Workshop & Event Catalog

Categories

CFE workshops and events provide opportunities for members of the BGSU teaching community to discuss learner-centered, integrative teaching and explore ways to support students in their academic success.

Most CFE workshops and events are offered in the following 6 categories:

  1. Expectations: Articulate clear and challenging expectations and learning outcomes to students.
  2. Support: Create supportive environments for students both inside and outside of the classroom by utilizing campus resources, technology, and other resources.
  3. Engagement: Explore and practice pedagogical strategies and High Impact Practices (HIP) that actively engage students in learning and academic success. 
  4. Feedback & Assessment: Develop, utilize, and evaluate formative and summative assessment methods and strategies with the goal of increasing student academic performance and success.
  5. Inclusive Pedagogy: Create a classroom environment that fosters a community of diversity and inclusion.
  6. Scholarship: Plan, explore, and engage in scholarly and creative activities related to teaching, learning, and/or disciplinary areas.
     

Registration

CFE workshops and events are open to all BGSU faculty members, adjunct instructors, graduate students, and administrative and classified staff members, unless noted otherwise. Advance registration is required. Registration will close one business day before the scheduled event.

Workshop & Event Catalog

Workshops and events are listed alphabetically by title. New events are continuously added throughout the academic year, so we recommend you check this page often. 

BGP Assessment Process Discussion

Facilitator: Jessica Turos, Associate Director, Office of Academic Assessment

Are you teaching a Bowling Green Perspective (BGP) course? Do you have questions about the BGP assessment process? BGP, a comprehensive general education program, provides a University-wide assessment of student learning at BGSU. This virtual session will review the BGP learning outcomes assessment process, demonstrate the steps for using Canvas to submit BGP assessment data, and discuss best practices and lessons learned from the general education assessment process. 

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Import learning outcomes, assessment, and rubric from the BGP Canvas course template into your BGP Canvas course 
  • Submit BGP assessment data via Canvas
  • Identify general education assessment best practices

Dates & Times:

  • April 10, 2024, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • April 18, 2024, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Location:

Online via Zoom (register for link)

Event Type: 

Workshop

Categories: 

  • Support
  • Engagement
  • Feedback & Assessment

Celebrate Neurodivergent Individuals in Higher Education: Classroom Strategies and Best Practices

Facilitators:

  • Dr. Siva priya Santhanam, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders & CFE Faculty Associate
  • Dr. Victoria VanUitert, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Inclusive Teacher Education & CFE Faculty Associate

In this follow-up on fall’s workshop on neurodiversity, you will explore effective strategies for creating inclusive learning environments that cater to the unique strengths and needs of neurodivergent individuals, delve into a discussion on creating inclusive learning environments for neurodivergent students and faculty, and gain practical tools to foster an environment where neurodivergent individuals thrive. This workshop will consist of a mini-lecture, interactive discussions, collaborative activities, and resource sharing. 

Anyone interested in promoting neurodiversity and inclusivity in educational settings is welcome to join this session. Don't miss this opportunity to make a positive impact on your educational community. Register now and empower neurodiversity in education! 

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Design inclusive and neurodiversity-affirming lesson plans and activities 
  • Apply strategies to accommodate diverse learners 
  • Develop a network of inclusive education allies for ongoing support 

Date & Time:

March 18, 2024, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Location:

Olscamp 106 or Online via Zoom

Event Type: 

Workshop

Categories: 

  • Support
  • Inclusive Pedagogy

Deciding When to Incoporporate AI Into Your Class

Facilitator(s): Chelsea Chandler, Ph.D., Director, Center for Faculty Excellence

Have you had trouble deciding whether to incorporate AI into your classroom activities and/or assignments? Join this session to explore a decision tree for determining how and when to use AI in your courses. The session will begin with a 5–10-minute presentation on the decision tree and will be followed by time to ask questions and share experiences. This session is open to anyone who is interested in attending. After the session, the AI Decision Tree and presentation recording will be shared with you.

Date & Time:

February 22, 2024, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Location:

Online via Zoom (register for link)

Event Type:

Learning Lounge

Developing or Modifying Your Course AI Policy

Facilitator(s): Chelsea Chandler, Ph.D., Director, Center for Faculty Excellence

Are you interested in creating or updating your course AI Policy? Join this session to explore a variety of course AI policy examples. The session will begin with a 5–10-minute presentation on course AI policies and will be followed by time to ask questions and share experiences. This session is open to anyone who is interested in attending. After the session, policy examples, links to resources, and the presentation recording will be shared with you.

Date & Time:

April 9, 2024, 1:00-1:30 p.m.

Location:

Online via Zoom (register for link)

Event Type:

Learning Lounge

From Punishment to Empowerment: Considering a Cultural Shift in Teaching Citations and Plagiarism Prevention

Facilitators: 

  • Laura Sheets, Assistant Professor/Library Instruction Coordinator, Library Teaching & Learning

  • Maureen Barry, Acting First Year Experience Coordinator, Library Teaching & Learning

The punitive language used when discussing plagiarism and academic dishonesty in higher education creates an environment of mistrust, shame, and guilt in our learning spaces. In this workshop, you will learn about how a shift in the language used around citations and academic dishonesty can ease student stress and create a relationship of care between you and your students. We will share multidisciplinary perspectives from the literature, engage in a discussion, and ideate new approaches to discussing citation practices with students. You will gain practical strategies for immediate implementation.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Recognize how the punitive culture of citations in higher education works against our educational mission
  • Communicate the value of information and the WHY of citation practices to students who are novices to these concepts
  • Implement different approaches to teaching citations in order to cultivate a more inclusive, less fearful classroom culture

Date & Time:

March 13, 2024, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Location:

Online via Zoom (register for link)

Event Type:

Workshop

Categories: 

  • Expectations
  • Feedback & Assessment
  • Inclusive Pedagogy

Green Zone: Serving Military-Connected Students at BGSU

Facilitator: Geoff Roberts, Military Program Coordinator, Nontraditional and Military Student Services

Green Zone briefings aim to bolster the network of professionals across campus who are able to assist the modern military-connected student. At Green Zone, you will learn what the military-connected population looks like, have a better understanding of their military lives, and get a rundown of resources available to our military-connected students at BGSU and in the community.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Engage with military-connected students inside and outside of the classroom
  • Describe the military sub-culture in the United States
  • Identify campus and community resources and support for military-connected students

Date & Time:

March 22, 2024, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Location:

Olscamp 106 

Event Type: 

Workshop

Categories: 

  • Support

How to Create a SAAC Assessment Plan

Facilitator: Jessica Turos, Associate Director, Office of Academic Assessment

Are you in the process of developing your Student Achievement Assessment Committee (SAAC) program assessment plan and reporting cycle? Do you have questions? This virtual session will review the SAAC assessment plan and reporting cycle template, including program learning outcome alignment, communication, course mapping, assessment, and schedules. During this session, we also will discuss best practices and lessons learned from the SAAC assessment process

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Format the assessment plan and reporting cycle 
  • Complete short- and long-form assessment reports
  • Identify program learning outcomes assessment best practices

Dates & Times:

  • February 20, 2024, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • March 20, 2024, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Location:

Online via Zoom (register for link)

Event Type: 

Workshop

Categories: 

  • Support
  • Engagement
  • Feedback & Assessment

Institutional Review Board (IRB) & Research with Human Subjects at BGSU

Speakers:

  • Kristina N. LaVenia, IRB Chair
  • Sam McAbee, IRB Vice-Chair
  • Kristin Hagemyer, IRB Administrator

This info session will provide BGSU faculty, students, and staff with an overview of human subjects’ research review at BGSU. Facilitators will discuss BGSU Institutional Review Board (IRB) processes and procedures, specifics for determining whether a project qualifies as human subjects’ research, and the various types of reviews conducted by IRB. In addition, we will discuss the system for submission at BGSU (i.e., IRBNet) and the basic requirements for submitting a project for IRB review.

During this session, you will learn about:

  • BGSU’s IRB basic structure and processes
  • Process for submitting an IRB application
  • Parts of an IRB submission
  • How the BGSU IRB can help researchers on campus with their submissions

Date & Time:

March 11, 2024, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Location:

Online via Zoom (register for link)

Event Type:

Info Session

Categories:

  • Scholarship

Life Design from the Student Perspective: A Panel Discussion

Join the Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) and the Committee to Advance Teaching and Learning (CATL) for a panel discussion where students share their diverse experiences applying Life Design both within and beyond the classroom. You can look forward to gaining insights as our student panelists explore the intersection of academics and personal growth, offering real-world anecdotes and reflections. This discussion will provide a glimpse into the unique journey of students designing their own lives.

During this session, you will learn:

  • How students’ perspectives on life design have changed after engaging in Life Design at BGSU.
  • How students utilize Life Design academically.
  • How students feel Life Design has impacted their lives.
  • Which classroom experiences related to Life Design have been most valuable to students

Date & Time:

March 28, 2024, 10:45-11:30 a.m.

Location:

Online via Zoom (register for link)

Event Type:

CATL Spotlight

Navigating Service-Learning Challenges: A Teaching Community Panel

Facilitator: Hoang Do, Assistant Director, C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement

Join the C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement for an engaging panel as we explore the transformational educational framework of service-learning. Our experienced colleagues and peers within BGSU’s teaching community will share their experiences, insights, and strategies on navigating the challenges of integrating service-learning into the curriculum, fostering reciprocal relationships with community partners, and more! Do not miss the opportunity to connect with fellow educators and to gain practical tools to enhance your service-learning initiatives. 

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Understand the core principles and concepts of service-learning pedagogy.
  • Establish new connections with colleagues and peers within BGSU’s teaching community.
  • Assess the common barriers and challenges associated with integrating service-learning into the curriculum.

Date & Time:

April 2, 2024, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Location:

Online via Zoom (register for link)

Event Type:

Panel Discussion

Categories:

  • Support
  • Engagement
  • Feedback & Assessment

Preparing for a Successful Academic Program Review at BGSU

Facilitator: Weena-Isabelle Gaulin, Ed.D., Assistant Director of Institutional Accreditation and Program Review

Join the Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) for a virtual workshop on the process of Program Review at BGSU. Program Review, which is mandated by BGSU's Academic Charter and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), entails active engagement and contribution of the faculty. During this workshop, you will learn about the phases and requirements of the program review process. Program review resources, tidbits, and examples will be shared. This workshop will also feature two hands-on activities on data analysis and reporting.

In this workshop, you will: 

  • Gain an understanding of the program review timeline and associated action items 
  • Learn about components, guidelines, and templates for successfully completing your self-study, visit, and annual progress report
  • Engage in simulated program review activities
  • Explore available OIE resources in support of your program review

This event is open to all BGSU faculty members, adjunct instructors, graduate students, administrative and classified staff members – especially those who might become involved in a program review in the near future.

Date & Time:

February 28, 2024, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Location:

Online via Zoom (register for link)

Event Type:

Workshop

Categories:

  • Expectations
  • Support
  • Engagement
  • Feedback & Assessment

Researching & Writing a Literature Review

Facilitator: Laura Sheets, Library Instruction Coordinator, Library Teaching & Learning

Writing a literature review for an article or thesis can be daunting, especially if you’ve never written one before. Where do you even start? How do you know that you have enough sources to sound credible? In this workshop, we’ll discuss time-saving strategies for finding sources, how to determine an appropriate scope, and how to organize your sources to make writing a breeze! 

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Practice citation tracing to find relevant articles for their literature review 
  • Categorize sources by theme to organize a literature review 
  • Determine an appropriate scope for their literature review

Please note: This workshop is a part of the Research Ready Workshop Series offered in collaboration with University Libraries. These workshops have been designed for BGSU graduate students engaged in research and scholarship; however, all BGSU faculty, instructors, and staff are welcome to participate.

Date & Time:

February 20, 2024, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Location:

Online via Zoom (register for link)

Event Type:

Workshop

Category:

  • Scholarship

Safe Zone Workshop for Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Assistants

Facilitator: Katie Stygles, Ph.D., Interim Chief Diversity and Belonging Officer; Director, Multicultural Affairs & LGBTQ+ Programs

The Safe Zone workshop promotes education and awareness of LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer +) issues and seeks to promote inclusion and belonging for LGBTQ+ people.

Workshop goals and learning objectives include:

  • To increase awareness of LGBTQ+ people and issues.
  • To help build a support network of LGBTQ+ allies on BGSU's campus.
  • To introduce working definitions of LGBTQ+ terminology, symbols, and flags and to clarify misconceptions.
  • To help clarify understanding of gender identity, gender expression/presentation, sex assigned at birth, sexual and romantic orientations.
  • To learn about local LGBTQ+ resources and sources for continuing education.

Please note: This workshop must have a minimum of at least 8 people registered in order to proceed as scheduled. You will be contacted if the workshop is cancelled due to not meeting minimum registration requirements.  

Dates & Times:

May 9, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location:

Olscamp 106

Event Type:

Workshop

Categories:

  • Engagement
  • Inclusive Pedagogy

Selecting a Journal & Avoiding Predatory Practices

Facilitators:

  • Vera Lux, Reference Servies Librarian, Library Teaching & Learning
  • Edith Scarletto, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Library Teaching & Learning

Joining the scholarly conversation in your field can be intimidating. Where should I submit my article manuscript? Are some journals better than others? What about the emails I get from random journals asking me to submit my work? Using library databases such as Journal Citation Reports and Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, facilitators will demonstrate how to find and evaluate scholarly journals in your field and discuss the indicators of predatory publishing practices.

After participating in this session, participants will be able to:

  • Use library databases and online resources to identify scholarly journals in their field(s)
  • Identify the red flags of predatory publishing practices
  • Evaluate scholarly journals based on various identifiers, such as impact factors and journal citation indicators

Please note: This workshop is a part of the Research Ready Workshop Series offered in collaboration with University Libraries. These workshops have been designed for BGSU graduate students engaged in research and scholarship; however, all BGSU faculty, instructors, and staff are welcome to participate.

Date & Time:

April 11, 2024, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Location:

Olscamp 106

Event Type:

Workshop

Category:

  • Scholarship

Service-Learning Reciprocity: Building Community Partnerships

Facilitator: Hoang Do, Assistant Director, C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement

Join the C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement for an engaging workshop on strategies and best practices to create mutually beneficial partnerships with community partners. In addition to exploring how service-learning can be used as an educational tool to enhance student learning, we will discuss how service-learning can be used to build strong bonds within the community.   

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Understand the core principles and concepts of service-learning pedagogy. 
  • Integrate service-learning principles into the curriculum.
  • Identify, establish, and foster a mutually beneficial partnership with a community partner.

Date & Time:

February 27, 2024, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Location:

Olscamp 106

Event Type:

Workshop

Categories:

  • Expectations
  • Support
  • Engagement

Understanding Copyright

Facilitator: Emily Gattozzi, Scholarly Communications Strategist, University Libraries

Copyright doesn’t have to be scary! Join your peers for an introduction to U.S. copyright law, including an overview of the exceptions most relevant to research and teaching. Bring your questions to share during a friendly discussion at the end of the session.

By participating in this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand the exclusive rights granted to copyright holders, including you as a creator
  • Identify what exceptions apply when you’re using the copyrighted works of others
  • Determine when to secure permission to use copyrighted works 

Please note: This workshop is a part of the Research Ready Workshop Series offered in collaboration with University Libraries. These workshops have been designed for BGSU graduate students engaged in research and scholarship; however, all BGSU faculty, instructors, and staff are welcome to participate.

Date & Time:

March 21, 2024, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Location:

Olscamp 106

Event Type:

Workshop

Category:

  • Scholarship

Using AI to Help You Teach

Facilitator(s): Chelsea Chandler, Ph.D., Director, Center for Faculty Excellence

Did you know that you can use AI to help you create or modify course content, plan for instruction, and generally save you time as an educator? Join this session to explore ways to use AI to help you streamline your lesson planning and creation. The session will begin with a 5–10-minute presentation on strategies and will be followed by time to ask questions and share experiences. This session is open to anyone who is interested in attending. After the session, prompt examples, links to resources, and the presentation recording will be shared with you.

Date & Time:

March 11, 2024, 2:30-3:00 p.m.

Location:

Online via Zoom (register for link)

Event Type:

Learning Lounge

Verba Registration Training

Workshop Facilitator: Gretchen Avery, Textbook Specialist, Jerome Library

BGSU faculty and instructors are required to register textbooks, open textbooks, and course materials via Verba, the University’s textbook reporting program, in order to comply with the Higher Education Opportunity Act. Once course materials are registered in Verba, students are able to access their booklist and compare prices from major online retailers, ensuring they have access to the correct course materials at the most affordable price. This interactive training will show you how to register your required course items in Verba. Time will be provided during the training to register your own requirements for the summer semester and to plan for fall. 

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Register textbooks, open educational resources (OER) and other course materials using Verba
  • Utilize Verba in an efficient and accurate manner.

All BGSU faculty and instructors are welcome to attend this session.  This training is not recommended for Verba department reviewers, as the workshop will cover a different Verba view and functions.  

Dates & Times:

  • March 11, 2024, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • March 12, 2024, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Location:

Online via Zoom (register for link)

Event Type:

Workshop

Categories:

  • Support

Well-Being Resources on Campus

Speakers:

  • Ashley Hartman, Health Educator, Office of Health and Wellness
  • Abby Coon, Assistant Dean of Students for Student Care and Support, Office of the Dean of Students

Join the Office of Health and Wellness and the Office of the Dean of Students to learn about all well-being resources offered to students, faculty, and staff on campus. This program is part of the Mental Health Champion Certificate program and aims to prepare the BGSU community to promote well-being and support those that are struggling.

During this session, you will:

  • Identify resources on campus that can support student, faculty, and staff well-being
  • Engage in discussion about health and well-being resources

Date & Time:

March 29, 2024, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Location:

Online via Zoom (register for link)

Event Type:

Info Session

Categories:

  • Support

What Can the Kuhlin Hub Do for You?

Spotlight Speaker: Steve Russell, Assistant Vice President & Executive Director, Michael and Sara Kuhlin Hub for Career Design and Connections

Incorporating guest speakers, industry experts, class projects, and other experiential learning into your classroom instruction can yield powerful outcomes… but it’s such a pain sometimes! During this session, you will learn how the new team in the Kuhlin Hub for Career Design & Connections can help support you inside and outside of the classroom through their engagement with industry.  

 During this session, you will learn about:

  • How you can engage with the Kuhlin Hub and request support
  • The types of organizations that have partnered with BGSU and are willing to help
  • Opportunities for you and your classes to engage with organizational partners

Date & Time:

February 22, 2024, 10:45-11:30 a.m.

Location:

Online via Zoom (register for link)

Event Type:

CATL Spotlight

What is Service-Learning?

Facilitator: Hoang Do, Assistant Director, C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement

Join the C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement for a workshop on service-learning pedagogy. Gain a deep understanding of service-learning’s core principles and the benefits for both educators and students. Whether you are new to service-learning pedagogy or are seeking to enhance your existing courses, you will leave with a clear understanding of how service-learning can enrich your courses and contribute to your students’ holistic development.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Understand the core principles and concepts of service-learning pedagogy including its definition, principles, and history.
  • Recognize and articulate the benefits of integrating service-learning into your teaching practices. 
  • Identify opportunities for incorporating service-learning pedagogy into their courses.

Dates, Times & Locations:

  • February 20, 2024, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Olscamp 106)
  • March 18, 2024, 10:30-11:30 a.m. (Olscamp 106 or online via Zoom)

Event Type:

Workshop

Categories:

  • Expectations
  • Support
  • Engagement

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