Building KU's Teaching and Learning Community

Fall 2021 Workshops

Register here for any of the virtual one-hour workshops that CTE will host: 

September 17, 12-1 PM: Having fun and making a difference in the classroom: Tips for instructors


Join us for a workshop that highlights reseach on how instructors can create an optimal class environment that results in students maximizing their personal motivation and learning experience. Discussion will center around strategies for creating such a climate. With Kaila Colyott (CTE) and Mary Fry (HSES).


September 24, 2-3 PM: Addressing disinformation in the classroom

This session will address strategies for addressing mis/disinformation from the perspectives of information literacy (Jill Becker), cognitive psychology (Meagan Patterson, Educational Psychology), and political science (John Kennedy, Political Science). Specific strategies to be discussed include lateral reading, debunking, and addressing logical fallacies.

Oct. 1, 12-1 PM: Building student confidence and resiliency through the lens of diversity

Low representation in STEM fields and leadership deters women and individuals from other underrepresented groups from seeking STEM careers. Jayhawks Breaking Barriers at KU was founded by graduate students and post-docs to address the needs we saw on campus and in our own educations. In this session, we will share information about Jayhawks Breaking Barriers, as well as strategies we use within our classes to build student self-confidence and resiliency. With Hannah Kinmonth-Schultz (Higuchi Biosciences Center) and Aleah Henderson (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology).

Oct. 22, 12-1 PM: Inclusion, exclusion, and discoveries in the archival collection

Introduce your students to diverse voices and experiences through primary source archival research. Join Tami Albin from the KU Libraries and CTE Faculty Fellow Amy Leyerzapf to explore ways to integrate archival research into your course, including using ditial collections from across the globe, developing an awareness and critique of archives and their purpose, and discovering regional sites for potential assignment collaborations. The presenters ask that you bring a working draft of a research assignment that you would like to modify.

CTE turns 25

The Center for Teaching Excellence is celebrating its 25th birthday this academic year. Watch for special events and workshops.