January Teaching Workshops

January 2019 Workshop Schedule and Registration

We invite you to join us for one or more of the January 2019 Workshops on College Teaching.

Attendance at January Workshops are each eligible for 1-point toward the CEITL Participation Certificate



Date:  January 15, 2019
Time: 9am – 12 noon
Room: MUB Room 156

Cognitively-based Study Strategies Positively Affect Student Learning, and Are Easy to Incorporate into Course Assignments

Abstract: Cognitively-based study strategies promote student learning in academic courses, but many students are unaware that some strategies produce better learning outcomes than others; moreover, students often use strategies that can hinder their learning. This workshop will first offer two cognitively-based study resources: The Learning Strategies Module, illustrating hands-on cognitively-based learning strategies for student use in any learning environment (as well as an introduction to the Student Cognition Toolbox, in development); Stephen Chew’s video series How to Get the Most Out of Studying, which informs students on the cognitive basis of effective learning and guides them in developing effective study strategies.

Presenters will then describe three applications of cognitively-based active learning strategies, integrated into courses at UNH, that benefitted academic performance and helped students to achieve course objectives:

  • Retrieval Practice
  • Prompted Self-explanation
  • Spaced Practice

Workshop leaders will guide participants in designing learning activities that they can incorporate into their own courses, with the goal of promoting better student learning.

Catherine Overson, Interim Director, CEITL
Lauren Kordonowy, Science of Learning Project Coordinator
Victor Benassi, Professor Emeritus and Faculty Director, CEITL (2007-2018)

Date: January 15, 2019
Time: 1pm – 3:30pm
Room: MUB Room 156

Open Educational Resources (OER), Part 1: Fundamentals: Getting Started

Jointly sponsored by CEITL, Academic Technology, and University Library, this workshop introduces the first in a series of three hybrid workshops (including two Spring 2019 Talk about Teaching workshops) in conjunction with the OER Foundations Course (link to course below) housed in myCourses. This series is designed to provide you with an overview of the OER landscape, allowing you to identify, integrate, and produce OER for your own courses and to find support for your efforts on the UNH campus.

For this series, think about a potential course for which you will adopt OER materials.

Part 1 of the series will introduce the concept of OER, help you to distinguish OER from other types of “open” resources, and guide you in locating and evaluating resources for your own course. The first two modules in the OER Foundations Coursethat accompanies this series have a selection of brief readings that will prepare you for this workshop.

OER Foundations Course prep:

1.      Why OER?
2.      What types of resources are available as OER, and how do I find and evaluate them?
3.      How are OER licensed?

We will begin with an overview of the highlights of the course readings followed by workshop activities designed to assist you in locating and evaluating potential OER for your course. Bring your syllabus, textbooks and other course resources along with your laptop to make this working session most productive!

Faculty and Staff who complete all four components of this series will receive a CEITL Workshop Award of Participation and receive a total of 8 Points (1 point for completing each Series component, and a bonus 4 points) toward the CEITL Participation Certificate.

For more information about this CEITL Workshop Award of Participation Series, please click here

To enroll in this series and access the OER Foundations Course, please click here

OER Working Team
UNH OER Faculty Ambassadors

Date:  January 16, 2019
Time: 9am - 12 noon
Room: Conant Hall: Global Education Center, Room 113

Internationalizing Your Teaching: Assessments, Interaction & Expectations

Workshop 2 of series

Abstract: This workshop invites instructors who are keen to adapt their strategies for teaching international students. Co-facilitated by two experienced educators, the workshop will focus on three key areas of teaching practice: academic expectations and course planning, student interaction and collaboration, and writing and assessments. Instructors will benefit from frameworks to internationalize their course design and pedagogical approach, a toolkit of practical techniques for immediate use in class, and opportunities to discuss questions, dilemmas, and best practices with a community of other instructors. Drawing on a wealth of educational research on supporting international students and English Language Learners, the workshop will provide strategies that benefit international students and domestic learners with a variety of learning needs.

John Lacourse, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Nina Kositsky, Teaching & Learning Specialist, Global Student Success Program

Date: January 17, 2019
Time: 9am - 12 noon
Room: MUB Room 156

Writing Rubrics--Promises and Practices

Abstract: Although the literature is contested on the efficacy of rubrics to provide meaningful feedback and evaluation of student writing, there is no question about the growing attraction of rubrics in many fields of teaching and assessment. Although we may not be able to completely bridge the gap between these operative concepts, we will examine definitions, models, and practices for using rubrics in connection with student writing, both formative and summative. A faculty panel will share their experiences with writing rubrics and participants will have time to work on their own rubrics during the workshop. 

Ed Mueller, Director, UNH Writing Programs
Molly Campbell, Senior Lecturer, Department of English
Stephanie Harzewski, Senior Lecturer, Department of English



Inclement Weather Policy:  If you have a question concerning whether the workshop will be held due to weather conditions, please call us at (603) 862-0233 between 8:00 – 9:00 am on the day of the session.  If you have any questions, send an email to us at: teaching.excellence@unh.edu