We run a variety of programs including communities of practice, reading groups, the new faculty experience, reflective teaching initiatives, and more.
These gatherings provide an opportunity for faculty to discuss teaching and learning with their colleagues in a small and relatively informal setting. Lunch n’ Learns meet periodically throughout the academic year and are dedicated to exploring a specific dimension or element of teaching and learning.
Would you like to suggest a topic or apply to facilitate a Talking Teaching session this spring?
What does the facilitator do:Facilitators give a brief introduction to a pedagogical concept or topic that is chosen in advance. The facilitator does not need to give a long presentation or host a Q and A. Rather, the facilitator should spend 5-15 minutes providing a concise summary of their thinking on the topic they have chosen, and enough context and good questions to start and sustain a conversation.
Who can apply: Anyone with experience teaching can apply! Proposals for November 2023 sessions accepted through Sept. 30, 2023. Proposals for spring of 2024 accepted on rolling basis until January 15, 2024
This community of practice is for all first-year new CSB/SJU faculty members. In addition to the two-day orientation in August, this group provides opportunities for new faculty members to reflect on and discussion teaching and learning at CSB+SJU.
Communities of practice are small cohorts of faculty sharing similar interests who meet multiple times throughout the semester to collaborate, share resources, learn a new skill or gain other expertise, network, and more.
This community of practice will explore practical, evidence-based strategies to support all students in the classroom through a discussion and exploration of The Norton Guide to Equity-Minded Teachingby Isis Artze-Vega, Flower Darby, Bryan Dewsbury, and Mays Imad (2023). Participants will receive a copy of this book.
Throughout the semester we will explore teaching in the age of AI. Depending on the interests of the group, possible topics include pedagogical strategies, benefits, pitfalls, and ethical considerations of using these tools in our classroom, assignment design, and so on.
The CTL Faculty Fellows Program has two primary purposes: 1.) to increase the capacity of CTL to carry out existing and expanded activities (e.g., teaching observations and consultations) and 2.) to provide Fellows with professional development and leadership opportunities at the intersection of their interests/expertise and the CTL’s strategic priorities. Faculty fellows typically serve for 1-2 semesters, and in the past fellows have received either a stipend or a course/one-sixth reassignment per semester.