon into meaningful teaching practices; provide accessible and practical tools and strategies; and support professional growth and reflection. Each workshop in this series is designed and led by a Center for the Advancement of Teaching team member. We offer 4-6 of these workshops each semester, but can also deliver them by-request for groups or departments.
- Active Learning: Why and How to Incorporate Active Learning into Your Classroom
- Concept Maps as Teaching, Writing and Productivity Tools
- Dealing with Challenging Students
- Finishing with a Flourish: Activities to Spark Connection and Reflection on the Last Days of Class
- Getting Over the Mid Semester Slump and Re-energizing Your Course
- Grading with Rubrics
- First Days
- How to Do Class Discussion the Right Way
- Inclusive Teaching: Creating a Climate for Learning
- Interactive Lecturer
- Learning and Learner-Centered Teaching
- Small Teaching: Small Strategies = Big Impacts on Student Learning
- Syllabus Design
- Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement
- Writing Effective Learning Objectives