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 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 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 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 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 May 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 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 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 Tech Talk Series. 

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

Upcoming Events | Workshops

  • Intro to Canvas, at capacity 
    Friday, July 17 | 10:00am – 12:00pm


  • Capturing Student Participation in a Remote Course
    Tuesday, July 21 | 11:00am – 12:15pm


  • Facilitating Synchronous Discussions
    Wednesday, July 22 | 11:00 am – 12:15 pm


  •  Canvas Open Lab
    Thursday, July 23 | 10:00am – 1:00pm


  • We’re in this Together: Collaboration and Cultural Responsiveness
    Thursday, July 23 | 2:00pm – 3:15pm


  • Canvas Testing, Assignments and Grading
    Friday, July 24 | 10:00am – 12:00pm


  • Using Zoom within Canvas
    Monday, July 27 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm


  • Multimedia Learning: What is it? Why does it matter? How can I use it?
    Tuesday, July 28 | 2:00pm – 3:15pm


  • Canvas Testing, Assignments and Grading
    Wednesday, July 29 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm


  • Using Social Constructivism to Create Online Student Learning Communities
    Thursday, July 30 | 11:00am – 12:15pm


  • Canvas Open Lab
    Friday, July 31 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm


  • Using Assignment-Design Charette: A Collaborative Process to Strengthen Assignments
    Thursday, August 6 | 1:00pm – 2:15pm


  • August Faculty Workshops
    August 12, 13 & 19 | Multiple Sessions


  • New Faculty Orientation
    August 17 & 18 | Multiple Sessions