The CUT seminar series offers a crash course in the essentials of teaching in higher ed. Most departments require a certain number of seminars to earn the CUT: consult the FPP website to find out about your CUT requirements.

Fall 2018 Schedule

Fundamentals of Instructional Design with Prof. Tiffany Koszalka, IDDE
Wednesday, October 10, 5:15-6:30 pm in Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Bldg. REGISTER HERE

  • This seminar will explore how incorporation of instructional design principles into instruction can help enhance success in reaching expected learning outcomes. The session will begin with a brief overview of the principles of learning (what is learning and how does it work) and instruction (how can instruction be designed so that it facilitates learning). This will be followed by a review of a variety of higher education cases, focusing on the nature of the learning in each case and what the instruction might look like. Finally, to encourage sharing of ideas, attendees will have the opportunity to present a case of their own for feedback from the audience. We will summarize with a debrief session emphasizing how you might go about critiquing and enhancing your instruction to more fully engage your students and help them achieve expected learning outcomes.


Online Teaching and Learning: Challenges and Opportunities with Dr. Michael Morrison, Associate Director of Academic Service Centers, ITS
Friday, October 19, 1:00-2:30 pm in Kittredge Auditorium, HBC REGISTER HERE

  • Teaching an online course is very different than teaching students face-to-face. Learning to effectively use instructional technologies is part of the challenge. So is interacting with students that you don’t see in person. This workshop will explore the unique challenges and opportunities in an online class and will provide strategies for delivering online content, engaging remote students, and creating an online conversation. Also covered will be techniques for assessing online students and methods for providing meaningful and timely feedback.


Lesson Planning as Learning Planning with Prof. William Robert, Religion
Thursday, October 25, 5:00-6:30 pm in Falk 104 (McNaughton Hall) REGISTER HERE


Universal Design for Learning: Foundations and Applications with Dr. Diane Wiener, Director of the Disability Cultural Center
Monday, November 5, 5:30-7:00 pm in Kittredge Auditorium, HBC REGISTER HERE


Active Learning: Making the Most of “Lecture” Time with Prof. Jason Wiles, Biology
Monday, November 12, 3:45-5:15 pm in Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Bldg. REGISTER HERE