Exploring cultural competence and student learning

students in class

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology invites you to explore your own intercultural skills and discover new ways to connect with your students. Join us at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 19.

Explore new ideas at Spring Institute 2014

Spring Institute

Spring break is a great time to reinvigorate your teaching as you head into the last half of the semester. It’s also a great time to plan ahead for the summer and fall. This year, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT) has a lot to offer March 10-14 during Spring Institute.

Teaching so students can be ‘the best’

Students hard at study

Claire Lamonica regularly shares her observations on student learning, instructional trends, and life in the academy. This article first appeared in the February 2014 issue of The LINK.

Apply for faculty grant writing workshop by February 10

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Securing a grant to fund your research requires more than just a good idea; it takes a well-crafted, persuasive appeal. A new workshop recently added to the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology’s upcoming Spring Institute aims to help faculty write persuasive grant proposals. The office of Research and Sponsored Programs will offer Building a Successful Grant Proposal: Writing Persuasively Friday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Week of January 27: Helping Students Find Help, ReggieNet, and Accessibility

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As teachers, we’re often the first to encounter questions or issues related to a student’s well-being. There’s a lot of help across the Illinois State University campus for students. But we may not always know how to connect students with the help they need … or if it’s even our place to do so.

This week, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology launches a new Teaching Excellence Series, “It Takes a Campus.” This sequence of four workshops is designed to introduce faculty to the kinds of issues students are likely to bring to the classroom. Participants will learn how to connect students with the support they critically need.