CTE 2021 Summer Institute (May 17 – 20)

The CTE Summer Institute provides an opportunity for GGC faculty to strengthen and enhance their teaching skills through a series of workshops on a variety of innovative and effective teaching practices. Feel free to sign up for any or all of the workshops listed below.

For workshop descriptions and facilitator information, please go to the CTE 2021 Summer Institute website.

Monday 05/17

Critical Thinking Training (Day 1) – 9:30 – 3:30  pm

A Data Analytic Ecosystem to Drive First-Year Student Success – 10:00 – 11:00 am

Engaging Students in Self-Care – 11:00 – 11:30 am

Tuesday 05/18

Critical Thinking Training (Day 2) – 9:30 – 3:30 pm

Turning Your Dissertation into Publication (Day 1) – 10:00 – 11:15 am

A Data Analytic Ecosystem to Drive First-Year Student Success – 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Wednesday 05/19

Turning Your Dissertation into Publication  (Day 2)– 10:00 – 12:00 pm

What are we doing today? – 11:00 – 12:00 pm

Tech Tools for Online Engagement – 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Thursday 05/20

Student Engagement with mmhmm – 11:00 – 12:00 pm

Stress Less Plant-Based Cooking – 12:00 – 1:00 pm

USG Office of Faculty Development – Summer 2021 Webinar Series

We are happy to announce the Summer 2021 webinar series from the USG Office of Faculty Development. These workshops, offered by experts from your teaching and learning centers, will help prepare faculty to create meaningful, intentional learning experiences for their students. For workshop descriptions and registration, please go to:


We hope you’ll take in one (or all).  Please pass these along to any of your colleagues you think would be interested.

– Reflection-Based Classroom Activities – 06/09 @ 11:00 a.m.
– Free Technology Tools to Teach YOUR Way – 06/18 @ 11:00 a.m.
– Student Readiness: Returning to Campus – 06/22 @ 11:00 a.m.
– Designing ePortfolios to Support Student Learning: The Hows, Whys, and Some Stories – 06/29 @ 11:00 a.m.
– Motivation and Gamification – 07/07 @ 11:00 a.m.
– Documenting Effective Teaching Behaviors – 07/20 @ 11:00 a.m.
– Building a Certified Peer Observation Program: Improving Teaching and Removing Biases – 07/28 @ 11:00 a.m.
– How to Help Students Write a Resume – 08/04 @ 11:00 a.m.

Webinar: One Year Later – Higher Education Students, Faculty, and Institutions Reflect on Digital Learning

Free WebinarOne Year Later – Higher Education Students, Faculty, and Institutions Reflect on Digital Learning

Wednesday, April 28 | 2:00 p.m. ET   Nearly a year after the pandemic created a massive shift to online learning, how have students, professors, and institutional leaders managed the new academic normal? How have best practices and feelings toward digital learning changed throughout the past year?

Starting in April 2020, Bay View Analytics, OLC, Cengage and other leading learning organizations began releasing the findings of quarterly surveys to understand the changing landscape of digital learning throughout the pandemic. The first three surveys, focusing on faculty and administrators, showcased the insights and needs of those two groups. This fourth installment reveals the student perspective as well.

During this webinar, leaders from Bay View Analytics and OLC examine how the responses have shifted throughout the year and how the students’ perspectives compare to those of faculty and administrators. Additionally, one higher ed administrator and one student will describe their personal digital learning experience over the past year.

Participants will:
Hear how views and practices of digital learning have shifted throughout 2020 and 2021 Analyze predictions and optimism for the future
Learn top strategies for the continuation of digital learning during and post-pandemic  
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EDUCAUSE Webinar: The Top Three Platforms for a True Learning Ecosystem

Tuesday, 04/06 @ 1:00 p.m.

Beyond an LMS, what makes up a modern, effective, learning ecosystem? What is the “pecking order” of platforms and solutions at most colleges or universities, and are we ensuring that these tools support student success while driving staff and faculty efficiencies? How do those platforms and solutions integrate into a seamless experience? This session will inform IT leaders about effective practices for building and leveraging a higher education learning ecosystem.


  • Identify the most effective parts of a learning ecosystem
  • Leverage strategies for user-facing solutions that augment success
  • Find solutions to better connect learning to technology support

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Chronicle of Higher Ed webinar: Race, Class, and Student Voices

Monday, 03/29 @ 2:00 p.m.

The faces of student representation are changing. Presidents elected to lead student bodies at several predominantly white institutions this year are the first Black student in the role. And the leaders are emphasizing issues like diversity, inclusion, advocacy, equitable policing, and the mental health of all students. What is on their agendas, and how are they working to achieve it?

As part of The Chronicle’s series examining race and class in higher education, a panel of student-body presidents from around the country will share their goals and ideas for creating more inclusive institutions. How do student leaders think colleges are faring so far on promises they’ve made? How can colleges show they’re following through?

The panel — co-hosted by Sarah Brown, senior reporter at The Chronicle, and Jael Kerandi, student representative to the Board of Regents and former president of the Minnesota Student Association at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities — will also include Danielle Geathers, president of the MIT Undergraduate Association; Assata Gilmore, president of the Purdue Student Government; and Roaya Higazi, president of the Undergraduate Student Government at Ohio State University.

They will discuss:

  • The commitments and resources students want from their colleges
  • How to involve student leaders in institutional decision-making
  • Effective forms of communication between students and administrators
  • What it means to be a “first” and why representation matters

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Teaching & Learning Day 2021

Our fifth annual and first virtual Teaching and Learning Day is on Friday, March 26, 2021! Help us celebrate the fresh thinking and pedagogies of GGC faculty and staff related to enhancing teaching and learning. The event  provides a forum for individuals and groups to share work related to teaching, learning, and technology, including but not limited to:

  • course design (face to face and hybrid),
  • assignment design,
  • engaged pedagogies (including experiential learning),
  • assessment strategies,
  • research on teaching and learning, and
  • efforts to enhance student success. 

The sessions also provide an opportunity to reach a broad audience and initiate conversations with colleagues sharing similar interests. The event will feature opening remarks by Dr. George S. Low, Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs / Provost.

Access the program by clicking here . The event starts at 12:30 PM. We look forward to seeing you there!

Chronicle of Higher Ed webinar – Higher Ed’s Remote-Work Experiment

Thursday, 03/25 @ 2:00 p.m.

Covid has radically — and rapidly — changed the role of the campus in higher ed. As the pandemic stretches into another year, faculty and staff are asking, “What is the college workplace of the future?”

Register for Higher Ed’s Remote-Work Experiment, produced in partnership with Educause, to hear thoughts from our panel of experts.

  • What are faculty and staff thinking now?
  • What permanent changes are colleges planning for?
  • And what best practices are emerging for managing a higher ed workforce?

Join us as we examine the lessons learned over the past year and discuss the changes to come in the months ahead.

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Inside Higher Ed Webinar – State of Continuing Education 20201: Avoid the Engagement Gap

Wednesday, March 24 @ 2:00 p.m.

Only 10% of respondents feel their website is “very effective” at driving engagement, enrollment, and retention.

Higher education providers of every description have struggled to deliver an experience that keeps pace with the expectations of today’s learners. After all, everyone enrolling in postsecondary programs has shopped on Amazon, watched content on Netflix, and ordered an Uber. Massive personalization and instant delivery are now a must-have in every digital interaction.

During this web event, we will share research from our recent “State of Continuing Education 2021” survey, which sheds light on the opportunities and challenges facing leaders in higher education across North America.

We will also discuss some of the most pressing challenges colleges and universities need to make to deliver the modern digital experience today’s students expect – featuring higher education leaders at the forefront of this seismic shift.

Register today to learn how you can identify a modern learner engagement gap in your institution, and take action to address it.

Can’t watch the webcast live? Register anyway – all registrants will receive a recording of the webcast and a copy of the presentation.

MIT Open Learning Talks – Hip Hop, Technology, and Narrative

Thursday, March 18, 4pm ET
Zoom link: https://mit.zoom.us/j/98027492244 

Twitter: #OLTalks

Join MIT CSAIL professor and MIT Center for Advanced Virtuality director D. Fox Harrell in conversation with Rocky Bucano, director of the Universal Hip Hop Museum (UHHM), as they discuss working at the intersection of art, music, social consciousness, and emerging technology. Harrell and Bucano will talk about their [R]evolution of Hip Hop Breakbeat Narratives project and share insights on the significance of the UHHM for Black, Latinx, and other diverse forms of cultural expression, and the ways technology can help create inclusive spaces and immersive educational experiences for a diverse public. An audience Q&A will follow their conversation.

This online talk is free and open to the public! Register here to get a reminder.Open Learning Talks bring together leaders to discuss new research-based ideas, technologies, and efforts in education, at MIT and around the world. View past and upcoming Open Learning Talks.

KSU SoTL Summit: Call for Proposals (deadline April 30)

Thursday, October 7th – Friday, October 8th, 2021    

We invite you to submit proposals for the 2021 fully virtual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Summit! 
We are accepting sessions in two formats:

SoTL Briefs, which report the findings of a SoTL study or a synthesis of research on teaching and learning

Innovative Teaching Talks, which share a new or noteworthy teaching idea that has not yet been subjected to scholarly inquiry

Proposal submission deadline: 11:59 PM Friday, April 30, 2021

Submit a Proposal Here

ANNOUNCING OUR INVITED WORKSHOPS   Facilitated by leaders in the SoTL field, these interactive 75-minute workshops, included in your registration, offer participants at all levels of SoTL experience – from those brand new to SoTL to those who are SoTL leaders at their institutions – an opportunity to put what they have learned into action.  We are pleased to offer the following workshops in addition to our keynote address for the 2021 virtual SoTL Summit:  

Advancing Inclusive Teaching: The Power of Student Partnership in SoTL
Tracie Marcella Addy, Ph.D., M.Phil.  Associate Dean of Teaching & Learning
Director of Center for the Integration of Teaching, Learning, & Scholarship
Lafayette College

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: What It Is, How You Do It, and Why You Should Laura Cruz, Ph.D.  Associate Research Professor
Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence
Pennsylvania State University  

Building Institutional Capacity for SoTL through Advocacy
Jennifer C. Friberg, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow Interim Director, Center for Teaching, Learning, & Technology
Cross Endowed Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Illinois State University  

Playing Hopscotch to Generate Well-Informed SoTL Research Designs
Iván M. Jorrín Abellán, Ph.D. Professor of Educational Research
Bagwell College of Education Research Catalyst
Kennesaw State University    


Since 1993, thousands of educators in colleges and universities from across the country and globe have participated in this interdisciplinary conference to share results from their Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) projects and to discuss innovative teaching techniques. 

Originally known as the Georgia Conference on Teaching and Learning, then the Research on Teaching and Learning Summit, this conference was rebranded as the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Summit to better reflect the movement and growth of the SoTL field. 

This year’s all-virtual SoTL Summit has adopted a developmental focus to help participants at all levels of SoTL experience grow as teacher-scholars, offering how-to interactive workshops as well as sessions on SoTL projects and cutting-edge topics in pedagogy.

Register Today!