We are happy to announce the 2020-21 program of CTL Seminars and Workshops. In an attempt to provide variety in content and structure—and in response to the current global and fiscal uncertainties—we are offering fewer activities than typical at this time. We encourage you to review these options carefully, consult with your chair, and consider applying to one or more of these activities. Please check the descriptions below for further details.

    For information about being compensated for successful completion of seminars, see the CTL Seminar Compensation Guidelines.

    The deadline to apply for most seminars was May 26 at 11:59 pm. Most seminars require filling out the 2020-21 Seminar application form.

    The 2020-21 CTL offerings fit into the following categories:

    • Pedagogy-focused seminars linked to the diversity of our College community and our digital learning initiatives.
    • Focus Seminars of short, intensive collaborative learning opportunities around Inquiry & Problem Solving and the Digital Communication Ability.
    • A new Workshop model that provides space for preliminary learning around a topic and discussion around potential next steps for expanding the work.

    Our faculty’s creativity, knowledge and expertise, and deep commitment to our students are on full display in these offerings. One of the CTL’s guiding principles is the value of learning collectively in meaningful social contexts that allow us to slow down and think together. That’s what our Seminars are designed to make happen. To learn more about the offerings, meeting calendars, and expectations for participants, please see the full descriptions by clicking on the name of each activity below. Where appropriate, the description also includes a link to the online application.

    At the core of CTL Seminars is a focus on student learning and success. Many Seminars highlight a Learning Matters Core Competency or Ability, helping faculty build students’ 21st century learning skills. Assignment design and their articulation with disciplinary ways of knowing will shape many discussions as we continue to work with programs and departments to develop cohesive and effective strategies to help students advance and thrive. We look forward to learning with you!