To those of you who are joining us for the first time this quarter: welcome! And a warm welcome back to all our returning members as well.
During our first meeting next Thursday, October 17th at 1:10pm, we will discuss both the main ideas of this quarter’s theme, Students as Partners in Learning, as well as some of the topics we think would be fruitful areas to further explore as we move through the fall.
If you intend to complete the certificate program, you are required to facilitate at least one workshop this quarter. Certificate earners should come to the first meaning prepared to commit to a presentation date. If you’d like to present but don’t want a certificate, we’d be happy to have your insight! And facilitators are of course more than welcome to present on a topic of interest not mentioned above.
Don’t know how to facilitate a workshop? No problem! Presenters can format workshops however they like - the more interactive, the better! For some tips regarding how to structure your own presentation, come to our GTC meeting THIS Thursday for introductory workshop on the basic concepts behind our quarter theme, presented by Donnelly and myself. As always, our meetings take place on Thursdays each week from 1:10 - 2:00 pm in room 266 of Everson Hall. Bring a lunch (or a friend) if you like, and come prepared for some insightful information on this critical component of effective teaching!
We have an exciting quarter ahead of us, and we greatly look forward to all of the insights and explorations yet to come. Keep your eyes peeled - we’ll be sending out more information on each week’s workshop topic as it takes shape. As always, thank you for your interest in the GTC - we hope to see you there!
All the best,
Sarah and Donnelly
2013-2014 GTC Coordinators
Sarah Messbauer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donnelly West: email@example.com