TLI Workshop Registration Workshop Descriptions (Summary)
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Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning

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Over the past twenty years, researchers and practitioners in the field of online education have identified the very best pedagogical strategies for developing and delivering a quality online learning experience. In this workshop, participants will learn more about those strategies and how to implement teaching, learning and assessment practices that lead to student success and satisfaction.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Diversi-Tea: Facilitating Difficult Dialogues

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In this workshop, participants will have an opportunity to examine the concpet of inclusive language with a focus on how to facilitate difficult dialogues. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their level of comfort related to difficult conversations and to then, using role play, practice how to engage their students in these circumstances. Participants not able to join us in-person can also watch this session live or recorded after the fact via webcast: https://bit.ly/2RnfnF1.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Diversi-Tea: Supporting Non-Traditional Students

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In this Diversi-Tea, office directors from Disabilities Services, Veteran Affairs, Academic Transitions, and others will discuss the specific strengths and challenges of non-traditional students and how faculty and staff can support them in their academic journey. Participants not able to attend this session in-person can view the discussion live or recorded after the fact via webcast: https://bit.ly/2YibUJa.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Fostering Cultural Competency in the Classroom

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In today's diverse world, it is more important than ever to foster cultural competency in the Higher Education classroom, regardless of the area of specialization. This workshop will focus on strategies and tools to start the personal inquiry and reflection on cultural competency, and begin the conversation among students, from the start of their learning experience. You can also watch this workshop via webcast: https://bit.ly/346B9js

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Getting Started Teaching Online

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Interested in teaching online, but not sure where to begin? This workshop will help you take your first steps toward teaching an online class. Participants will be introduced to the course development process, learn details about faculty support resources, and participate in a Q and A with the director of online programs.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Successful Teaching in the Online Synchronous Classroom

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Online courses can be delivered synchronously (instructor and students participate at the same time), asynchronously (instructor and students participate at different times) or a combination of the two modalities. This workshop will focus on synchronous course delivery and the strategies needed to design and deliver online synchronous class sessions that are engaging and effective for all participants.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Tips for Teaching Non-Traditional Students Online

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As the university expands online program options, faculty will encounter more non-traditional students in their online and hybrid classes. Non-traditional students are those that didn’t enter college directly from high school and are often older than the average 18-22 year olds. Non-traditional students bring a wide variety of life experiences and backgrounds to the educational environment. Learn strategies for working with this diverse group of learners in online and hybrid settings, and tips for promoting their academic success.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Active Learning in Large Online Classes: Strategies for Promoting Student Engagement

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“Learning is not a spectator sport,” wrote Chickering and Gamson in their influential 1987 AAHE bulletin, “Seven Principles for Good Practice.” 30 years later, the statement holds true. This workshop introduces faculty to strategies that promote and sustain online student engagement, even in high enrollment courses. Learn tips for managing large online classes, as well as methods for delivering materials and assessing student learning.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Alternatives to Rubrics

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Faculty will learn about different direct and indirect assessments to use in the classroom other than rubrics. They will learn how these instruments work and when they are appropriate to use. This workshop will also share examples and resources to help faculty start using these new instruments.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Civility and Community in e-Learning

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During this workshop, faculty will learn practical methods for promoting civility in online and hybrid courses, including tips for developing assignments and policies that establish inclusion and support non-traditional learners.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Diversi-Tea: Supporting First Generation Students

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In this session, participants will hear from a panel of first-generation students at varying levels of their academic experience to foster a better understanding of the strengths and academic needs of this population. Additionally, faculty, staff and students are invited to discuss with the panel ideas for supporting first-generation students both in and outside the classroom to foster their success. Light refreshments will be served. If you cannot attend in-person, view our live webcast: https://bit.ly/2kdrTZG.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
How to Get the Most Out of Community Partnerships in Service-Learning Courses

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This workshop will focus on strategies for building lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with community partners in service-learning courses. The essential components of these relationships will be discussed, and practical tools for establishing course goals and practices aimed at serving the interests of students and clients alike will be shared. Participants will leave this workshop better informed and equipped to work effectively with community partners in future service-learning courses. Particular focus will be placed on partnering with Knoxville nonprofits.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
Writing An Effective Teaching Philosophy Statement

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Join our Developing Future Faculty two-part workshop on “Writing an Effective Teaching Philosophy Statement”. Participants in the workshop will learn to write an effective teaching statement through a collaborative and peer-reviewed process. Participants will learn the elements of teaching philosophy statements, the evidence of effective teaching tailored for different jobs and the strategies to get started or polish existing teaching philosophy statements.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.