Workshops, Webinars, and EventsCurrent Calendar of Events
The Center offers year-round workshops, webinars, and special events to support teaching
effectiveness at MTSU. Most workshops are led by faculty who donate their expertise
to share with their peers here on campus. Over the past few years, faculty have met
at the center to learn about a diverse mix of topics from how to design a "paired
course" to how to lead classroom discussions to how to improve information literacy
Interested in leading a workshop for us? Have a good idea for one? We'd love to hear from you! Contact Us.
What we offer:
Teaching Excellence Series
The Teaching Excellence Series offers workshops based on topics taken from the teacher assessment survey, and they provide up-to-date information on methods and skills crucial to good teaching. Past workshops have covered syllabus preparation, rubrics, student learning outcomes, course design, and assessment.
Special Topics Series
The Special Topics Series is a succession of themed sessions covering topics such as learning styles, technology in the classroom, active learning, information literacy, and more. Typically three workshops make up the series and are held over the course of a semester..
Created in 2009, the eLearning Series provides a forum for discussing technology supported pedagogies that can be used in traditional and alternative delivery courses. In addition to faculty, members from the Faculty Instructional Technology Center (FITC) also lead workshops.
In 2008, the Center started to offer Educause webinars along with it's other series. They are usually brown bag events, and last about an hour.
FacultyFair (formerly known as ShareFair)
Faculty Fair provides faculty with a unique opportunity to meet peers who have distinguished themselves by developing innovative teaching practices and integrating technology in their courses. FacultyFair exhibitors typically include MTSU grant recipients, outstanding teachers, experiential faculty, and others who, by means of creative poster exhibits illustrating their methods, eagerly share their pedagogies and outcomes with colleagues.
Our Showcases feature either half- or all-day seminars and workshops on learning and teaching and are usually co-sponsored with other academic groups on campus. Nationally recognized experts lead these events that address important trends and issues in higher education. Past speakers have included Ken Bain, author of What the Best Teachers Do, Milton Cox, an expert in faculty learning communities, and Andrew Milne, a specialist in the design and use of learning spaces.