Topics in College Teaching Series

The Topics in College Teaching Series is a forum for sharing pedagogical insights, experiences, concerns, and questions.  It is also an opportunity to meet with and learn from graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) from across the University.  These sessions are not workshops; there are no formal presentations.  The intent is to promote an intellectually vibrant conversation in a relaxed and informal setting.


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April 2 (11am-12pm): Negotiating Writing with Non-Native Speaker of English (NNSE) Students: The Multi-Step Approach. Viviana Cortes.  This workshop is 1 of 4 designed to help instructors better address the needs of non-native speakers of English students. Aderhold 423.

April 2 (12pm-1pm): Technology and Pedagogy. Brennan Collins.  While technology for technology’s sake can cause serious problems in a course, online resources and digital tools offer exciting ways to improve student engagement and learning. Aderhold 423.

April 16 (8am-9am): Hybrid Pedagogy Presentation. This  presentation is part of a series of discussions with faculty from GSU, Emory, and Georgia Tech that explore teaching with technology.  Hodgepodge coffeehouse.

April 17 (11am-12pm): Designing an Effective Final Examination.  Jennifer Lawrence.  This session will discuss the benefits of offering a final exam and how to design an exam effectively.  Aderhold 423.

April 18 (9am-4am): GSU Instructional Innovation Conference.

The Center for Instructional Innovation and the Exchange are co-sponsoring an interdisciplinary conference focusing on instructional innovation, technological, and professional development topics. Email proposals to by March 1. Register by April 4, 2014 at 

April 22 (1pm-2pm): Peer Review. Brennan Collins. Peer review can be an efficient tool for improving student writing, but only if students are given direction in how to offer their peers useful feedback. Aderhold 423.

April 30 (11am-12am): Involving Non-Native Speaker of English (NNSE) Students Actively in Learning. Viviana Cortes.  This workshop is 1 of 4 designed to help instructors better address the needs of non-native speakers of English students. Aderhold 423.



Upcoming Events

10:00 am Creating Surveys with Qualtrics
Creating Surveys with Qualtrics
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Qualtrics is a web-based tool for creating and administering surveys. Qualtrics streamlines the creation of surveys and makes it easy to distribute your survey to your class or research participants. This workshop will introduce you… more »
1:30 pm Illustrator 2: Advanced Techniques
Illustrator 2: Advanced Techniques
Jun 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Building on topics covered in Illustrator 1: Getting Started, this course will introduce more tools and techniques used to create digital art, including how to use drawing tablets to create and edit in Illustrator. Workshop… more »
10:00 am iCollege Nuts and Bolts (Online) @ Online Webinar
iCollege Nuts and Bolts (Online) @ Online Webinar
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
By the end of this session, participants will be able to: Describe the various workflows for adding content to a course Navigate with the D2L environment Use the Manage Files area to add content Use… more »
1:00 pm Excel 2: Formulas and Functions
Excel 2: Formulas and Functions
Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
This workshop explores formulas, functions, and built-in tools that are useful when analyzing and extracting meaning from data. This class uses the Windows version of Excel, but there is significant overlap for Mac users. Workshop… more »

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