CTRL Events | Workshops

List of Events | Workshops

August Faculty Workshops

Every year before the beginning of the semester, the Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning, in collaboration with the University Library, hosts the May Workshop series, demonstrating new and innovative approaches to classroom teaching and research. Learn more about the August Faculty Workshops.

Ann Ferren Conference

This one-day annual conference, held the Friday before spring classes begin, features interactive, faculty-led panel sessions on current and important topics related to teaching, research, and learning. Learn more about the Ann Ferren Conference. 

Chalk Talk Series

The CTRL Chalk Talk Series supports focused discussions that are timely and relevant to all faculty at American University. The series, which are 75 minutes long, are designed to be responsive to the needs of faculty: topics can be submitted by as early as two weeks in advance, and the event can be scheduled anytime that best meets the needs of the faculty. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Learn more about the Chalk Talk Series. 

If you have ideas or topics for this series, please send them to ctrl@american.edu.

Critical Perspectives on Teaching and Learning Series (Other Events)

Part of our job as faculty is to translate our informational materials to students in a way that allows for learning to occur. These sessions will unpack and explore ways that instructors can foster classroom learning environments that allow for the success of a broad range of diverse learners. Learn more about the Critical Perspectives on Teaching and Learning Series.

If you have ideas or topics for this series, please send them to ctrl@american.edu.

Instructional Continuity Workshops

The Summer 2020 workshop series, co-sponsored by E-Learning Support, CTRL & the Learning Design team is listed below. Additional workshops may be added as we approach the Fall semester. The workshops are listed in order of when they will be offered.

May Faculty Workshops

This year’s program included curriculum-based workshops on topics such as active learning, curriculum design, and grading strategies; instructional technology workshops on topics such as video creation, creating surveys in Qualtrics, and the Blackboard gradebook; a Community-Based Learning institute; two Complex Problems Faculty Fellows Workshops; as well as “Office Hours” hosted by faculty from each of the AU Core’s five Habits of Mind. Learn more about the May Faculty Workshops.

Noontime Conversations

The Center for Teaching, Research & Learning sponsors two or three conversational lunches per semester focused on topics of special interest to Faculty. Learn more about the Noontime Conversations. 

New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation, held during the week before classes begin, serves as an introduction to the university for new tenure-line faculty and new term faculty. The program includes an overview of the university and students as well as information on teaching and resources to help you get off to a successful start. Learn more about New Faculty Orientation!

Research Software Workshops

We offer a robust schedule of Research Software Workshops to demonstrate the software we offer. Learn more about the Research Software Workshops. 

Tech Talk Series

The CTRL Tech Talk Series offers opportunities to learn about the technology that can be incorporated into your teaching and scholarship. The series, which are 75 minutes long, are designed to be responsive to the needs of faculty: topics can be submitted by as early as two weeks in advance, and the event can be scheduled anytime that best meets the needs of the faculty. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Learn more about the Tech Talk Series. 

If you have ideas or topics for this series, please send them to ctrl@american.edu.

Upcoming Events | Workshops

  • Canvas Quizzes
    Tuesday, April 13  | 11:00am – 12:15pm


  • Canvas Overview
    Wednesday, April 14 | 11:00am – 12:15pm


  • Canvas Assignments and Grades
    Monday, April 19 | 11:00am – 12:15pm


  • Faculty and Staff Happy Hour Chat
    Friday, April 23 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm


  • Zoom Within Canvas
    Monday, May 10 | 2:00pm – 3:15pm