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Welcome to the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center!  Our primary mission is to support the university’s commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. Whether you’re an advisor looking for professional development workshops, a faculty member interested in talking about your teaching or considering how to implement service learning in your course, or a graduate student looking for resources and ways to improve your teaching, we can help!

Please click on the session title to see a description and to register for the event.

  1. Sep
    21
    Tue

    What are your students worried about? How to Empathize and Empower – (September 21, 2021 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 153
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 153

    Available Seats: 37

    Teacher empathy is not a new pedagogical strategy. For instructors to enter their courses with empathy, they must be aware of the current stressors and pressures impacting their students (Rogers, 1969). Approaching teaching in a facilitator role, instructors are responsible for the culture and climate of a classroom from day one. The ability to capture data on student stressors impacts how an instructor enters a student/teacher relationship and can alter course policies to be more student centered. Mary Norman and Lisa Low (Assistant Professors of Practice, College of Media and Communication) conducted a survey of 279 undergraduate students in fall 2020 to determine the impacts of COVID-19 and a variety of learning circumstances. The survey incorporated the “Three Column Activity” (Mirsaleh-Kohan, 2020) and revealed common problems students were facing and solutions they identified. This exercise, as an aggregate, helps instructors to empathize with the living, learning, health, family, and financial situations students face—issues that predate the pandemic and are likely to continue. The activity also collects students’ self-analysis of the resources within their control to address their identified problems and a connection to their passions. While health was commonly mentioned, less than 9% were instances of contracting COVID-19 and many students reported non-health related concerns indicating that an introductory assignment such as this has merit in a non-pandemic classroom. The most common themes to emerge will be covered in the presentation along with how instructors can facilitate their students’ success without overwhelming themselves in the process. This study applies to any discipline or higher education program. The study was conducted using a centralized survey system and did not ask for any identifying information such as courses enrolled in. The activity itself would be a helpful addition to any instructor’s first week of class, provided that they seek a way for empathize with their students’ personal and academic challenges.

  2. Sep
    22
    Wed

    Teaching Academy Info Session: Tips for improving your application for the Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award – (September 22, 2021 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 294

    Join the Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award Selection Committee Chair, Dr. Kirsten Cook, for this virtual informational session about preparing an application for your department. He will offer insight on the committee's selection process, give advice based on past applications, and answer any questions you might have about building a strong application. For more information about this award, please visit the Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award webpage.   Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97855165129

  3. Sep
    22
    Wed

    Introduction to the IRB – (September 22, 2021 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 31

    The Office of Human Research Protection Program is excited to announce that we will be offering weekly informations sessions for graduate students and faculty members. The sessions will be spaced out in a span of five weeks beginning this fall semester. Graduate students and faculty will have the option to attend all sessions or choose which ones will better fit their questions and or their research needs. Join Zoom Meeting: https://texastech.zoom.us/j/99090572295?pwd=KzY5Tzl2Mjg0TlBRTXVpVEVhaVZVZz09 Meeting ID: 990 9057 2295 Passcode: 832327

  4. Sep
    23
    Thu

    Understanding Assumptions: The Effect of Bias on The Classroom – (September 23, 2021 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 267

    In this introductory workshop, you will begin to gain an awareness and understanding of how our assumptions, bias, and stereotypes form and function in the classroom, and what effects bias can have on students’ learning. We will consider the implications of bias on student learning in the classroom and their experiences at Texas Tech University. Most importantly, we will discuss specific strategies for the classroom that can help to mitigate the effects of implicit bias on students’ learning. Join the session by clicking: https://zoom.us/j/96759781269

  5. Sep
    29
    Wed

    Navigating Cayuse IRB – (September 29, 2021 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 42

    The Office of Human Research Protection Program is excited to announce that we will be offering weekly informations sessions for graduate students and faculty members. The sessions will be spaced out in a span of five weeks beginning this fall semester. Graduate students and faculty will have the option to attend all sessions or choose which ones will better fit their questions and or their research needs. Join Zoom Meeting: https://texastech.zoom.us/j/96733871609?pwd=dEFwMDdrTUMvNll3ZThoSytoYVNPdz09 Meeting ID: 967 3387 1609 Passcode: 531554

  6. Sep
    29
    Wed

    Are You Interested in Integrating Community Outreach and Engagement into Your Teaching, Research, or Creative Activities? – (September 29, 2021 01:30 PM – 03:00 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 296

    Join us at this session to learn more about Outreach and Engagement, the difference between these two forms of high-impact practice, and their value to scholarship, student achievement, grant success, and more. You will also discover ways of incorporating outreach and engagement into your curriculum, research/creative activities, and scholarship; as well as learn about our faculty support services and resources to assist you in this process.

    Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/95424209547

     

  7. Sep
    30
    Thu

    John M. Burns Conference: Thursday Afternoon Keynote – (September 30, 2021 03:30 PM – 05:00 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 264

    Advancing Scholarly Teaching Practices and Evaluation of Teaching with Dr. Noah Finkelstein Decades of research and scholarship provide us essential tools for enhancing our teaching, improving our evaluations of teaching, and implementing these approaches.  This interactive talk will build on theories of teaching, learning, and institutional change to argue for and share the results of change initiatives that advance our educational mission. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/94163663145

  8. Oct
    1
    Fri

    John M. Burns Conference: Friday Morning Workshop – (October 1, 2021 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 271

    Making Change Happen: Transforming the Evaluation of Teaching with Dr. Noah Finkelstein This working session will review materials and approaches that build on longstanding work to advance teaching evaluation in higher education.  We will review a synthetic framework that defines categories of quality practice, consider forms of evidence collected from students, peers, and self-review, and approaches for implementation. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98673623417

  9. Oct
    4
    Mon

    Academic and Student Support Department Program Assessment and Nuventive Improve Training – (October 4, 2021 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 151
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 151

    Available Seats: 50

    An opportunity for staff to receive interactive training in how to use the on-line assessment platform Nuventive Improve. Also, the Office of Planning and Assessment will be available to review current department assessment plans and brainstorm ways to improve reporting. These sessions are designed as a come and go workshop, so that you may request help specific to your department's needs.

  10. Oct
    5
    Tue

    Responding to Microaggressions in the Classroom – (October 5, 2021 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 277

    “Microaggressions are brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward people of color.” (D.W. Sue et al., American Psychologist, 2007, p. 271) In this workshop, we will explore the concept and the common occurrence of microaggressions and discuss the effects on students and the classroom climate. Participants will have an opportunity to consider and practice a communication framework as one strategy to respond to microaggressions in the classroom. Our goal is to leave this session better prepared to respond to these situations and increase the likelihood of maintaining a supportive classroom climate for all students. Join the session by clicking: https://zoom.us/j/95903506756

  11. Oct
    5
    Tue

    Academic and Student Support Department Program Assessment and Nuventive Improve Training – (October 5, 2021 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 151
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 151

    Available Seats: 50

    An opportunity for staff to receive interactive training in how to use the on-line assessment platform Nuventive Improve. Also, the Office of Planning and Assessment will be available to review current department assessment plans and brainstorm ways to improve reporting. These sessions are designed as a come and go workshop, so that you may request help specific to your department's needs.

  12. Oct
    6
    Wed

    Data Collection and Privacy, Confidentiality & Security – (October 6, 2021 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 151
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 151

    Available Seats: 46

    The Office of Human Research Protection Program is excited to announce that we will be offering weekly informations sessions for graduate students and faculty members. The sessions will be spaced out in a span of five weeks beginning this fall semester. Graduate students and faculty will have the option to attend all sessions or choose which ones will better fit their questions and or their research needs.

  13. Oct
    7
    Thu

    What can I expect during my first years as a new faculty member? A Panel Discussion – (October 7, 2021 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 153
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 153

    Available Seats: 20

  14. Oct
    7
    Thu

    Academic and Student Support Department Program Assessment and Nuventive Improve Training – (October 7, 2021 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 151
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 150

    Available Seats: 50

    An opportunity for staff to receive interactive training in how to use the on-line assessment platform Nuventive Improve. Also, the Office of Planning and Assessment will be available to review current department assessment plans and brainstorm ways to improve reporting. These sessions are designed as a come and go workshop, so that you may request help specific to your department's needs.

  15. Oct
    7
    Thu

    Teaching Academy Info Session: Tips for improving your application for the Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award – (October 7, 2021 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 298

    Join the Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award Selection Committee Chair, Dr. Kirsten Cook, for this virtual informational session about preparing an application for your department. He will offer insight on the committee's selection process, give advice based on past applications, and answer any questions you might have about building a strong application. For more information about this award, please visit the Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award webpage. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98538483862

  16. Oct
    8
    Fri

    Academic and Student Support Department Program Assessment and Nuventive Improve Training – (October 8, 2021 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 151
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 151

    Available Seats: 50

    An opportunity for staff to receive interactive training in how to use the on-line assessment platform Nuventive Improve. Also, the Office of Planning and Assessment will be available to review current department assessment plans and brainstorm ways to improve reporting. These sessions are designed as a come and go workshop, so that you may request help specific to your department's needs.

  17. Oct
    11
    Mon

    What do I use in Raiderlink and Faculty Dashboard, especially when it’s time to submit grades or I have questions about FERPA? – (October 11, 2021 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 280

    Provided remotely, this hands-on training will allow us to navigate thru Raiderlink, your Faculty Dashboard (including grading) and an opportunity to ask detailed questions about FEPRA.   Need assistance submitting your grades, locating your class roster, info about your students or why FERPA is pertinent to your course, please join this training. Presented by Kristi Fonzeca-Williams, M.Ed. from the Office of the Registrar. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97767083023

  18. Oct
    13
    Wed

    How Can OIA Help to Internationalize Your Professional Career? – (October 13, 2021 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 153
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 153

    Available Seats: 41

    Join the Office of International Affairs for a face-to-face informational workshop. Presentations will highlight resources for:

    • Curricular and co-curricular internationalization
    • International research and development
    • Global collaboration and partnerships
    Presenters: Dr. Sukant Misra, Vice Provost for International Affairs, Dr. Paul Pare, Director of Center for Global Communication, Mrs. Reagan Ribordy, Director of International Programs, and Ms. Whitney Longnecker, Director of Study Abroad

  19. Oct
    13
    Wed

    Recruitment and Consent Procedures – (October 13, 2021 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 151
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 151

    Available Seats: 46

    The Office of Human Research Protection Program is excited to announce that we will be offering weekly informations sessions for graduate students and faculty members. The sessions will be spaced out in a span of five weeks beginning this fall semester. Graduate students and faculty will have the option to attend all sessions or choose which ones will better fit their questions and or their research needs.

  20. Oct
    13
    Wed

    Teaching Controversial Subjects: How to Manage Hot Moments in the Classroom – (October 13, 2021 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 254

    This session will consider how to prepare for controversial class discussions while addressing topics in intentional, strategic, and critical ways. Sometimes controversial topics and discussions can feel like they are getting away from us or seem to be going in different directions than we anticipated or planned. In this workshop, we will give clear steps to identify, address, and move through controversial topics in a productive way that focuses on developing critical thinking skills while centering your learning objectives. Instead of ignoring or avoiding complex and dynamic topics, these strategies will help you to create supportive, engaging, and transformative learning environments. Join this session in Zoom by clicking: https://zoom.us/j/96311865670

  21. Oct
    14
    Thu

    Are You Interested in Integrating Community Outreach and Engagement into Your Teaching, Research, or Creative Activities? – (October 14, 2021 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 294

    Join us at this session to learn more about Outreach and Engagement, the difference between these two forms of high-impact practice, and their value to scholarship, student achievement, grant success, and more. You will also discover ways of incorporating outreach and engagement into your curriculum, research/creative activities, and scholarship; as well as learn about our faculty support services and resources to assist you in this process.

    Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98150338337

     

  22. Oct
    14
    Thu

    OPA Coffee Breaks: Understanding the Texas Tech Alumni Association – (October 14, 2021 02:30 PM – 03:30 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 150
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 150

    Available Seats: 19

    The TTAA has a long history of support to the university dating back to the first graduating class. Learn more about the association's history, membership structure, independent status, alumni programming, scholarship support and overall commitment to the TTU community. Operating both the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center and Frazier Alumni Pavillion, the TTAA exists to unite Techsans in the traditions and academic mission of Texas Tech.

  23. Oct
    15
    Fri

    Gender & Sexual Identities Colloquium – (October 15, 2021 08:30 AM – 04:00 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 151
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 151

    Available Seats: 45

    Since its inception in 2009, the colloquium has served as a forum where speakers, discussants, presenters, panelist and the general audience members can engage in vigorous exchanges centering on gender and sexual identities in terms of empowerment and commitment to social justice. The Gender & Sexual Identities Colloquium highlights feminist research and debates challenging Western culture definition of gender as a binary concept, with two rigidly fixed options: male or female, both grounded in a person's physical anatomy. Through multiple presentations we intend to reach farther into the understanding of biology, gender expression, and gender identity as intersected in a multidimensional array of possibilities.

  24. Oct
    15
    Fri

    Title IX Lunch and Learn | Pride Week Special Guest: Kyle Velte – (October 15, 2021 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 153
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 153

    Available Seats: 39

    Title IX Lunch and Learn for Faculty and Staff is a monthly series hosted by the Office for Student Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct. Once a month, the Title IX Team will provide lunch and faciliate an interactive workshop for faculty and staff, highlighting a different topic related to sexual violence, discrimination, and harrassment and promoting a safe campus community. University employees are welcome to attend all monthly workshops or attend an individual session. Interested in becoming more knowledgeable and effective in responding to interpersonal violence, sexual violence, discrimination, harassment, and trauma? Join us for Raiders Against violence, an all-day, in-depth training for faculty and staff on December 2nd (registration available through TLPDC).

  25. Oct
    18
    Mon

    Teaching Academy Information Session: How to optimize your application for membership in the Texas Tech Teaching Academy – (October 18, 2021 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 296

    History has shown that the process of applying for membership into the Teaching Academy can be a bit overwhelming. Besides meeting the necessary deadlines, there are different ways of assessing outstanding teaching; obviously student and peer evaluations are important, but so are academic contributions to education and novel approaches in the classroom. This 45-50 minute presentation will inform you as to what ways you can enhance your chances for membership by generating the strongest application possible. It will also emphasize providing your nominator and referee your completed application in a timely manner so that their letters can best reflect your strengths. This is a lunch session, please feel free to bring your meal! Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/92076921872

  26. Oct
    18
    Mon

    OPA Learning Series: Looking Back: Degree Program Assessment During the Pandemic – (October 18, 2021 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 150
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 150

    Available Seats: 40

    The past year has provided the university with no shortage of dilemmas to confront. The 2019-2020 Program Assessment Report demonstrates how TTU degree programs continued assessment during the COVID-19 pandemic, even when assessment was impossible. Join us as we discuss how departments and degree programs continued to monitor student learning during the transition to remote learning.

  27. Oct
    18
    Mon

    Ending the Cycle of Email Anxiety: Strategies for Making Sense of Your Inbox and Staying Productive – (October 18, 2021 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 281

    What if someone told you that you only needed to check your email three times a day? If that sounds impossible, this session is for you. While a powerful communication tool, email can also be source of anxiety, stress, and distraction. The presenter will share her perspectives about ending the stressful cycle of email informed by Jocelyn K. Glei’s (2016) book, Unsubscribe: How to Kill Email Anxiety, Avoid Distractions, and Get Real Work Done. The presentation will cover the science behind email anxiety, strategies for managing email anxiety, and the presenter’s experiences in implementing and tweaking those strategies in her role as a higher education professional and instructor. Participants will leave the session with an email routine tailored to their work environment, organization strategies to clear out a cluttered inbox, and a clear understanding of prioritizing when to read and answer emails. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/93950612733

  28. Oct
    19
    Tue

    How Can OIA Help to Internationalize Your Professional Career? – (October 19, 2021 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 153
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 153

    Available Seats: 44

    Join the Office of International Affairs for a face-to-face informational workshop. Presentations will highlight resources for:

    • Curricular and co-curricular internationalization
    • International research and development
    • Global collaboration and partnerships
    Presenters: Dr. Sukant Misra, Vice Provost for International Affairs, Dr. Paul Pare, Director of Center for Global Communication, Mrs. Reagan Ribordy, Director of International Programs, and Ms. Whitney Longnecker, Director of Study Abroad

  29. Oct
    20
    Wed

    After and IRB Approval- Q&A – (October 20, 2021 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 151
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 151

    Available Seats: 46

    The Office of Human Research Protection Program is excited to announce that we will be offering weekly informations sessions for graduate students and faculty members. The sessions will be spaced out in a span of five weeks beginning this fall semester. Graduate students and faculty will have the option to attend all sessions or choose which ones will better fit their questions and or their research needs.

  30. Oct
    21
    Thu

    Ending the Cycle of Email Anxiety: Strategies for Making Sense of Your Inbox and Staying Productive – (October 21, 2021 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 286

    What if someone told you that you only needed to check your email three times a day? If that sounds impossible, this session is for you. While a powerful communication tool, email can also be source of anxiety, stress, and distraction. The presenter will share her perspectives about ending the stressful cycle of email informed by Jocelyn K. Glei’s (2016) book, Unsubscribe: How to Kill Email Anxiety, Avoid Distractions, and Get Real Work Done. The presentation will cover the science behind email anxiety, strategies for managing email anxiety, and the presenter’s experiences in implementing and tweaking those strategies in her role as a higher education professional and instructor. Participants will leave the session with an email routine tailored to their work environment, organization strategies to clear out a cluttered inbox, and a clear understanding of prioritizing when to read and answer emails. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/95912166978

  31. Oct
    21
    Thu

    From Fear to Growth: Developing an Anti-Racist Pedagogy – (October 21, 2021 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 150
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 150

    Available Seats: 30

    How can we participate in anti-racist work when we feel stuck in a place of fear and shame? What do we need in order to move forward into a space of learning and growth? In this session, participants will examine their positions within a developmental continuum and reflect on their journey toward becoming anti-racist educators. Join us for this interactive discussion!

  32. Oct
    26
    Tue

    Co-Constructing the Responsive Classroom: Managing Conversations about Divisive Topics – (October 26, 2021 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 150
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 150

    Available Seats: 37

    As bell hooks notes in her book Teaching to Transgress, a classroom is a reciprocal learning environment. Educators must share important information but also should create a space in which students have voice and agency in the classroom. In this session, Dr. Aliza Wong and Dr. Dana Weiser will share strategies for co-constructing a responsive classroom environment in which students are able to navigate discussions about sexism, racism, heteronormativity, cisnormativity, and ableism as well as a variety of sensitive topics, such as sexual violence and structural racism. In these dialogues, educators must recognize that these discussions can be helpful or harmful to individuals with minoritized and marginalized identities, and balance the needs and lived experiences of diverse groups of students. Drs. Wong and Weiser will also share their experiences with the Honors College in developing and implementing a curriculum that impels students to engage with a number of divisive and sensitive topics.

  33. Oct
    26
    Tue

    Teaching Controversial Subjects: How to Manage Hot Moments in the Classroom – (October 26, 2021 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 153
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 153

    Available Seats: 16

    This session will consider how to prepare for controversial class discussions while addressing topics in intentional, strategic, and critical ways. Sometimes controversial topics and discussions can feel like they are getting away from us or seem to be going in different directions than we anticipated or planned. In this workshop, we will give clear steps to identify, address, and move through controversial topics in a productive way that focuses on developing critical thinking skills while centering your learning objectives. Instead of ignoring or avoiding complex and dynamic topics, these strategies will help you to create supportive, engaging, and transformative learning environments.

  34. Oct
    27
    Wed

    What can I expect during my first years as a new faculty member? A Panel Discussion – (October 27, 2021 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 153
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 153

    Available Seats: 22

  35. Nov
    1
    Mon

    OPA Learning Series: Unlocking the Mystery of NSSE: Data We Can Understand and Utilize – (November 1, 2021 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 150
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 150

    Available Seats: 40

    Every two years, TTU administers the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) to first-year students and seniors. The survey gathers data on how students spend their time and what they gain from the university. The Office of Planning and Assessment had our most successful NSSE administration in the spring and we recently received the results. Our learning series on NSSE explores those results and reports, how faculty and staff can use the data, and how we can continue to increase response rates in 2023. This session is for any faculty and staff that interact with students on a regular basis and want to learn more about student engagement.

  36. Nov
    3
    Wed

    Understanding Assumptions: The Effect of Bias on The Classroom – (November 3, 2021 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 153
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 153

    Available Seats: 29

    In this introductory workshop, you will begin to gain an awareness and understanding of how our assumptions, bias, and stereotypes form and function in the classroom, and what effects bias can have on students’ learning. We will consider the implications of bias on student learning in the classroom and their experiences at Texas Tech University. Most importantly, we will discuss specific strategies for the classroom that can help to mitigate the effects of implicit bias on students’ learning.

  37. Nov
    11
    Thu

    Title IX Lunch and Learn | Interpersonal Violence & Healthy Relationships – (November 11, 2021 12:30 PM – 01:45 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 153
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 153

    Available Seats: 40

    Title IX Lunch and Learn for Faculty and Staff is a monthly series hosted by the Office for Student Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct. Once a month, the Title IX Team will provide lunch and faciliate an interactive workshop for faculty and staff, highlighting a different topic related to sexual violence, discrimination, and harrassment and promoting a safe campus community. University employees are welcome to attend all monthly workshops or attend an individual session. Interested in becoming more knowledgeable and effective in responding to interpersonal violence, sexual violence, discrimination, harassment, and trauma? Join us for Raiders Against violence, an all-day, in-depth training for faculty and staff on December 2nd (registration available through TLPDC).

  38. Nov
    11
    Thu

    OPA Coffee Breaks: Prepare So you Don’t Panic: Why Emergency Management Matters to You – (November 11, 2021 02:30 PM – 03:30 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 150
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 150

    Available Seats: 40

    Have you ever heard, prepare for the worst and expect the best? No one wants the worst to happen, but if it does, being prepared can help manage the chaos. Join the TTU Office of Emergency Management as they visit about their role on campus and why it matters to you.

  39. Nov
    15
    Mon

    Responding to Microaggressions in the Classroom – (November 15, 2021 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 153
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 153

    Available Seats: 31

    “Microaggressions are brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward people of color.” (D.W. Sue et al., American Psychologist, 2007, p. 271) In this workshop, we will explore the concept and the common occurrence of microaggressions and discuss the effects on students and the classroom climate. Participants will have an opportunity to consider and practice a communication framework as one strategy to respond to microaggressions in the classroom. Our goal is to leave this session better prepared to respond to these situations and increase the likelihood of maintaining a supportive classroom climate for all students.

  40. Nov
    18
    Thu

    Cultivating an Inclusive Learning Environment – (November 18, 2021 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 150
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 150

    Available Seats: 16

    What is an inclusive learning environment? We know that we want to meet the diverse needs of all learners in our courses, but how and where do we start? In this session, we will identify practices that enable a diverse student body to participate fully in the learning process while feeling valued, challenged, and respected. Our discussion will include reflections on pedagogical practices, curriculum, classroom climate, common guidelines, interactions with students, and more as we consider how to build a learning environment that fosters success for all students. This workshop serves as a refresher on the concepts we discussed throughout the semester, with a focus on practical application. If you were unable to attend previous sessions, this is a great opportunity to gain an overview!

  41. Nov
    29
    Mon

    What do I use in Raiderlink and Faculty Dashboard, especially when it’s time to submit grades or I have questions about FERPA? – (November 29, 2021 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 294

    Provided remotely, this hands-on training will allow us to navigate thru Raiderlink, your Faculty Dashboard (including grading) and an opportunity to ask detailed questions about FEPRA.   Need assistance submitting your grades, locating your class roster, info about your students or why FERPA is pertinent to your course, please join this training. Presented by Kristi Fonzeca-Williams, M.Ed. from the Office of the Registrar. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97911346892

  42. Dec
    2
    Thu

    Raiders Against Violence – (December 2, 2021 08:30 AM – 05:00 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 153
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 153

    Available Seats: 40

    Raiders Against Violence is an all-day, in-depth training for faculty and staff who seek to be more knowledgeable and effective in responding to interpersonal violence, sexual violence, discrimination, harassment, and trauma. By engaging in interactive and participatory activities, attendees will leave confident and empowered as allies on campus to promote a positive University climate, support students experiencing stressful situations, and strengthen the University referral network to connect student’s with immediate resources and resolution options. Each participant will receive a certificate, a sign for their office door, and gift from our office in addition to their name being published in an online resource list for students.

  43. Feb
    3
    Thu

    Teaching Academy Information Session: How to optimize your application for membership in the Texas Tech Teaching Academy – (February 3, 2022 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 300

    History has shown that the process of applying for membership into the Teaching Academy can be a bit overwhelming. Besides meeting the necessary deadlines, there are different ways of assessing outstanding teaching; obviously student and peer evaluations are important, but so are academic contributions to education and novel approaches in the classroom. This 45-50 minute presentation will inform you as to what ways you can enhance your chances for membership by generating the strongest application possible. It will also emphasize providing your nominator and referee your completed application in a timely manner so that their letters can best reflect your strengths. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97792997431

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