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SCALE: Small Changes Advancing LEarning

Image of gears and ascending graph for Scale

Several CTE events feature well researched teaching approaches that require minimal preparation and grading and can be adapted by teachers in varied contexts.  They are inspired, in part, by Lang's 2016 book, Small Teaching

NEW for SPRING 2017 -- SCALE UP Micro-Workshops

A series of 30 minute workshops offered twice a week in Union 607. Designed to accommodate busy schedules, these micro-workshops highlight a teaching and learning topic and provide simple but effective strategies that can be incorporated into a course without much, if any, disruption of the course design. The same workshop occurs twice each week. You do not need to attend both days. Bring your lunch and enjoy spending time with colleagues starting at noon. The workshops begin at 12:20. Check the schedule here.


Online Offerings

The following workshops and handouts are available online via DORI (multipass required).

  • Transparent Assignment Design
  • Rubrics To Promote and Assess Student Learning
  • Faculty Peer Review of Teaching
  • Preparing an Effective Case for Third Year Review, Promotion, and Tenure
  • Designing Effective Adult Learning Experiences

Teaching & Learning Tips

"By leveraging the weight of the midterm pause and inviting students to reflect on their development, midterm evaluations can become more learning-centered." (Parrish)

Discover benefits of midterm evaluations here

See the Teaching & Learning Tips Archive to discover techniques to enhance your students' learning experience. 


The Flourishing Academic 

Check out The Flourishing Academic. This multi-voice blog features posts on teaching and learning by CTE staff and peer leaders. Please visit often, comment actively, and teach enthusiastically!