Fall Teaching Kickoff 2019

With the fall semester approaching, new and returning faculty are busy preparing for the first day of classes by updating the syllabus and organizing lesson plans for their courses. However, it is also a great time to consider new ideas that can help enhance teaching effectiveness. The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is offering a series of interactive workshops and roundtable discussions to help with these preparations at its annual Fall Teaching Kickoff.  There are four workshops being offered to help faculty gear up for the start of the fall semester.  

  • “Syllabus Clinic for New Instructors,” is an opportunity for faculty to receive feedback and guidance on their syllabus drafts and make last minute tweaks to support student learning.  
  • Creating Conditions for Well-Being in Georgia Tech’s Learning Environments” will engage faculty in conversation about practical strategies they can employ to create a learning environment that promotes student well-being.  
  • Smarter Feedback: Providing Enhanced Feedback through Digital Technology, will explore options for giving students feedback, leveraging the tools available through Canvas.  
  • “Graduating Global Citizens: A Roundtable Discussion, will engage participants in discussion about how to help students develop global perspectives, address global challenges and navigate cross-cultural contexts.    

These workshops will take place in the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons (CULC) between 9am and 2:30pm, each workshop is ninety minutes long), on August 12. You can learn more about the Fall Teaching Kickoff and registering for workshops here. 

Carol Subiño Sullivan

Carol Subiño Sullivan is the faculty teaching and learning specialist for the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). She works with faculty who want to improve student learning in their classes using evidence-based teaching approaches. In addition to the the workshops and other programs offered through CTL, Carol partners with faculty and schools interested in developing discipline-specific workshops or other initiatives. Prior to her current role, Carol served as the teaching assistant (TA) development specialist at CTL and partnered with academic units to develop a tailored curriculum for the TA preparation course CETL 8000. Carol earned her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Indiana University in 2012 where her research focused on a Mexican community dedicated to the practice of traditional Guniean dance and drumming. She has taught anthropology courses at Indiana University South Bend and the University of West Georgia. At Georgia Tech, Carol teaches HTS 2813 Near Peer Mentoring: An Experience in Urban Education, a service learning course, and the courses in the Tech to Teaching program.

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