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2021-2022 CfT Event Resources


Teaching Talks

Conversation spaces to discuss ‘knotty problems’ in our classrooms. Campus partners will join us periodically to share information and support. Teaching Talks are not recorded, but session summaries highlighting research and ideas will be provided after the session.

  • Student Voices: Challenges to Academic Integrity and the Honor System with the Honor Council and fellow students, moderated by Dr. David Rettinger  (January 25, 2022)
  • Understanding Student ODR Accommodations with Jessica Machado, Director-Office of Disability Resources  (January 26, 2022)


No Time to Read Book Club: The Spark of Learning

This semester, we are discussing The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion by Sarah Rose Cavanagh. Meet-ups are monthly with two different days to attend–meet once or join us twice! Join the conversation at any time–you don’t need to do the reading to belong to this book club!

February meet-up (Summary Sheet)
March Meet-up
April Meet-up
May Meet-up


One Hour, One Idea Workshops

One hour sessions focused on teaching strategies you can use NOW to support student learning. This spring, we will focus on supporting student metacognition and knowing ‘how’ to learn by playing with strategies shared in Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning by Pooja K. Agarwal and Patrice M. Bain.

February Focus: Retrieval Practice (Summary recording–24 minutes) (Slide deck with transcript)
March Focus: Spaced Practice and Interleaving
April Focus: Feedback-Driven Metacognition


Faculty Pedagogy Colloquium Series

Faculty Pedagogy Colloquia are gatherings to share pedagogical research and classroom experiences in an open and supportive environment. Participants provide a 20-minute presentation of their teaching-based research or project, then engage in a 30-minute discussion and feedback session with the audience. 

FALL 2021


Quarantine Planning: Maintaining Connections and Engagement (August 31, 2021)

Join the Center for Teaching to draft a plan for supporting students in quarantine. We will identify key course features that require flexible planning, share options that minimize disruption for you and students, and draft plans that can be shared with your classes.

Presentation Slide Deck

Course Activity Matrix

Course Plan for the Unexpected


This semester, we are discussing Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It by James Lang. Meet-up summaries and resource guides are available below. Join the conversation at any time–you don’t need to do the reading to belong to this book club!

Meet-up #1 (9/29): Summary and Resource Guide

Meet-up #2 (10/27): Summary and Resource Guide

Meet-up #3 (11/10): Summary and Resource Guid

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