Distinguished Speakers, Seminars, and Workshops

The Teaching Excellence Program brings to campus experts in inclusive pedagogy, technology-enhanced education, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. 

Upcoming Events

Workshop with Dr. Melissa Eblen-Zayas, Professor of Physics at Carleton College, March 18, 4-5:30pm. Please join us for TEP’s spring workshop, Looking Forward: What are the “Keepers” from Online and Hybrid Teaching?

As we look forward to a return to in-person teaching in fall 2021, many of us are wondering how our pandemic-imposed experiences with online and hybrid teaching will shape our in-person teaching going forward. Among all the new skills we have learned as adaptive teachers, we have discovered some “keepers”: techniques, tools, and strategies that have enhanced our teaching so much that we want to continue to use them going forward.

Dr. Melissa Eblen-Zayas, Professor of Physics at Carleton College, has more experience with these questions than most small liberal arts teachers. In 2016, she designed, developed, and taught Carleton College’s Carleton Undergraduate Bridge Experience (CUBE) program, which has been run annually since then. CUBE is a fully-online summer experience designed to support entering students in developing their quantitative skills. Dr. Eblen-Zayas’s experiences with CUBE taught her to develop supportive structures and a sense of community in an online environment, even before COVID made the need for them so widespread.

In this workshop, Dr. Eblen-Zayas will share strategies that she used in her four years of teaching CUBE online that transformed her face-to-face teaching as well. Participants will also have the opportunity to reflect on their teaching experiences in the past year and what strategies they might want to retain when returning to a more typical teaching environment.

Kindly RSVP by March 17th using this link. We will follow up with the Zoom link.

Past Events

November 10th, 2020

August 28th, 2019

August 26th, 2019

May 13th, 2019

April 4th, 2019

March 1st, 2019

  • Find Your Voice 3:30pm: Find Your Voice: The Making of a Civil Rights K-12 Curriculum
    Dr. Pablo Correa and Dr. Maegan Parker Brooks will draw on their collective experience in the production of Fanie Lou Hamer’s America (a documentary project) to talk about how to teach the Civil Rights across the curriculum. Of particular interest to GSEC teacher-candidates will be the discussion of work the speakers did with K-12 teachers in the Mississippi Delta on integrating Fannie Lou Hamer curriculum design, and empowering young people to tell their story using multimedia.

February 7th, 2019

  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm: That None Shall Perish
    On February 7 , Dr. Kelly Mack’s presentation will focus on the highly acclaimed AAC&U Teaching to Increase Diverse and Equity in STEM (TIDES) initiative, which is targeted toward empowering STEM faculty to implement culturally responsive teaching strategies in STEM classrooms.

August 29th, 2018

May 7th, 2018

  • 9:00am - 4:30pm: Innovation Institute featuring Dr. Christopher Emdin
    The Innovation Institute is a daylong event that will take place on Monday, May 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event will feature presentations and panel discussions from CAS faculty members who have participated in TEP sponsored initiatives, as well as a keynote lecture and hands on workshop led by Dr. Christopher Emdin.

March 20th, 2018

  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm: Seven Habits that Help Faculty Make a Difference in the Classroom
    This workshop led by Dr. Marcia Chatelain, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies, Georgetown University, will focus on solutions to some of the most common pitfalls educators face when moving towards more inclusive pedagogical practices. Participants will leave this workshop with a toolbox of resources for inclusive pedagogy and an enhanced understanding of how to truly make a difference in the classroom.

March 9th, 2018

March 1st, 2018

October 3rd, 2017

September 11th, 2017

March 16th, 2017

November 4th, 2016

October 24th, 2016

  • Sam Museus 4:00pm - 5:00pm: Constructing Inclusive & Equitable College Classrooms
    Dr. Samuel D. Museus, Director of Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) Project, Associate Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington School of Education