NTLC Events

NTLC sponsors diverse, valuable events throughout the year.
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Every year NTLC offers diverse, valuable events designed to engage the campus community and advance scholarly teaching and learning. NTLC sponsors on- and off-campus speakers and hosts workshops on timely instructional topics.

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Cover image for Arriety Lowell Equity-minded instructionMeeting Your Students:  Strategies to support Equity-minded Instruction and Inclusivity

High Impact Practices are those that  engage learners of all backgrounds and lead to increased student engagement and retention.  The UW-System High Impact Practices Initiative & the Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center are pleased to be able to bring Arriety Lowell to campus to discuss equity-minded instruction and inclusivity.  Details are included in the attached flyer. Please plan on joining Arriety Lowell on 

 

Date:Tuesday, November 17th   

Time:  2:30 – 4:00 pm.  

Join Us Online: https://bit.ly/3l7WGRl  (no registration required)

 

2019-2020 Events

Cover image for March 13, 2020 eventNurturing Growth Mindset In Our Students

Join board members of NTLC in a group dialogue of growth versus fixed mindsets in the classroom and how to support growth mindset for deeper student learning. We will reference Carol Dweck's book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.

Date & Time: Friday, March 13, 2020, 12:20 - 1:20 PM

Location: Oakwood, MSC

Event Flyer PDF»              Register Here»

An Intercultural Tune-up for your Course

Marshall explored options for instructors to advance universal accessibility in their classes in 10 minutes or less. Also, how to teach more inclusive for underrepresented as well as majority students using research-based best practices. Presentation Flyer PDF» 

Nurturing Inquiry: Developing Student Research

Tiala explored teaching and assessment strategies that enhance student research activities and go beyond assigning research projects to developing scholarly partnerships to better understand the undergraduate student research mindset and skill level. Presentation Flyer PDF»

Small Teaching Interventions

Howarton explored her favorite small teaching strategies in an interactive discussion to demonstrate small changes enhance teaching and student learning. Presentation Flyer PDF»

Anxiety in the Classroom

Mary Beth Leibham (UW-Eau Claire) returned to UW-Stout to discuss student anxiety in the classroom and shared effective strategies that instructors and staff can use to deal with this timely, challenging issue. In addition, John Achter from our own Dean of Students, shared current data descriptive of our campus students. Presentation Flyer PDF»

Charting the Promotion/Tenure/Renewal Pathway

Bendel discussed what instructors should know about getting renewed and achieving promotion and tenure at UW-Stout. Also, he spoke of documenting achievements through the years. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

Healing, Justice and Inclusion: Skills and Strategies for Campus Inclusion in Tumultuous Times

Amer Ahmed shared an inspiring message on inclusion, equity, and diversity and gave recommendation strategies for administrators, faculty, staff, and students to implement and reflect on. Presentation Flyer (PDF) » 

Strategies for Managing the Classroom Learning Environment

Thapa described classroom management issues that she and others have faced. In an interactive discussion, attendees explored ideas and strategies that could be used to more effectively manage learning environments. She also talked about the importance of cultural humility in creating an equitable classroom for our students. Instructors attended this session. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

Speaker: Mitch Ogden and Todd Zimmerman

Ogden described his experiences as a Wisconsin Teaching Scholar (2018-19), while Zimmerman spoke about what he learned from being a Wisconsin Teaching Fellow (2013-14). This event included beverages and cookies and an opportunity for questions. The 2020 Call for WTFS applications was launched shortly after this presentation.

Mitch Ogden YouTube Video »     Todd Zimmerman YouTube Video »

Using Active Learning Strategies to Produce Fully Engaged Students

Simoneau presented active learning strategies that instructors could use to get students doing things and reflecting on the things they do. Attendees included faculty and staff members. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

Student Voices: Insights for Teaching Diverse Populations

UW-Stout students, Jasmine Baker, Brandon Beaulieu, Zoe Foster, Olivia Johnston, and Choua Xiong, discussed their teacher expectations regarding underrepresented minority, first-generation, low income, and lgbtqia+ students, and students with a disability. The panel discussion was designed to educate and enlighten instructors and staff. 

Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

Speaker: Michael Axelrod

Axelrod described factors impacting student anxiety and shared supportive strategies that can be used by those who teach, counsel, advise and recruit students who are experiencing anxiety. Attendees included instructors and staff from UW-Stout, UW-Eau Claire and UW-River FallsPresentation Flyer (PDF) »

Speaker: Dr. Mary Beth Leibham

Leibham talked about student motivation, what characterizes it as well as teaching strategies that support it. In addition, she presented about iGeneration/gen z students. She also provided tips on best practices for revising syllabi and policy statements that are more reflective of iGeneration/gen z student learning. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

2018-2019 Events

Helping Our Students Go from Knowledgeable to Knowledge-Able

Dr. Wesch explored how instructors can guide students to become more knowledge-able.

Using Active Learning Strategies to Fully Engage Students Speaker

Simoneau interacted with instructors to explore teaching and active learning strategies that share the common element of involving students in doing things and reflecting on the things they do so that impactful and deep understanding is createdPresentation Flyer (PDF) »

Instructors: Quick Tips for Enriching Student Advising

NTLC & the Advisement Center co-sponsored this instructor and program director workshop which reviewed current general education and RES/GLP course options, Stout's advisement model & plan, conversation starters and holistic advising practices.

Yours & Others' Lesson Learned about Engaging Students & Creating Productive Discussions

Ogden discussed motivating and engaging students in the classrooms. He provided ideas regarding how to inspire, challenge, and stimulate student learning.

Intercultural Teaching - Creating Equitable & Constructive Learning Experiences

Marshall demonstrated through an interactive session how your awareness of your own preferences can improve your ability to create more equitable and constructive learning experiences for a diverse group of students.

Charting the Promotion/Tenure/Renewal Pathway

Bendel and Zagorski discussed what instructors should know about getting renewed and achieving promotion and tenure at UW-Stout. Also, the best practices for documenting achievements through the years.

Strategies for Managing the Classroom Environment

Stuemke talked about classroom management issues and strategies to manage learning environments.

An Intercultural Tune-up for Your Course

Marshall gave instructors evidence-based strategies, activities and ideas applied in ten minutes or less, and practices that make teaching more inclusive to take away with them to implement in their classrooms. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

Universal Design for Learning and Course Accessibility: Teaching to All Students

Cowell and Patrick explored teaching and learning strategies that share the common element of involving students in doing things and thinking about the things they are doing. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

Educating Instructors & Staff to Recognize Students in Crisis

Mistler presented on the mental health of students and the access to resources that help implement a framework for improved campus-wide mental health to support student engagement and retention. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

Teaching to all Students: Universal Design for Learning and Accessibility Techniques

Chandler and Patrick presented exploring universal design for learning as a strategy to teach to the broadest range of learners in a flexible learning environment. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

Nurturing Growth Mindset in Our Students

Faculty and instructors attended a series of conversations reflecting on the book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

2017-2018 Events

How students learn: What science and good teaching has taught us

Mensink talked about how people learn through science, prior knowledge, and motivation factors. Along with discussing how educators can help students master their learning.

Mind Games: Producing reflective, critical thinkers in the classroom and how best to create a climate of effective questions

Bates-Maves discussed how teaching critical thinking in a classroom is better for developing reflective students tailored from the ETCetera module faculty reviewed. The practice of developing and using engaging questions positively impact class environment, course content, and student assimilation of information.

Mind Games: Producing reflective, critical thinkers in the classroom and how best to create a climate of effective questions

Klefstad & Berrier taught how to become a more "critically reflective teacher" to improve the teaching process. 

Charting the Promotion/Tenure/Renewal Pathway

Ghenciu presented on what instructors should know about getting renewed and achieving promotion and tenure at UW-Stout. Also, the best practices for documenting achievements through the years.

Fostering creativity in the classroom

Brantmeier explored using creative assignments to invigorate the learning environment and the teacher. She presented teaching and assessment strategies that encourage and support student creativity.

Current issues impacting student learning

Schmidt, Navarre and Achter addressed unprepared students, improving student writing skills, and coping with the emotional and mental needs of the UW-Stout student population.

Reality of Teaching & being a Tenure-track Professor

A panel of speakers were asked questions on issues teachers and university employees wanted to address. 

Nurturing inquiry: Developing students research

Zagorski explored teaching and assessment strategies that enhance student research activities and go beyond assigning research projects to developing scholarly partnerships to better understand the undergraduate student research mindset and skill level.

Opportunities galore: Scholarship in the classroom

Barnett shared scholarship opportunities for teachers and students alike going beyond assigning research projects to developing scholarly partnerships. Mentoring students and having students mentor students. Utilizing supportive campus resources to pursue dissemination opportunities.

Creating the inclusive classroom: Universal Design & Diversity-based courses

Lea & Chandler discussed utilizing supportive campus resources to compose an inclusive learning environment going beyond ADA requirements.

Diversity Speaker Series: David O'Connor

O'Connor shared facts and heartfelt stories about Wisconsin American Indian nation's histories, treaty rights, cultures and sovereignty. He spoke about what Wisconsin Act 31 entails and requires teachers to know and share with their students. O’Connor works for the Wisconsin Depart of Public Instruction. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Diversity Speaker Series: Heather Hackman

Hackman presented a talk entitled, “A Deeper Dive into Equity and Social Justice Work: Exploring its Cross-campus Connections and Applications.” She is the founder of Hackman Consulting Group, a firm devoted to helping individuals, organizations, communities and society address deep diversity, equity and social justice issues. Students, staff and faculty attended her thought-provoking event. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Student Motivation & Engagement Workshop: Mary Beth Leibham

Leibham, a psychologist from UW-Eau Claire, presented information on different variables that impact student motivation. She also provided specific teaching strategies that can help to motivate and support student learning in the classroom. It was an interactive session with instructors and staff attending. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Diversity Speaker: Brian Jackson

Jackson, President of the Wisconsin Indian Education Association and Director of the Healthier Community Action Team Behavioral Health Project, spoke during a deep-dive faculty discussion and at an afternoon session attended by students, staff, instructors and community members. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Diversity Film - Race: The Power of an Illusion

This thought-provoking film examined contemporary science, including genetics, that challenges assumptions that human beings can be categorized into different groups according to their physical traits. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

NTLC's Fall Celebration of Teaching

Instructors came together over popcorn and fanfare to view the new ETCetera Modules, hear about last year's NTLC activities, and learn more about the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars program as well as Faculty College. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Diversity Speaker: Dr. Shakti Butler

Butler, founder and President of World Trust Educational Services, facilitated dialogue for instructors and staff who wanted to dive deeper into topics of racial inequity. Later that day, she spoke to a large audience of students, instructors, staff and community members on how to build community and create change despite barriers caused by institutionalized racism, white privilege and social injustice. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

2016-2017 Events

Energize Your Teaching!
Celebrating the Art and Science of Effective Instruction

Instructors gathered to celebrate the art and science of effective instruction. The keynote speaker was Lyz Wendland from UW-River Falls. Additional faculty from UW-Stout spoke about their disciplines from an art or science perspective (Jerry Hui and Todd Zimmerman). In addition, the event included WTFS research presentations and "Speed UpDating" project tables.

Credit for Prior Learning Innovations Project: Call for Applications

The UW-Stout Credit for Prior Learning Committee, Provost Office and the Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center hosted this workshop as the kickoff to a two-semester pilot project. Program Directors along with one other colleague came together to learn how to develop a CPL pilot specific to their program. There were 5 teams and this project was sponsored by the Provost Office.

How students learn: What science and good teaching has taught us

Mensink discussed how people learn through science, prior knowledge, motivation factors and how educators can help students master their learning.

Reality of Teaching: Classroom Management

Johnson talked about classroom management and ideas to improving classroom management. She encouraged instructors to talk about what they are doing in the classroom and what their challenges have been.

Charting the Promotion/Tenure/Renewal Pathway

Ghenciu presented on what instructors should know about getting renewed and achieving promotion and tenure at UW-Stout. Also, the best practices for documenting achievements through the years.

Mind Games: Producing reflective, critical thinkers in the classroom and how best to create a climate of effective questions

Klefstad & Berrier taught how to become a more "critically reflective teacher" to improve the teaching process. 

Launching a new semester & discussing burning issues in education

Johnson spoke on classroom management discussing new instructor thoughts about their first semester, issues in the classroom, and resources and support to be an effective teacher.

Opportunities galore: Scholarship in the classroom

Barnett explored the opportunities for teachers and students alike going beyond assigning research projects to developing scholarly partnerships. Mentoring students and having students mentor students. Utilizing supportive campus resources and pursuing dissemination opportunities.

Creating the inclusive classroom: Universal Design & Diversity-based courses

Lea & Howarton discussed utilizing supportive campus resources to compose an inclusive learning environment going beyond ADA requirements.

2015-2016 Events

Joy of Teaching Book Conversation

Howarton led a book discussion on the following topics: Understanding Yourself as Teacher, Understanding Your Students, Defining Yours Aims & Outcomes; Constructing the Syllabus, Lecturing and Discussing; Environment and Evaluating and Grading; Relating to Students, Teaching and Not Perishing, and the Conclusion.

Engaging students & teachers alike: Creating an inspired learning environment

Thapa & Barnett discussed how to motivate and engage students for deeper learning. Gathering student feedback and using that information for personal growth and critical reflection to improve the teaching process.

Charting the Promotion/Tenure/Renewal Pathway

Shiell presented on what instructors should know about getting renewed and achieving promotion and tenure at UW-Stout. Also, the best practices for documenting achievements through the years.

Mind Games: Producing reflective, critical thinkers in the classroom and how best to create a climate of effective questions

 Hoel taught how to become a more "critically reflective teacher" to improve the teaching process. 

Enriching classroom dialogue: The power of effective questions

Schultz defined what an engaging question looks like and how to develop questions that positively impact class environment, course content, and student assimilation of information; moving from using low-level cognitive questions to ones requiring student to recall facts and show comprehension of topics, situations or problem-solving skills.

Goldmine in the classroom -- Developing student research partnerships

Tiala & Zagorski identified the RSD Framework and why to apply that model in the classroom. Examples of undergraduate student research activities were explored which have resulted in advancing student research skills. Mentoring students can expand the research experience by using supportive campus resources.

Creating the inclusive classroom: Universal Design & Diversity-based courses

Chandler & Lea discussed utilizing supportive campus resources to compose an inclusive learning environment going beyond ADA requirements.

2014-2015 Events

Councilor Felix Nkaru

A discussion of Kenya and its people by UW-Stout's Brian Oenga. Nkaru spoke about Maasai cultural practices, educational system and political structure of his tribal community. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Raising the bar: Enhancing learning through classroom rigor

Chandler & Ghenciu defined the benefits and pushbacks of implementing rigor in the classroom. Strategies to raise the learning bar for students were discussed.

Engaging students & teachers alike: Creating an inspired learning

Little & Ogden spoke of why it is important to motivate and engage students to enhance learning and faculty job satisfaction. Gathering feedback to use the information for personal growth in the self-evaluation process.

Celebration of Global Learning

NTLC invited instructors to attend an immersive learning experience. They learned teaching strategies and interactive activities to enhance student understanding and knowledge of global and cultural issues. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Mind Games: Producing reflective, critical thinkers in the classroom

Schultz & Hashmi discussed how to teach students to critically think about course topics. The feedback from students and peers can be used to meaningfully self-evaluate.

Size matters! - Strategies to handle class size and/or huge course demands

Ruefman & Frater gave examples of small effective writing assignments and described transforming teaching techniques to turn lecture-based classes into engaging and educational learning experiences by getting students to read and participate in class discussions.

Charting the promotion/tenure pathway

Brown discussed what faculty need to know about achieving promotion and tenure at UW-Stout. The best practices used to document teaching and job performance.

High Impact Practices in the Classroom

Zaloudek & Barnett shared personal perspectives on student engagement and the value of using High Impact Practices to create deeper student learning.

Celebrating You! Goldmine in the classroom

Tiala spoke about RSD Undergraduate Student Research project and grant funded participatory opportunities. Rodriguez joined for a discussion on reflections of the ways the First Year Faculty Pilot Program personally benefited the participants.

May Celebration 2015

"Valuing Teaching in Demanding Times" Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

2013-2014 Events

Active Learning and Flipped Classroom Strategies

Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Stereotype Threat: Key Concepts and Intervention Possibilities

Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Heart and Soul of Teaching Workshop

Instructional academic staff and administrators attended a workshop lead by Anothony (Tony) Ciccone, Director of Center for Instructional and Professional Development, UW-Milwaukee Professor; La Vonne Cornell-Swanson, Director of Office of Professional and Instructional Development, University of Wisconsin System Administration; and UW-Stout panel who shared personal reflections of SoTL in the classroom. (Todd Zimmerman (STEM), David Ding (Business), Jill Klefstad (SOE), and Joleen Hanson (English & Philosophy) to better understand principles and assumptions associated with SoTL, how to go about a SoTL inquiry, and why the scholarship of teaching and learning should be conducted and shared. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Enhancing Learning Through Student Engagement

Instructors attended a presentation on the importance of motivating and engaging students to enhance student learning and what they can do to inspire, challenge, and stimulate students.

Exploring Issues Impacting Faculty

Faculty were asked to watch one or more seminars found on Magna Commons and had a thoughtful discussion.

The Importance of Being a Reflective College Educator

Faculty explored how they can use feedback from students and peers to critically self-evaluate and reflect.

Behind the Curtain - Student Advisement & Curriculum Approval Process

Speakers addressed which functions faculty should be familiar with associated with Access Stout. The process for approving curriculum revisions and new course development and the role of the Provost Office and Faculty Senate on the curriculum development process.

Grading and Assessment Practices

What does "academic assessment" look like on our campus? First year instructors listened to advice on how to make grading a positive and satisfying experience with strategies to be efficient, fairer, and conducive to student learning.

Successfully Navigating Scholarship Expectations

Faculty members discussed it is a stressful challenge to achieve scholarly/creative expectations. This presentation gave strategies for getting scholarly work submitted and accepted.  

Whistling Vivaldi Book Discussion

Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Charting the Promotion/Tenure/Renewal Pathway

Instructors attended a presentation on what they should know about getting renewed and achieving promotion and tenure at UW-Stout. Also, the best practices for documenting achievements through the years.

May Day 2014

Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

2012-2013 Events

Tom Angelo on Assessment - Practice Workshops

In the Spring of 2013 Angelo returned to UW-Stout with more content on effective assessment tools, teaching practices, helping students to take responsibility of their learning, and collegial sharing of applied teaching and assessment strategies. Workshop (PDF)»

Tom Angelo on Assessment - Faculty Development Workshops

Angelo led four workshops in the Fall of 2012 focused on sharing practical tips and strategies related to formative assessment and student learning. Workshop (PDF)»

Preparing for the Classroom Experience

A panel discussed why motivating and engaging students is so important and essential to enhanced student learning. Gathering feedback and using that information for personal growth in the self-evaluation process.

Embracing the Stout culture

Information on services designed to support teachers.

Tackling the tougher student issues

New instructors explored the most common issues of working with students who contest grades, struggle with responsibility, plagiarism, and academic misconduct (cheating). Also, understanding the course drop, IP process, and the academic appeals process. 

Faculty as Advisor

Discussion on the teacher as a communicator and a status as an advisor.

Faculty and Charting the Promotion/Tenure Pathway

Faculty helped new instructors understand promotion and tenure requirements at UW-Stout. Incorporating SOTL and other NTLC research achievements to satisfy the faculty triad.

Faculty as Scholar - Effectively Navigating Scholarship

Faculty demonstrated how to establish an effective scholarly/creative agenda using campus resources. Strategies for getting more work submitted and accepted through best practices for writing successful grants. Along with methods for collaborating with fellow colleagues and students to increase scholarship with the strategy of blending teaching and research experiences. 

May Day 2013 Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

2011-2012 Events

Dr. Regan Gurung

UW-Stout faculty, staff, students, and the community were invited to attend two sessions presented by Dr. Regan Gurung: "Invigorating Student Learning: How Should Students Study?" and "Social Media, Learning & Living: How Facebook & Texting Can Rewire Your Brain." Presentation Information (PDF)»      Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Faculty as Educator - Preparing for the Classroom Experience

A panel with people full of wisdom discussed striving for excellence in teaching, student motivation, the reflective teacher, and the teacher who evaluates. 

Faculty as participants - Embracing the Stout culture

Hagness & Johnston discussed services designed to support teachers.

Faculty as Educator - Tackling the tougher student issues

Thomas and the Dean of Students discussed the most common issues of working with students who contest grades, struggle with responsibility, plagiarism, and academic misconduct (cheating). Also, understanding the course drop, IP process, and the academic appeals process. 

Faculty as Advisor

Correl discussed the teacher as a communicator and a status as an advisor. 

Faculty as Scholar - Effectively Navigating Scholarship

Grant and Peterson demonstrated how to establish an effective scholarly/creative agenda using campus resources. Strategies for getting more work submitted and accepted through best practices for writing successful grants. Along with methods for collaborating with fellow colleagues and students to increase scholarship with the strategy of blending teaching and research experiences. 

Charting the Promotion Pathway

Martinson helped new instructors understand promotion and tenure requirements at UW-Stout. Incorporating SOTL and other NTLC research achievements to satisfy the faculty triad.

Celebrating Innovative Teaching in the Classroom

May Day 2012 Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

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