January Teaching Workshops

January 2018 Workshop Schedule and Registration

We invite you to join us for one or more of the January 2018 Workshops on College Teaching.

All of the following sessions will be held in the Memorial Union Building (MUB) Room 156 from 9:00am to 12:00pmfollowed by lunch and informal discussion.

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



As of December 15, 2017: The workshop on Monday January 8th is FULL. If you select this workshop on the Registration Form, you will be placed on a WAITLIST.

Monday, January 8th - Preparing, Using, and Evaluating Rubrics to Assess and Improve Student Learning Outcomes Expected of Graduates of UNH Majors

Rubrics are explicit criteria that describe faculty expectations for levels of student knowledge and or performance in relation to expected learning outcomes. Rubrics can be associated with a course assignment or exam, overall expected learning outcomes in a course, and expected learning outcomes for graduates of a major. In this workshop, we will prepare faculty to develop, use, and evaluate rubrics to assess student work in their courses and to assess overall student learning outcomes expected of graduates of academic majors. 

This workshop will comprise the following four parts:

Part 1: We will provide an overview of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Value Rubrics. These rubrics were developed and validated by AAC&U in collaboration with hundreds of U.S. colleges and universities.

Part 2: We will present AAC&U’s 16 Value Rubrics. Examples include: Inquiry and analysis, Critical thinking; Written communication; Oral communication; Quantitative literacy; Information literacy; Problem solving; Ethical reasoning; Integrative Learning.

Part 3: We will demonstrate how value rubrics can be used to assess student work in individual courses and as part of an overall assessment of student learning outcomes expected of graduates of academic majors.

Part 4: Participants will assess examples of students’ work using several of the rubrics and they will develop a plan for how they will use the rubrics going forward—in their courses and as part of their department’s overall assessment of student learning outcomes in the major.

Presenters: Victor Benassi, Faculty Director, CEITL, Professor of Psychology, Elizabeth Tappin, Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Coordinator, CEITL, and  Rachel Rogers, Associate Professor of Psychology, CCRI


Wednesday, January 10th - Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) Classrooms – Lessons Learned

The Hamilton Smith TEAL classrooms opened for classes for the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester. This workshop, jointly sponsored by CEITL and Academic Technology, will feature a panel of faculty who taught in a TEAL classroom. Panelists will talk about how they structured learning activities that were facilitated by the TEAL classroom environment.


Scott Kimball: Academic Technology
Ken Mitchell: Academic Technology
Charli Valdez: English Department &n Women's Studies
Gabrielle Petrucelli: Occupational Therapy
Sean McLaughlin: Recreation Management and Policy

Thursday, January 11th - Open Educational Resources, Part 2: Application: Integrating OER into Your Course Curriculum 

Jointly sponsored by CEITL, Academic Technology, and the University Library, this workshop continues with the second in a series of three hybrid workshops. 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.

Part 2 of the series will introduce licensing of OER, help you to begin to integrate OER materials into your course. The Second two modules in the OER Foundations Course that accompanies this series have a selection of brief readings that will prepare you for this workshop.

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 components of this series (three workshops and the OER Foundations Course) will receive a CEITL Workshop Award of Participation, and receive a total of 8 Points toward the CEITL Participation Certificate

Before Workshop:

For this workshop and Series consider a potential course for which you will adopt OER materials

You do not need to be enrolled in the CEITL Workshop Award of Participation Series to attend this workshop

Presenters: TBA


For your information, the OER Workshop Series includes the following four components:

  1. OER Foundations Course (available to you in myCourses late September) – incorporated and taken in conjunction with the three workshops below:
  2. Talk about Teaching, Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Part 1: OER Fundamentals: Getting Started which will the OER Foundations Course topics:
    • Why OER?
    • What types of resources are available as OER, and how do I find and evaluate them?
  3. January Workshop, January 11, 2018 - Part 2: OER Application:  Integrating OER into Your Course Curriculum which will cover the OER Foundations Course topics:
    • How are OER licensed?
    • How can I integrate OER and other freely-available materials into my open courses/curriculum?
  4. Talk about Teaching, Spring, 2018 (date TBD) - Part 3: OER and Beyond: Implementation/Adaptation/Assessing Your OER which will cover the OER Foundations Course topics:
    • What if I want to adapt an OER, or produce my own OER?
    • What kind of support is available at UNH?
    • How do I assess the learning benefits of my OER course? 

As of December 18, 2017: The workshop on Monday January 16th is FULL. If you select this workshop on the Registration Form, you will be placed on a WAITLIST.

Tuesday, January 16th - Responding to Student Writing--Beyond the Red Pen

In this session, we will deal with the ever-present question of how to effectively and efficiently respond to student writing.  Traditional forms of feedback will be addressed, but we will also discuss newer modes of feedback (digital, audio).  There will be a cross-disciplinary faculty panel who will share their practices followed by a hands-on period in which attendees will be able to workshop their feedback methods/tools.  Representatives from UNH Academic Technology (Media and Collaboration) will be on hand to consult with attendees. 


Jennifer Frye: RMP
Leslie Curren: BIO
Marieka Brouwer-Burg: ANTH
Mike McIntire: MEDIA & COLLAB
Ed Mueller: WPGM





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