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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
    29
    Tue

    Responding to Microaggressions in the Classroom – (September 29, 2020 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 282

    “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 Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95903506756?pwd=Nk1HdkdwVUR0bkhGZmRtZkJ6Nzc4UT09 Meeting ID: 959 0350 6756 Passcode: 917770

  2. Oct
    6
    Tue

    Green Zone Module 1: Core Training – (October 6, 2020 02:00 pm – 03:30 pm)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 44

    MVP Green Zone Module I: Core Training is open to all faculty and staff members and is the first module in this veterans’ advocacy training. This program is designed to assist faculty and staff to better serve student veterans and their family members on campus. In this module, attendees will learn about transition issues which veterans face as they transition out of the service and into the university environment, Texas Tech's population of veteran students, and on/off campus resources. This Green Zone module I must be taken before subsequent training modules can be scheduled. Other modules include: Understanding Benefits, Mental Health, Disability Support Services, Advising Veterans, Hiring Veterans, and Special Topics.

  3. Oct
    8
    Thu

    How to make a class of 250 feel like a class of 25. – (October 8, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 296

    In this session Dr.  Jeffrey Harper, PhD. Assistant Professor of Practice from the Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business will discuss practical assignments and tools that he has used successfully over the years to help students feel that a large lecture class is not really that large at all. He has experience teaching 700+ students across 3 sections without  TA support, and will share some unique insights into making an online classes have a high standard for learning and a community of learners feel from both the faculty and students’ perspective. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95127792438   

  4. Oct
    14
    Wed

    Understanding Assumptions: The Effect of Bias on The Classroom – (October 14, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 291

    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 Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96759781269?pwd=WW1GTWtHYjhBUDVRVkMrekw2RTc0UT09 Meeting ID: 967 5978 1269 Passcode: 605044

  5. Oct
    20
    Tue

    Accessibility for Everyone – (October 20, 2020 01:00 PM – 01:30 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 299

    This session will focus on best practices for engaging all students in class activities. General strategies for utilizing Universal Design for Learning in an online learning environment will be discussed. Specific ideas on how to include students with hearing impairment, visual impairment, and autism in online course discussions will be addressed. An opportunity for sharing “what works for you” will be included. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98823911011

  6. Oct
    28
    Wed

    Interculturality Across the Curriculum – (October 28, 2020 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 300

    Part of our mission at TTU is to “[prepare] learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce” and the most recent Quality Enhancement Plan focuses on Communicating in a Global Society. These are clearly important goals for the education of all students at TTU, regardless of major. But what are strategies and resources for faculty to include the building and assessment of interculturality regardless of field of study? In this session, Dr. Raychel Vasseur, Assistant Professor of Spanish in Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, will begin with an overview of key skills of interculturality, move to how to incorporate developing such skills in your students and where to find additional resources, regardless of discipline, and finally, how you might assess student progress. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98859206382

  7. Nov
    2
    Mon

    Responding to Microaggressions in the Classroom – (November 2, 2020 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 297

    “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 Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95903506756?pwd=Nk1HdkdwVUR0bkhGZmRtZkJ6Nzc4UT09 Meeting ID: 959 0350 6756 Passcode: 917770

  8. Nov
    9
    Mon

    Understanding Assumptions: The Effect of Bias on The Classroom – (November 9, 2020 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 293

    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 Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96759781269?pwd=WW1GTWtHYjhBUDVRVkMrekw2RTc0UT09 Meeting ID: 967 5978 1269 Passcode: 605044

  9. Nov
    17
    Tue

    Tenure Academy – (November 17, 2020 01:30 PM – 05:00 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 298

    2020 Tenure Academy Agenda Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/95023817908

  10. Dec
    3
    Thu

    Understanding Assumptions: The Effect of Bias on The Classroom – (December 3, 2020 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 297

    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 Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96759781269?pwd=WW1GTWtHYjhBUDVRVkMrekw2RTc0UT09 Meeting ID: 967 5978 1269 Passcode: 605044

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