• Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

  • 2022-2023 SIGs

     
    This year’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will be led by Teaching Innovation Fellows for 2022-23AY. SIG participants commit to attend all 4 sessions (one session per term) to join these communities. If you are interested in learning about a topic below, in being part of a community of practitioners, and reigniting your passion for teaching – apply to join a SIG today! All faculty are eligible to apply to join a SIG HERE – seating is limited so register early.

    Interdisciplinary Work

    across the Academy

     
    Presented by: Patricia Ryberg

     

    Fall Dates & Times: 
    • Sept. 22 (Thur.) from 10:30-11:30am, CST

    • Nov. 17 (Thur.) from 10:30-11:30am, CST

    Location: Online; additional information to follow for those who register

     

    Are you interested in exploring how experiential learning methods can enhance your classes? Join the Interdisciplinary Work across the Academy SIG, share your thoughts and listen to others’ ideas, and investigate these techniques while using a group of high performing students from the Honors Academy as a testing ground. Let’s dive into this safe place together and discover best practices of experiential learning and how to successfully apply these strategies into the classroom.

    Beyond the Basics: Developing the Whole Student

     

    Presented by: Heather Strafaccia

     

    Fall Dates & Times: 
    • Sept. 13 (Tue.) from 12:00-1:00pm, CST

    • Nov. 8 (Tue.) from 12:00-1:00pm, CST

    Location: Online; additional information to follow for those who register

     

    Join us for the Beyond the Basics: Developing the Whole Student SIG to connect with colleagues across the university and to guide and support student achievement. We’ll help students move past basic cognitive skills and find innovative ways to assist students as they take a holistic approach and transform their learning.

    Faculty Actively Fostering a Sense of Belonging

     

    Presented by: Jennifer Whitley

     

    Fall Dates & Times: 
    • Sept. 14 (Wed.) from 12:00-1:00pm, CST

    • Oct. 19 (Wed.) from 12:00-1:00pm, CST

    Location: Online; additional information to follow for those who register

     

    The Faculty Actively Fostering a Sense of Belonging SIG will focus on faculty looking inward into how we can create a more inclusive learning environment. Join us as we dive deeper into this topic, and utilize Dr. Tracie Addy’s keynote address and book as a framework to share our thoughts and ideas. The first 10 registrants will be provided Dr. Addy’s co-authored book – What Inclusive Instructors Do. The group intends to address the big question: How can we actively foster an inclusive class and sense of belonging, while also encouraging students to take ownership of their learning? 
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    Legacy Fellows' SIG Content

    Interested in exploring previous years’ SIG content from our Legacy Fellows, then check out innovative teaching resources here. Topics include but are not limited to:
    • Active Learning with Pirate Patch
    • Universal Design of Instruction
    • Trauma and Resilience
    • The Dark (& Bright) Side of Human Communication
    • Facilitating a Community of Inquiry
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