Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning


April Forum 2017

April 7th, 2017 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Keynote Presentation

Scales of Difference: Practicing Story-ing each other

Ananya Chatterjea

(Scholar & Professor of Dance, U of M)

Coffee Hour: 8:30 - 9:00 am

Keynote Presentation: 9:00 - 10:45 am

Location: Atwood Ballroom

(No RSVP's needed!)



Ananya leading a community workshop

Recent events have reminded us of our collective failure to understand our intersectionality and the complexity of our identities and allegiances. As we re-dedicate ourselves to building communities through our work with students, how might creative processes allow us to indicate the many ways in which our lives resonate with each other? How might the drawing out of different stories create layered understanding of shared human experience?

In this session, Dr. Chatterjea will work with poetic text and metaphoric movement to remind us of the implication of the global in the local and our inevitable interdependence”.  A brief dance theater performance, participants working in small and large groups, and shared dialogue will be the key features of this session. The interactive exercises will work with the concept of "story-ing", creating and sharing stories in response to prompts.”

Everyone is welcome to attend!



(No RSVP's needed!)

Time: 11:00 - 12:30 pm

Location: Atwood Glacier

The Unconference is a forum for faculty and staff to share and showcase the work they have done or to seek feedback on what they are planning for next year.

Presenter Information:

1. Congestion at the Intersections: Getting Beyond Bureaus, Buckets, Silos, Disciplines, and other Containers

-Geoffrey Tabakin

2. Planning for “Think Creatively and Critically”

-Kristian Twombly

3. Documenting Minnesota’s Slaves: An Interactive Database on Minnesota History for Students

-Christopher Lehman

4. East Meets West- Integrative Therapies for a Multicultural World

-Mary Leyk, Sue Warner, Kathy Koepke

5. Elements of a Culturally Competent Prevention Program

-Jennifer Matzke

6. Promises and Pitfalls of Diversity Education

-Addah Mutua

7. Identity development—what is it, and what do we know about it? Can you define all the different types?

-Rachel Wexelbaum

8. Campus Collaboration to Serve the Campus and Business Community

-Tammy Anhalt-Warner

9. Transfer Pathways for Sociology Majors from China Women's University

-Jiping Zuo, Stephen Philion



Student Learning: Online Courses

Professor Robin Ewing, SCSU

Time: 1:15-2:15 pm

Location: Atwood Glacier


Following the January Workshops webinar on Anti-Racist pedagogy in synchronous online learning, this session will focus on creating community in asynchronous online courses. In particular we will discuss adapting classroom-based activities to online platforms, reflective activities, and discussions. Through collaborative dialogue and problem solving, participants will learn strategies to enhance student learning to Engage as members of a diverse and multicultural world, and Think Creatively and Critically.

To RSVP for this session, please click here and write the name of this session in the body of the email.

New Faculty Conversations

Time: 2:30-3:30 pm

Location: Atwood Glacier


Active and engaging technology enhanced session on what faculty who have been hired over the last 3 years would like to share with us about their experiences and learning and what we can learn from them.

To RSVP for this session, please click here and write the name of this session in the body of the email.




April 1st Workshop 2016

Provost Session: Re-imagining the First Year

Academic Affairs Assembly PowerPoint

2016 Academic Affairs Assembly Video Recording

2016 Opening Address Video Recording



Universal Design for Learning

Log In Document

Create Mission & Vision Statement

Create Goals, Objectives or Outcomes

Entering Outcomes

Growing Intelligence
D2L Brightspace
Husky First Four
Is It Time for Turnitin?
Do I Belong Here?


Article PDF

NY Times Magazine website

Direct Declare
First Year Seminar