CTS 2020-21 Schedule

Dr. Pilar Cabrera, Associate Professor of Spanish & Department Chair

AU Center for Excellence in Teaching & Scholarship (CTS)

2020-21 Schedule of Workshops and Events

  • Friday, September 25

2:00pm - 3:00 p.m. — Online
Poll Everywhere (Recording)

Augustana purchased Poll Everywhere site license enabling us to integrate Poll Everywhere with Canvas.

  • Friday, November 13

2:00pm - 3:00 pm — Online 
Need Help? Use a Lifeline & Phone Zoom a Friend! (Register)

Join us for an open discussion on teaching during Viking Flex. Do you find yourself saying "There has to be a better way?"  "How are other faculty solving this?" Join us with your questions and your ideas.  What isn't working and what is working way better than you thought if would. 

  • Friday, December 11 

2:00pm - 3:00 pm — Online 
Canvas: What We've Learned (Register)

Fall 2020 was a wild ride! Sharon Gray, Cheryl Swanson, Jay Kahl, and Lisa Brunick will lead a panel discussion on the implementation of Canvas in Fall 2020. They will be joined by the departmental Canvas experts to highlight features, answer questions, and gather feedback. Everyone is welcome! For those interested in teaching with Canvas during Interim/Spring 2021, we will provide information about the Canvas Fast Track.. 

  • January 2021

Course Design Fellowship (CDF): J-Term Cohort

Past Events

  • Wednesday, Sept. 18

Advising as a Form of Teaching Workshop (Nitz, O’Hara, Streufert)

View the recorded Sept. 18 conversation about advising as teaching. Advising can mean many things, from helping students register to helping them seek their lifelong vocation. Come ready to share your own experiences and exchange ideas with your colleagues. Leave ready to advance students' learning and development.

  • Thursday, Oct. 24

3:30-5 p.m. — Library Classroom 229
Facilitating Helpful Peer Feedback on Papers, Projects, and Presentations Workshop (Rives-East and Irvine)

This workshop is designed to provide ideas and exercises that faculty can use to make sure that peer editing or feedback sessions - whether for writing or presentations - is productive and helpful for students. We will discuss the benefits and challenges of student peer review and consider some solutions--gleaned from faculty experience--to those potential challenges. Participants will leave with some concrete strategies they can implement in their courses immediately and in future iterations of their course.
Round Robin Workshop

Peer Review Guide

  • Friday, Nov. 8

3:30-5 p.m. — Library Classroom 229
From Angora to Zambia: A Conversation Among Colleagues About Teaching When You're Somewhere Else in the Wide World (Ogdie, Nitz, Hicks, Cabrera, O’Hara)
When You Come Home from Studying Abroad

  • Wednesday, Nov. 20

3:30-5 p.m. — Library Classroom 229
Being Aware of Your Biases and Blind Spots (Cabrera, O’Hara, Capers)