Workshops & Conferences

2017-18 THEME: Navigating Changing Environments

Last year, the Teaching and Creativity Center’s theme was Cultivating a Growth Mindset, during which we learned about the brain’s remarkable capacities for growth and we reflected upon how we might apply such insights to our own teaching and working with students.  At the heart of growth mindset theory is a recognition of change.

This year, the TCC will pick up on the topic of change, and explore the sometimes rocky, frequently jolting terrain of change in higher education. Our theme is intentionally broad, so that we can explore a wide range of topics: Navigating Changing Environments.

Fall CONVERSATIONS: BRIGHTON CAMPUS

Separating Fact from Fiction: How to Deal with Fake News/False Information
Sept. 18, 12:00-12:50
TCC Room (12-201)

Freedom of Speech and Diversity on College Campuses
Oct. 16, 12:00-12:50
TCC Room (12-201)

Facing Questions about the “Value” and Function of a College Education
Nov. 13, 12:00-12:50
TCC Room (12-201)

Downtown CAMPUS: Fall Forum

Oct. 13, 2017
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM 

The day will begin with a session on "Critical Thinking: The importance of evidence and dealing with fake news," followed by a choice of two workshops focused on guiding discussions in the classroom 

Spring CONVERSATIONS: BRIGHTON CAMPUS

Changing Times in Online Learning
Feb. 5, 12:00-12:50
TCC Room (12-201)

Working with Students with Disabilities
Mar.19, 12:00-12:50
TCC Room (12-201)

When Things Fall Apart: Trauma and Other Challenges in Students’ Lives
Apr. 30, 12:00-12:50
TCC Room (12-201)


OTHER CONFERENCES 


WINTER TEACHING INSTITUTE
TBA

JUNE 2018 TEACHING & LEARNING CONFERENCE 
TBA