Teaching Renewal Week 2018 – January 9th-January 12th, 2018

teaching renwal week

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

11 a.m. – Noon
Jesse Wrench Auditorium
Opening General Session:
Toward Inclusive Excellence- Leveraging diversity to achieve optimal results in the classroom
Kevin McDonald, UM System Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer & MU Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity
An increase in the compositional diversity of institutions of higher education is causing a shift in college and university classrooms. Diverse student populations are bringing a variety of lived experiences and perspectives of the world that when appropriately mined by faculty, can add richness to course content in a plethora of ways. Inclusive teaching involves teaching in a manner that all students can process and understand the material in whatever ways are best for them. This presentation will explore valuable instructional strategies and practical techniques for faculty to develop inclusive college/university classrooms that promote the learning of all students.

Noon – 1 p.m.
Memorial Union S203
Colleague Cafe
Enjoy a light lunch and share your thoughts and ideas with colleagues.

1 – 2 p.m.
Jesse Wrench Auditorium
Plenary Session: Classroom Culture- You Are the Filter
Todd Whitaker, Distinguished Adjunct Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis
Every classroom has a culture. The professor is the determining factor as to the type of culture that is established. Understanding what to say and how to say it are critical components of building relationships both inside and outside of the classroom. This session will help you develop, refine, and reflect on skills which impact the classroom culture. You will leave with specific strategies that will enable you to initiate and facilitate more effectively as well as self-evaluate your own unique facilitation style.

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Memorial Union S304

Faculty Writing Intensive Workshop hosted by Campus Writing Program
Lunch provided.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018 – Semester in a Day

9 – 11 a.m.
Memorial Union S203
The Syllabus Workshop
PowerPoint Presentation
This facilitated workshop will explore ways of intentionally shaping your syllabi to be more effective tools tailored for the individual contexts of your courses. We will share ideas and practices about the purpose of the syllabus, how tone affects learner perceptions, syllabus components, and ways to enrich your syllabi. Bring three paper copies of one of your syllabi with you – current or in the works. Be prepared to share some of your best syllabus practices and take some new ones with you.

Presented by: Danna Wren, Director, ET@MO; Amy Lannin, Director, Campus Writing Program; Jennifer Fellabaum-Toston, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis; Barbara Hammer, Director, Disability Center; and Joe Askins, Head of Instructional Services, University of Missouri Libraries.

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Integrating Teaching and Scholarship: Sharing Approaches and Opportunities for engaged scholarship
PowerPoint Presentation   Planning Page   Resources
MU has rejoined the CIRTL Network (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning) to support faculty in blending their work as researchers and teachers. In this session we will look at opportunities for connecting our teaching and scholarship for the purpose of improved student learning as well as increased publication possibilities. Panelists will share various approaches that reach across disciplines and connect faculty to resources.

Presented by: Amy Lannin, Director, Campus Writing Program; Lissa Behm-Morawitz, Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs; Peter Motavalli, Professor of Soil and Environmental Science, Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences; and Bob O’Connell, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering.

12:30 p.m.
Memorial Union S208
Boxed lunches provided by Mizzou Online

1 – 2 p.m.
Memorial Union S203
Academic Integrity: The Basics and New Challenges
This panel discussion will include three faculty members who have considerable expertise in addressing issues of academic integrity on our campus. The panelists will review definitions of and policies related to academic integrity at MU, paying particular attention to some of the unique challenges caused by advances in technology and academic integrity in collegiate athletics.
Presented by: Matthew Martens, Faculty Fellow for Academic Programs; Paul Litton, Associate Dean, Professor of Law; Shannon Breske, Assistant Professor, Business; and Pam Hinton, Associate Professor, Nutrition & Exercise Physiology and Faculty Athletics Represenative.

2 – 3 p.m.
Memorial Union S204

The Purpose, Process and Product of Instructional Peer Review
Instructional peer review may seem like an awkward hoop to jump through on our way to promotion or tenure, but it can be an informative and transformative process for all involved.  Ideally, both parties invest the time and effort needed to have a constructive conversation that highlights the strengths of the instructor and provides helpful feedback towards educational goals.  In this session, we will 1) explore the multiple purposes for peer review, 2) discuss best practices for reviewer and reviewee as they go through the process, and 3) outline ways the products can be used to improve instruction in your classroom and across campus.
Presented by: Jennifer Fellabaum-Toston, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis; Shari Freyermuth, Assistant Dean of Academic Programs, College of Agriculture Food & Natural Resources; Pat Friedrichsen, Professor, Learning, Teaching & Curriculum; and Bethany Stone, Professor, Biological Sciences.

1 – 4 p.m.
Memorial Union S304

Teaching ESL Writers in your Undergraduate Classroom
If you have students who speak English as an additional language or multilingual students in your undergraduate classroom, you are invited to the “Teaching ESL Writers in your Undergraduate Classroom.” We will offer a hands-on workshop about best classroom and teaching practices, including how to effectively grade and respond to student writing.
Presented by: Asian Affairs Center, Campus Writing Program, Center for English Language Learning, Department of English and the Writing Center.


Thursday, January 11, 2018 – Tech Thursday

9 – 10 a.m.
Memorial Union S203

Experiencing Blackboard Withdrawal? Learn these Canvas Remedies
Believe it or not, many of the activities and functions you performed in Blackboard are available in Canvas. During this session, Canvas support staff will show you how to accomplish some of the tasks in Canvas that instructors have asked us about. Step-by-step demonstrations will be provided for items such as: copying course content, allowing students extra time on a quiz, providing extra credit, grading with rubrics, and setting up a weighted grading system.

Presented by Tanys Nelson, Manager, Learning Technologies Team, ET@MO; and Gary Godsy, Technology Resources Coordinator, ET@MO.

10:15 – 11 a.m.
Memorial Union S204
ZOOM – Do You Zoom? What is Zoom?
Zoom is Mizzou’s new centrally-supported web conferencing system. Learn from instructors about how they are teaching with this industry-leading solution. Learn recommendations from ET@MO. Zoom offers high quality audio and video, a gridded video display, screen sharing and file sharing, text chat, and breakout rooms. Zoom provides a rich, collaborative learning experience for you and your students.
Presented by Charlie Rigdon, ET@MO; Deidre Wipke-Davis, Associate Professor, Sinclair School of Nursing; and Carlos Sun, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering.

11 a.m. – Noon
Memorial Union S203

Open Educational Resources
Are your students struggling with the cost of course materials? Consider using free and openly licensed educational materials. Open Educational Resources are an accessible and equitable alternative to traditional instructional materials. Learn more about campus resources that can help you find, create, and use high-quality OERs.

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Memorial Union S208

Collaboration Cafe
Join colleagues for a fun and exciting opportunity to provide your ideas and suggestions for the new faculty support center (tlc.missouri.edu)
Box lunches provided by ET@MO (please register)


Friday, January 12, 2018 – Teaching for Learning Workshop

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Memorial Union S304

TA Writing Intensive Workshop hosted by Campus Writing Program
Lunch provided.