Mastering Online Teaching (Spring 2017 – Perimeter Faculty) @ ONLINE via iCollege
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – Mar 6 @ 5:00 pm


Mastering Online Teaching is the first workshop in a series of workshops leading to the Certificate of Mastery in Online Teaching. This 7-week, online course is offered via iCollege and provides participants with the basic tools to enable them to be effective online instructors. This course is primarily for faculty who intend to teach a course that is fully online. However, those who want to teach a hybrid course or supplement their face-to-face courses with online activities may find this course useful as well.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to

  • Identify the policies and requirements for teaching in the online campus.
  • Plan an online course
  • Create online instructional content
  • Develop communication tools for an online course


General Pedagogy Training: Part 1 @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm


This five-hour workshop is part one of a two-part general pedagogy training program. Students who are unable to access discipline-specific pedagogy training in their departments are welcome to join us. Completion of all components of this pedagogy training satisfies the pedagogy course requirement for the Certificate of Excellence in College Teaching for those students who are otherwise unable to participate in a departmental pedagogy course. Hosted by Dr. Jennifer Hall. Appropriate for graduate students.


AHA Career Diversity: Statistics Workshop for Graduate Students @ Troy Moore Library
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


Sociology professor Tomeka Davis will be leading this crash course in statistics for graduate students in the humanities. The goal is to develop students’ quantitative literacy, one of the five skill sets that the American Historical Association has singled out as essential to building successful careers both inside and outside the academy. A catered lunch will serve as a break in the middle of the workshop.


Learner-Centered Teaching: Where should I start? @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am


This program identifies both general and discipline-specific critical thinking skills and how to turn these skills into good student learning outcomes. Learn to define critical thinking when designing or redesigning courses and identify the type of content conducive to practicing critical thinking. This workshop will utilize a Magna Commons 20-Minute Mentor video and resources. Hosted by Laura Carruth.


Pre-tenure and Post-tenure Q&A @ Online
Jan 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Greetings faculty, for those of you who are planning to apply for pre/post tenure review this spring….or in the near future, your Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting an information session on this topic. Faculty Handbook for Evaluation, Promotion and Tenure

Log in to this Q&A webinar to ask/answer questions about:

  • Annual Faculty Evaluations
  • Documents to submit for pre/post tenure review
  • Requirements to apply for pre/post tenure review
  • Pre/Post tenure Review process

And anything else you can think of!



Developing a Portfolio of Student Work @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

portfolioAs faculty across the university develop digital assignments for their courses, we can more easily collect, curate, and showcase the best of our students’ work. The CIE and CII are hosting a workshop to discuss developing online portfolios of student projects. It’s easy to start and there are many benefits.

A portfolio provides you a growing collection of student work to use as models and content for future classes, to provide examples of what happens in your classes to administrators and colleagues, and to showcase student work in a department or university.

Hosted by Dr. Brennan Collins.


Conference on Digital Literacy: Feb 2 & 3 @ GSU Atlanta Campus
Feb 2 @ 8:30 am – Feb 3 @ 3:00 pm


The GSU Conference on Digital Literacy is organized by the GSU Department of English and The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning and will take place at the Atlanta campus on Thursday, February 2 and Friday, February 3.

The conference is a faculty-organized event for Georgia State University faculty, students, staff, and administrators from any discipline or department who want to learn more about using and implementing digital tools to enhance teaching and learning.

This conference will provide an opportunity for professional development, community building, and critical conversation related to digital pedagogy and scholarship.


Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): What It Is and How to Start @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am


The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) involves many of the same processes as doing research in most academic disciplines. It starts with asking a question, determining appropriate method/s, collecting and analyzing data, and eventually using the results to inform decisions to make improvements in one’s teaching.

In addition, SoTL includes the dissemination of those results for use by other college instructors. This workshop will provide an overview of SoTL, how to get started on SoTL, IRB for SoTL, and available SoTL resources at Georgia State University. Hosted by Dr. Mike Metzler. Appropriate for faculty and graduate students.


Mastering Accessibility: The Faculty Role- Spring 2017 @ Online via iCollege.
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm


Mastering Accessibility: The Faculty Role is a four-week, online workshop offered via iCollege.
The workshop is divided into four modules.
Modules include:

  • Accessible Content is Everyone’s Responsibility
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Creating Accessible HTML, Word, PowerPoint, and PDF files
  • Making Media Accessible

We encourage you to login daily and interact with other workshop participants in discussions.


Teaching for Social Justice and Democracy Speaker Series: Pedagogy for Racial-Social-Justice @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Teaching for Social Justice and Democracy series will focus on instructional strategies and unique teaching methods centered on emerging social justice issues.

GSU faculty from various departments will discuss their discoveries, realizations and methods used to integrate current social justice issues into classroom activities while creating engagement, motivation and inspiration to GSU students.

Speakers: Dr. Joyce King and Dr. Brian Williams will discuss

“Pedagogy for Racial-Social-Justice”

Dr. Joyce King will present examples of her pedagogy and using testimonials, will demonstrate how students report reaching new levels of critical consciousness about racial-social-justice in her courses.

Dr. Brian Williams will provide examples of the ways he creates critical spaces for teachers to reflect on their beliefs, make shifts of consciousness, and accommodate new perspectives on equity and justice in education.


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