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Calendar of Events

The Center for Teaching and Learning regularly hosts events for faculty and other members of the campus community. Topics include student learning, teaching with technology, book discussions, inclusive teaching, faculty life, and other issues in higher education.
 

Spring 2016 Events - Summary

Dates, times, and locations for each event are listed in each respective section, below.

Register for an Event

To see more detailed descriptions of these events and to confirm your attendance, please complete our Spring 2016 Registration Form.

Annual CTL Valentine's Celebration: Loving What We Do Best!

Join the fun Friday, February 12 from 11:00 - noon and from 2:00 - 3:00 PM.
Various Otterbein faculty members will be sharing their favorite teaching activities and assignments. Refreshments will be served.

CTL Valentine's Open House Banner














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Book Discussion Groups

  • College Students' Sense of Belonging: A key to educational success for all Students (by Terrell Strayhorn)
    Mondays, February 8, 15, and 22 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM in the Lois' Szudy Study (former Library West Study), at the Courtright Memorial Library.
    Bring your lunch! (CTL will provide dessert)
     
  • (Online - New!) Student Engagement Techniques (by Elizabeth F. Barkley)
    Hosted via Goodreads.com from October, 2015 to March, 2016.
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Celebrate Teaching Conversations - NEW!

Happy-hour conversations to ponder questions and share stories about teaching and learning:
  • No Agenda! Open Conversations
    Thursday, February 25 from 4-5 PM at Jimmy V’s (downtown Westerville)
     
  • I Want to Try This, What do You Think?
    Thursday, April 14 from 4-5 pm at Jimmy V’s (downtown Westerville)
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Common Hours

  • Community of Practice, Sharing Collaborative Experiences
    Friday, April 8, 2016 from 4-5 PM in Roush Hall Room 114
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Do's and Donuts: Conversations for Faculty

Informal sessions around topics related to teaching and learning at the CTL Studio (3rd floor, Courtright Memorial Library).
  • Making Molehills Out of Mountains: 
    Grade Fairly and Give Students Feedback with Time Left Over to Have a Life
    Tuesday, February 16 at 10:00 AM in the CTL Studio
     
  • Exploring the New SETs
    What Questions do you Want to Ask Students?
    Tuesday, February 23 at 2:00 PM in the CTL Studio

Continue the Conversation

Each Do’s and Donuts event has have a Google doc to capture information provided by CTL staff as well as tips, comments, and resources shared by participants. For a list of past topics and to add your own tips and ideas, see our Guides & Resources page.

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Inclusive Teaching Series

Inclusive Teaching

Join the CTL and our partners for this series in which we explore questions of who Otterbein students are and how we can create the most inclusive and effective learning environment for them.

Next in the series:

  • It's a Zoo Out There! Service Dogs and Emotional Support Animals
    with Kera Manley, ASC
    Office of Disability Services
    Friday, March 11 at 11:00 AM in the Library, Room 127
     
  • A Conversation About Inclusion
    with Kathryn Plank
    Center for Teaching & Learning
    Thursday, March 31 at 10:00 AM in the Library, Room 013
     
  • Otterbein and L.A.S.E.R. (Latino and Latin American Space of Enrichment and Research)
    with guest speaker Chris Torres
    LASER Coordinator for Otterbein
    Monday, April 18 at 1:30 PM in the Library, Room 013
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Special Series: Faculty Engagement - NEW!

Sessions led by guest speaker, Lawrence Pearson, Blackboard Customer Success Advocate.
  • The Rewards of Rubrics (Webinar)
    Tuesday, January 26 live screening at 2:00 PM at the CTL Studio
     
  • Authentic Assessment (Webinar)
    Tuesday, March 22 live screening at 2:00 PM at the CTL Studio
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Remember to Register!

To see more detailed descriptions of these events and to confirm your attendance, please complete our Spring 2016 Registration Form.

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/Center for Teaching and Learning

The CTL is located on the 3rd floor of Courtright Memorial Library
p/ 614.823.1035
f/ 614.823.1921
e/ ctl@otterbein.edu

 

The CTL Studio
Courtright Memorial Library, 3rd Floor
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,
or by appointment
p/ 614.823.1064
e/ ctl@otterbein.edu

 

CTL Staff
Kathryn Plank
Director
p/ 614.823.1034
e/ kplank@otterbein.edu

 

Colin Saunders
Senior Learning Designer
p/ 614.823.1875
e/ csaunders@otterbein.edu

 

Peggy McMains
Program Coordinator
p/ 614.823.1035
e/ pmcmains@otterbein.edu

 

German Vargas Ramos
Instructional Design Support
p/ 614.823.1065
e/ gvargasramos@otterbein.edu

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