Reinert Center Offers Workshop Series to Kick-off New Semester
The Reinert Center invites all faculty to take part in a workshop to refresh their teaching and renew their courses for the 2023-24 academic year.
These 50-minute interactive sessions each focus on a different topic relevant to questions, strategies, and techniques to incorporate into the new term. Registration is requested.
- Thursday, Aug. 17, 3 p.m., Zoom
- In this interactive workshop the group will discuss a variety of methods that use culturally responsive approaches regarding assessment and assignment design.
Using AI in your class, or not...?
- Friday, Aug. 18, 9 a.m., Zoom
- During this interactive workshop, participants will be able to interrogate whether they want to use generative Artificial Intelligence (genAI) in their classes by applying guiding questions to an assignment and thinking through other broader considerations. Based on whether to include genAI or not, participants will have the opportunity to begin drafting guidelines for their courses.
- Monday, Aug. 21, Noon, Zoom
- This workshop explores the importance of Icebreakers during the first week of the semester as a means of building community, fostering inclusion, and motivating/engaging students. Participants will have the opportunity to create icebreaker questions that they can use on the first day of class.
Anyone with interest in these workshops, is encouraged to register.
Universal Design and the Americans with Disabilities Act
Additionally, the Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources and the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning are now accepting registrations for a course on the topic of Universal Design and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This two-week course runs from Tuesday, Sept. 19 to Tuesday, Oct. 3 and is offered completely asynchronously through Canvas.
It surveys key components of the ADA and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), with a particular focus on understanding the role of accommodations in higher education classrooms. The course then examines Universal Design and the Universal Design for Learning framework as alternative approaches to removing barriers to student learners.
For additional information and details, visit the Google form.