Past Events / Learning Opportunities

Events held during the past academic year are listed here for reference.

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  • Lunch & Learn: Using The New York Times in the Classroom (for faculty): This workshop will demonstrate specific instructional strategies on how to integrate The New York Times into the curriculum. We will also introduce you to the wealth of resources The New York Times has available to faculty. Additionally, it will highlight the extensive digital resources available at In partnership with The American Democracy Project.
    Date: Thursday 9/19/13
    Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Location: HES Virginia Lamb Room 109 
  • Webinar: Diversity, Inclusivity & Civility: Developing & Enhancing Students' Cultural Competence (for faculty and staff): The Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning, and the Center for eLearning and Continuing Education, invite Central faculty and staff to a two-part webinar on "Diversity, Inclusivity & Civility: Developing & Enhancing Students' Cultural Competence." The webinar will examine the role of diversity and inclusivity programs in developing students’ cultural competence in areas related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability/ability, religion, age and other issues that lead to marginalization and exclusion

    Date: Thursday 10/3/13 & Thursday, 10/10/13



    2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


    FSI Room 109

  • Mini-Curriculum: Active Learning: Analyzing, synthesizing, and thinking critically are things that happen inside students’ heads, so you may wonder how students can be active while simply thinking. An empowering way to frame the challenge is to ask, “How can students learn together, teaching each other the skills of analysis, synthesis, and critical examination?” This workshop will present multiple tools and instructional strategies to answer this question. You will experience the activities and learn how to plan them into your upcoming classes. Session 1: Analysis, Synthesis, & Critical Thinking; Session 2: Student Reflection; Session 3: Problem-Solving and Creative Thinking.
    Dates: Tuesday, 10/1/13; Tuesday, 10/15/13; November 10/5/13
    Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Location: HES Virginia Lamb Room 109

  • Mini-Curriculum: Transformative Learning (for faculty): Do you want more information on how to select one of the Central Six tenets as a route through which at least one of your assignments helps students reach a course outcome? Are you wondering how other disciplines create the potential for transformative learning? Come to this mini-curriculum on integrating and assessing one of the Central Six Tenets (in actuality it’s five tenets since disciplinary knowledge occurs in every course). During these three sessions, we will work collaboratively to enable each faculty member to carefully select one of the Central Six Tenets to associate to a spring semester course.
    Dates: Monday, 11/4/13; Monday 11/11/13; Monday 11/18/13
    Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Location: HES Virginia Lamb Room 109

  • Webinar: Student Health and Safety Abroad: Collaborations Between Staff and Faculty
    Date: Thursday, 12/5/13
    Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Location: Chambers Library Room 226
  • Mentoring Program Luncheon 1-4 (for faculty): If you would like to take part in the mentoring program as a mentee or mentor, and are not already signed up, please contact Cheryl Frech at 405-974-5476.The Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning, CETTL, is continuing the successful informal mentoring program for all new faculty. Our goal is for the mentor to provide a "friendly face" in another college, to introduce the concepts of transformative learning, and to assist with the new faculty member's transition to the culture of UCO.
    Dates: Wednesday, 4/9/14
    Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Location: NUC Cherokee Room

    Click here to register for session #4.
  • UCO TeTalk to Inspire Transformation (for students, faculty and staff): At its heart, Collaborative Teaching exploits the negotiated desires of both the teacher and the student. It transforms educational spaces to become more like a great conversation and less like a tug of war. Rather than rushing through disciplinary content with a predetermined syllabus, you'll learn a process that enables you to listen, gives you permission to fail, and allows each class to become a co-created space.
    Speaker: Dr. Jeanetta Sims 
    Dates: Thursday, 4/17/14
    Time: Lunch 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. / Te Talk 12:20 p.m – 12:40 p.m.
    Location: Forensic Science Building Rotunda & Room 106

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