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Learning Series

  • The CELT Learning Series is designed to offer a variety of workshops using the Learn, Share and Explore tracks. Besides these scheduled workshops the members of CELT are available by appointment to help you with your individual needs.

    The CELT Learning Series is composed of workshops that are defined by three tracks: Learn, Share and Explore.


    Workshops on the Learn track are hands on workshops designed for participants to learn about subjects that currently have support structures in place by the university. These offerings will include informative workshops in the areas of technology, grants, instructional design, and student learning.


    Offerings in the share track will be presented by faculty or staff members wishing to share a teaching, advising, or organizational practice that they have found to be effective in their own work. If you are interested in delivering a workshop in the Share track then let us know about it.


    The Explore track will be composed of workshops and discussion groups around subjects for which the university does not have complete support structures in place. The explore track is intended to be a forward looking track that allows an avenue for creative dialog about current trends in the world at large that will affect higher education teaching and learning.

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    Workshop Schedule

    To sign-up for one of these workshops please email celt@capital.edu. Registrants will receive an email notification of their registration with room location. Communication prior to specific workshops, including preliminary information, room updates, and cancellations, will be via email to those that register. To view a listing of previous workshops visit our prior semester learning series page - some of these have recordings.

    The following is a list of faculty orientation workshops that are open to all faculty. 

    Thursday, September 1, 2016  11:00 am – noon Schneider South CELT: Technology Tools for Communicating with Students We look at several communication tools that faculty can use to stay in touch with students, including how to text students without handling their phone numbers (and not giving them yours!), using Slack for course communications, and tools in iLearn.
    Friday, September 16, 2016 12:00 – 12:50 pm 

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    CELT: Assessment  In this session, Mitsu Narui will provide an overview of the importance of mission statements to both assessment and higher education as a whole. Those attending will have the opportunity to review their own departmental mission statement to see how it can better meet the needs within this changing landscape of higher education. 
    Monday, September 26, 2016 4:00 – 4:50 pm   BLIB 110 CELT: Synchronous Video Tools  Synchronous video chat is a great way to have a personal meeting with students if classes or student groups have to meet at a distance. They are great for one-on-one, small group, or whole class meetings. We explore Adobe Connect and Google Hangouts.
    Monday, October 24, 2016  4:00 – 4:50 pm  BLIB 110  CELT: Social Media Did you know that this year the Mayo Clinic started including social media scholarship activities in academic advancement? Social networks are a great way to stay current and communicate with scholars from around the world. Already using social media in your scholarship? Come by and tell us how you are using it. Want to learn the basics of tools like Twitter? We cover that too.
    Monday, October 31, 2016  4:00 – 4:50 pm BLIB 110 CELT: Academic Advising A speaker from the NACADA (National Academic Advising Association) will address advising issues of concern for the Capital University Community.
    Friday, November 4, 2016

    1:00 – 1:50 pm

    TBA CELT: Diversity and Inclusion Who am I? Who are our students? In this session, we will review the core concepts around social identity and why it is important to understand our own social identities along with the social identities of your students.
    Monday, January 23, 2017 4:00 – 4:50 pm BLIB 110 CELT: Diversity and Inclusion In this session, we will review the importance of creating inclusive classroom spaces and provide suggestions on how faculty, regardless of discipline, can provide inclusive spaces for their students.
     Monday, January 30, 2017  4:00 – 4:50 pm BLIB 110 CELT: Gardner Institute (tentative)   
     Friday, March 10, 2017  12:00 – 12:50 pm  TBA CELT: Assessment The purpose of this session is to give faculty an introduction or review on writing sound learning outcomes. The information can help faculty in developing curricula, courses, and assignments while also helping to make the assessment process of all three a smooth and easy one. 
     Friday, March 24, 2017  12:00 – 12:50 pm  TBA CELT: Service Learning Nate Jackson, Sherry Mong, and Deanna Wagner will share the service work students have done in the Near East Side and discuss how others can get involved. This is a brown bag lunch. Dessert and beverages are provided. 
    Thursday, April 20, 2017 3:30 – 6 pm  TBA CELT: Showcase of Community-Engaged Learning Academic departments and student support services share activities they do that promote student learning. 

    Please contact celt@capital.edu to express your interest in these topics and we will gather dates and times that work for those interested. We are open to holding more than one workshop on these topics to accommodate everyone’s schedule.

    Do you have another topic that you are interesting in having CELT do a workshop around? Tell us about it. We are more than happy to do one-on-one consultations or to come to department meetings to deliver specialized workshops. You can also develop a workshop and we will help you promote it. Just email us at celt@capital.edu.