Workshops and Events


 Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 26, 2:30-3:30 pm 

Student Success is No Accident

Reba Daniels, Cardinal Communities Coordinator, STAR Services

Demetrial Graham, University Success Seminar, Center for Academic Success Coordinator, STAR Services

In this session, participants will discuss a case study and learn how STAR Services programming supports students in developing critical thinking skills through academic coaching strategies.

*Inclusive & Equitable Teaching Certificate

Thursday, February 4, 2:30-3:30 pm

Design Tools for Hybrid and Online Classes

Instructional Design Team

Student success in online and hybrid courses requires interaction and engagement with course content. Instructional designers share new tools available to support this.

*Online/Hybrid Teaching Certificate

Monday, February 8, 2:30-3:30 pm

Implicit Biases and Intersectionality

Dr. Garrick Harden, Associate Professor of Sociology

Dr. Jesse Garcia, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Implicit Association Testing is a useful tool for measuring the strength of associations between concepts and evaluations. In this session, we will take implicit association tests to gain insight into their own unknown biases and associations.

*Inclusive & Equitable Teaching Certificate

Wednesday, February 17, 2:00-3:00 pm

Hybrid Teaching Panel (CANCELED)

Dr. Amy Smith, Associate Professor of English

Dr. Melissa Hudler, Instructor of English

Dr. PJ Couch, Associate Professor of Mathematics

In this panel discussion, faculty will share their experiences and insights gained in teaching hybrid courses.

*Online/Hybrid Teaching Certificate

Monday, March 1, 2:00-3:00 pm

Gender and Sexuality in Antiracist Teaching

Mr. Andre Favors, Instructor of Communication & Media

Building on the Fall 2020 LU Reads for Change project, this presentation will address developing antiracist teaching practices informed by an understanding of intersectionality, with a focus on gender and sexuality.

*Inclusive & Equitable Teaching Certificate

Tuesday, March 9, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Teaching Strategies for Critical Thinking

Dr. Lilian Felipe, Assistant Professor of Speech & Hearing

This session will present teaching strategies to improve critical thinking skills in students, avoid information overload and evaluate sources of information.

*Teaching Today's Student Certificate

Monday, March 15, 1:30-2:30 pm

Toward Antiracist Classrooms: Questioning Traditional Writing Assessment and 'Academic Language'

Ms. Jennifer Ravey, Writing Center Director and Instructor of English

This session will interrogate the concept of academic language and traditional writing assessment in and outside of writing-intensive classrooms, and will challenge attendees to consider and reimagine their own writing assessment practices using Inoue's concept of labor-based assessment.

*Inclusive & Equitable Teaching Certificate

Wednesday, March 24, 4:00-5:00 pm

Teaching Humans: Empathy and Rapport-Building in Real and Virtual Classrooms

Ms. Casey Ford, Instructor of English

Dr. Amy Smith, Associate Professor of English

Mutual trust, empathy, and rapport help students perform better in meeting challenges and reduce student attrition; faculty members report better professional satisfaction, and their evaluations and assessments show better outcomes. This session will offer strategies for increasing rapport in online and traditional classrooms.

*Online/Hybrid Teaching Certificate

Wednesday, March 31st, 2:00-3:00 pm

How to Create a Supportive and Inclusive Learning Environment

Kyle Mutz, Director of the Disability Resource Center

In this session, learn about the Disability Resource Center, services available, accommodations, and how to make your course the most inclusive learning environment for your students.

*Inclusive & Equitable Teaching Certificate

Monday, April 5, 2:00-4:00 pm

Using Perusall to Engage Students in Collaborative Reading

Dr. Amy Smith and Dr. Melissa Hudler

In this session, our LU presenters will share their experience with Perusall, a collaborative annotation software that helps students connect as a learning community, learn from one another, and develop intellectual independence, and prepare more effectively for class sessions. They will also introduce a webinar with the creator of the program. Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University will demonstrate how to move information transfer and sense-making online and make it interactive, promoting social interactions between students. In addition, he will discuss how the platform promotes intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to improve student performance.

  • 2:00 - Introduction by Drs. Smith & Hudler
  • 2:30 - Webinar with Eric Mazur (register for Zoom webinar at the link below)
  • 3:30 - Q & A with Drs. Smith & Hudler

Register for the webinar at

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Thursday, April 8, 2:30-3:30 pm

Enseigner sans Frontieres: The International Student and the Classroom Experience

Mr. Jesse Doiron, Instructor of English

Based on three decades of teaching international students abroad and across the United States, this session offers practical advice to help faculty better understand the complicated relationships that arise when learners and teachers do not share common cultures, languages, or national identities.

*Inclusive & Equitable Teaching Certificate

Thursday, April 15, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

ACUE Lessons for Hybrid/Hyflex Teaching

Casey Ford, Instructor of English

Cheryl Johnson, Instructor of English

Amanda Posey, Instructor of Biology

In this session, faculty who completed the Course in Effective Teaching Practices from the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) discuss strategies and techniques they have found helpful in their hybrid and hyflex courses.

*Online/Hybrid Teaching Certificate

Wednesday, April 21, 2:00-3:00 pm

Solving the Curriculum Puzzle

Dr. Theresa Hefner-Babb, Executive Director, University Planning and Assessment

Faculty often find the process of proposing curriculum changes frustrating. In this session, learn how to successfully propose a course change, create a new class, and develop a new degree program.

*Teaching Today's Student Certificate