What's happening in CTLR in May, June and August?

2014 Spring Pedagogy Series  

We are pleased to offer the schedule for the 2014 Spring Pedagogy Series.   The 9th edition of this series is brought to you through the collaborative efforts of the Center for Teaching, Learning & Research, the Sponsored Research Office, the First-Year Seminar Program, the Office of the Dean of Curriculum, Library and Information Services, and the Writing Program.   This series builds upon the faculty development programming offered across the 2013/14 academic year, including the Academic Roundtable series, an innovative J-term course on Contemporary Teaching in the Liberal Arts, and a multi-day podcast workshop.

■ Annual Grant-Writing Workshop

Thursday, May 29, 9:15 am -  3:30 pm - Axinn 220

9:15 am – 12:30pm & 12:30 - 3:30 pm

 Morning – 9:15 am – 12:30 pm (includes lunch)

Timothy Billings, Erik Bleich, Bill Waldron

The workshop will focus on writing grant and fellowship proposals for humanities and social science research or curricular projects, but the general advice about proposal preparation will apply to all types of grant proposals.  The faculty panelists will provide insights about crafting successful proposals and advice about the actual process of grant-writing. Staff will provide a grants office perspective. There will be an exercise designed to illuminate the ins and outs of good grant writing.

Afternoon  – 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm  (join us for lunch at 12:30)

Catherine Combelles, Peter Nelson

The workshop is designed for faculty preparing proposals for submission to federal agencies (eg, NSF, NIH).   This session includes a formal presentation with tips to help you create optimally effective proposals.  The faculty panelists with share their experiences in writing successful proposals and provide advice about strategy and process.          Staff will provide the grants office perspective.

12:30 pm – Lunch served in Axinn 220


Tuesday, June 3, 10:30 am – noon - Wilson Media Lab, LIB 220

Online Identity Part 1

Joe Antonioli

With every click, post, tweet, checkout, like, search, digg, friend, tag and other activities we have created a record of our time spent interacting with web sites that are viewable from anywhere in the world. What do our web sites and social media activity say about us? This workshop will explore the meaning that others give to our digital identities, and present some strategies for managing our identities in the digital space. NOTE: Attendees must be comfortable with having their name searched for.

Noon - Lunch served in CTLR, LIB 225


Wednesday, June 4, 10:30 - 12:00 pm - LIB 230

Designing Effective Presentations
Shel Sax

Presentation software (PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi) is perhaps the most common technology used in the classroom by both instructors and students.  Yet faculty often feel constrained by the software, and students voice frustration about PowerPoint becoming the focus of a class. In this session, we will discuss ways of making presentations more effective through the stages of preparation, design,and delivery.

11:20 - 12:00 pm - Wilson Media Lab & LIB 230

In the second half of this session, we invite you to submit slides from your presentations that you’d like to improve or are dissatisfied with. Shel Sax, Joe Antonioli, and Heather Stafford will be available for individual consultations to help with conceptual and technical issues.  If you are interested, please forward a representative presentation that you'd like to discuss to Shel Sax (sax@middlebury.edu).

Noon - Lunch served in CTLR, LIB 225


Wednesday, June 4, 1:30 - 3:00 pm - Wilson Media Lab, LIB 220

Beyond PowerPoint

Joe Antonioli

New software and mobile devices provide the person at the front of the room with more options for presentations. This tech demo will look at applications that take us beyond the PowerPoint deck and mobile devices that can support our ventures into untethered pedagogies.

Noon - Lunch served in CTLR, LIB 225

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Friday, June 6, 10:30 am - noon - Wilson Media Lab, LIB 220

■Online Identity Part 2 - Electronic Portfolios

 Heather Stafford

What do you find when you Google . . . yourself? Put what you’ve learned about your online identity into practice as we work on constructing a digital presence through the use of an eportfolio. This is a hands-on workshop where participants will learn how Middlebury’s instance of WordPress can be used to construct a professional web presence.  In preparation for this session participants may want to collect text and media files to include in the web site design process. No level of WordPress expertise is required --  just a creative spirit!

Noon - Lunch served in CTLR, LIB 225



The Annual Writing and Teaching Retreat will be held Thursday, August 21 – Friday, August 22, 2014 at Mountain Top Inn  (http://www.mountaintopinn.com/).  Please let us know if you will attend by contacting the Center for Teaching, Learning & Research ctlr@middlebury.edu or call ext. 3131.