NEIU Center for Teaching and Learning

NEIU Center for Teaching and Learning The Center for Teaching and Learning at Northeastern Illinois University offers support for both full-time and part-time faculty. NEIU's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is located in the Ronald Williams Library and offers support to full- and part-time faculty who want to refine their teaching skills, experiment with new instructional formats, and apply educational technologies in their classes.

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Noteworthy at Northeastern: Focused on wellness | Northeastern Illinois University
04/15/2021
Noteworthy at Northeastern: Focused on wellness | Northeastern Illinois University

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Focused on wellness | Northeastern Illinois University

In this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern, read about the University’s new partnership with Heartland Health Centers to provide COVID-19 vaccinations for their current patients to help slow the pandemic. Also, the Nuevas Voces Ten-Minute Play Festival and Contest announced their Octob...

Individual consultation on D2L/Google suite is available. Make an appointment here. https://calendly.com/sson2021
04/15/2021
S*k Son

Individual consultation on D2L/Google suite is available. Make an appointment here. https://calendly.com/sson2021

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03/25/2021

Café Conversations: Addressing Whiteness in Academia

Friday, April 23 (2:30-4:00 p.m.)

Description: Join us for an informal, ongoing series of conversations for white and white presenting faculty to expand our consciousness around what it means to be white or white presenting, and how to interrupt behaviors that unintentionally do harm to students and colleagues of color. This may be the last season of the spring, but we are already making plans to expand our conversation this summer. We’ve got some ideas and look forward to hearing your ideas at this session.

Please register in advance using this Registration Form.

03/25/2021

Critical Digital Pedagogy: What is Student Engagement?

Tuesday, April 20 (4:15-5:30 p.m.).

Description: Over the past year, faculty have worked overtime to engage students in the distanced, virtual space. But what does meaningful engagement look like? How can we foster, as Paolo Freire writes, “an education of question [that] can trigger, motivate, and reinforce curiosity”? In this session, we will explore strategies for empowering students to take ownership of their engagement in the online space. Recommended reading: “Ethical Online Learning: Critical Pedagogy and Social Justice”

03/25/2021

Scholarships 101 for Faculty

Wednesday, April 14 (1:00-2:00 p.m.). Presenters: Michelle Morrow and Maureen Amos

Description: The top concern students have is how to pay for their college education. Yet many scholarships go unclaimed. This session will provide faculty information they can use to support their students. Session objectives include: understanding how the scholarship office fits into the University’s structure, finding out about the types of funding/scholarships that exist, and acquiring tips for assisting students in searching for and securing scholarships. A zoom invite to this session will be sent prior to the session, upon completion of this Registration Form.

03/25/2021

Enhancing Online Instruction Through Community Based Learning: Biochemistry for Elementary School Students During Covid-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, April 7 (11:00-12:00 p.m.). Presenters: Emina Stojkovic and Angela Nugent

Description: The presenters share the design and results from a collaboration between students in a Biochemistry course and elementary school students during the pandemic in an effort to further community-based learning. They will discuss the implications of their experience for faculty who want to incorporate similar projects in their upper level courses.

03/22/2021

If you missed a CTL workshop, go to Faculty Resource Collaborative. You will find the recordings of many CTL workshops.

Celebrating Womxn's HERstory Month | Northeastern Illinois University
03/10/2021
Celebrating Womxn's HERstory Month | Northeastern Illinois University

Celebrating Womxn's HERstory Month | Northeastern Illinois University

The Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs has a series of events scheduled this month in celebration of Womxn’s HERstory Month. This week, they’re honoring Northeastern’s Unsung Sheroes. Additionally, this week the University hosts the annual International Business Co...

Leigh Shamblin Champions Online Course Quality | NC State University
03/10/2021
Leigh Shamblin Champions Online Course Quality | NC State University

Leigh Shamblin Champions Online Course Quality | NC State University

Poole College of Management’s Leigh Shamblin serves as an official Quality Matters Peer Reviewer — lending her expertise in online course quality to faculty in her department and across NC State.

03/01/2021

Conversations in Critical Digital Pedagogy Topic: Reading the Fine Print: Data, Property, and Privacy in Ed Tech --Tuesday, March 23 from 4:15--5:30 p.m.

Facilitators: Lisa Wallis, Library; Liz Rodriguez, CTL

Description: We all do it: we click “I have read the Terms and Conditions” when signing up for a new app or website without actually reading. But what exactly are we agreeing to when we sign up for a cool new app? In this session, we’ll interrogate policies for “free to use” applications like Kahoot and Flipgrid and discuss the ethics of using educational technology in the classroom.

RSVPs encouraged using this Registration Form.

Zoom link to join

03/01/2021

Getting Interactive: Using PearDeck for Student Learning During Presentations --Wednesday, March 10 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Facilitator: Ariana Bancu, Linguistics

Description: In this workshop, we will learn about PearDeck, an add-on application for Google Slides. This interactive tool incorporates audio, video, interactive questions, and formative assessments in lecture presentations. It is useful in all instructional modes for creating more engaging, interactive lessons for students.

RSVPs encouraged using this Registration Form.

Zoom link to join

03/01/2021

How to Create a Partnership with Students Through D2L Communication Tools --Friday, March 5 from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Facilitator: S*k Son, Instructional Technology Specialist

Description: Creating partnerships in which faculty and students work together to ensure success is a critical equity-based practice. In this session, participants will explore ways to leverage the virtual learning environment to strengthen the relationship between instructor and student.

Zoom link to join.

03/01/2021

What to do on D2L: Mid-Semester.

Administering an informal evaluation is a great way to see how your class is going from a student perspective and gives you time to adjust your instruction accordingly. Now is a great time. Learn more on our CTL Website.

03/01/2021

Shortcut to Zoom Recordings.

It is important to delete your Zoom recordings on the cloud as soon as possible so that we do not run out of Zoom storage space. Instead, you can download your recordings to your Google drive (and then delete your recording from your Zoom account). To make this process easier, please see this Shortcut to Zoom Recordings.

03/01/2021

Changes to LMS/D2L processes coming.

Our new LMS Systems Administrator, Alvin Butler, has been busy conducting a deep analysis of D2L roles, permissions, use (and under-use) of D2L tools, and our past practice of purging (or not ever having purged) old courses and course shells in the system. This examination is part of an initiative to “clean house” so that we can run D2L with the security and productivity that our students deserve. Stay tuned for further information and guidance as we make some much needed improvements.

Getting Started With Brightspace D2LA Learning Center course designed for Administrators and Instructors who are quickly...
02/23/2021
Getting Started With Brightspace

Getting Started With Brightspace D2L

A Learning Center course designed for Administrators and Instructors who are quickly transitioning from Face-to-Face to Online Learning.

A Learning Center course designed for Administrators and Instructors who are quickly transitioning from Face-to-Face to Online Learning.

Photos from Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs at NEIU's post
02/23/2021

Photos from Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs at NEIU's post

Northeastern awards first George Floyd Social Justice Scholarships | Northeastern Illinois University
02/15/2021
Northeastern awards first George Floyd Social Justice Scholarships | Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern awards first George Floyd Social Justice Scholarships | Northeastern Illinois University

The George Floyd Social Justice Scholarship was created in response to Floyd’s death and the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and numerous Black Americans who were tragically and senselessly killed. Their deaths sparked mass protests throughout the country and around the world last summer.....

Good Reads from 2020: Our NIDL Top 10 Journal Articles
02/09/2021
Good Reads from 2020: Our NIDL Top 10 Journal Articles

Good Reads from 2020: Our NIDL Top 10 Journal Articles

This is the 5th year that our NIDL team has produced a list of top 10 “good reads” from open access journal articles published over the course of the year. While many of us would like to forget the…

What is the best way to stay warm in this freezing weather? How about the engaging discussion over digital critical peda...
02/09/2021
Critical Digital Pedagogy: a Definition

What is the best way to stay warm in this freezing weather? How about the engaging discussion over digital critical pedagogy? You all are invited.

What is Critical Digital Pedagogy? An Introduction
Tuesday, February 9, 4:15--5:30 p.m.

We are better users of technology when we are thinking critically about the nature and effects of that technology. What we must do is work to encourage students and ourselves to think critically about new tools (and, more importantly, the tools we already use).

02/05/2021

Faculty Resource Collaborative is ready!

For those of you in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Goodwin College of Education, you are now able to access the new Faculty Resource Collaborative site on D2L. The course is located under the Department Sharing tab in your My NEIU Courses. This is a site requested by your colleagues that the CTL set up as a way to connect with your peers, share best practices, offer suggestions and engage in discussion with one another. From time-to-time, we will post articles, videos and other timely information. However, any of you can (and should) post material and raise important issues related to teaching and learning.

02/05/2021

A new survey of Quality Matters HE Coordinators finds mixed news when it comes to accessibility course design practices. While many best practices and tools are being used, a lack of institutional/faculty support for inclusivity remains. Learn more in the second of three white papers from Dr. Rae Mancilla & Dr. Barbara Frey. http://bit.ly/AccessibilityWP2

Looking for learning opportunities to hone your online teaching skills? Check out the CTL's upcoming sessions and join t...
02/04/2021
Upcoming Events | Northeastern Illinois University

Looking for learning opportunities to hone your online teaching skills? Check out the CTL's upcoming sessions and join the sessions.

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Northeastern Illinois University, City Colleges of Chicago awarded Equity Transfer Initiative grant | Northeastern Illin...
02/01/2021
Northeastern Illinois University, City Colleges of Chicago awarded Equity Transfer Initiative grant | Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University, City Colleges of Chicago awarded Equity Transfer Initiative grant | Northeastern Illinois University

The American Association of Community Colleges has awarded Northeastern Illinois University and the City Colleges of Chicago an Equity Transfer Initiative (ETI) partner grant. This partnership will improve the transfer process from the City Colleges to Northeastern. It is the only grant in the state...

02/01/2021

Compassionate Teaching Strategies

Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Presenters: Shedeh Tavakoli, Ph.D. and Laura Tejada, Ph. D.

Description: Compassion-based teaching approaches have significant effects on overall well-being and performance. The range of physiological effects of compassionate practices and their positive effect on prosocial cognitive competencies and behavior are well documented. In this session, we will engage in a dialog on practical methods that enhance connections between faculty and students, and build resiliency. Using examples, the presenters will demonstrate several compassion-based approaches when teaching distressed students.

Zoom link

02/01/2021

Conversations in Critical Digital Pedagogy: What is Critical Digital Pedagogy? An Introduction

Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 4:15 - 5:30 pm

Presenter: Liz Rodriguez

Description: Join us for the inaugural session of a series of conversations interrogating the ethics, affordances, and trade-offs posed by teaching with and through technology. During this session, we will discuss Jesse Stommel’s brief article “Critical Digital Pedagogy: a Definition,” which applies the work of Paolo Freire to present a framework for using technology in ways that are liberatory, collaborative, and multivocal.

RSVPs encouraged

Zoom link to join the session

Northeastern Illinois University joins online learning quality assurance agreement
01/12/2021
Northeastern Illinois University joins online learning quality assurance agreement | Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University joins online learning quality assurance agreement

Northeastern Illinois University has joined the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), a collection of more than 2,100 colleges and universities committed to expanding students’ access to educational opportunities by providing more efficient, consistent and effe...

01/12/2021

Café Conversations: Addressing Whiteness in Academia

Friday, January 29 (2:30-4:00 p.m.) Facilitators: Laurie Fuller, Kris Over, Sandra Beyda-Lorie

Description: Join us for an informal, ongoing series of conversations for white and white presenting faculty to expand our consciousness around what it means to be white or white presenting, and how to interrupt behaviors that unintentionally do harm to students and colleagues of color.

Please register in advance using this Registration Form.

01/12/2021

Welcoming Student Voice Through Collaborative Learning-Thursday, January 28 (10:00-11:00 a.m.) Presenters: Jeremy Babcock, Ru Dawley & Sandra Beyda-Lorie

Description: Collaborative learning (small group) activities help students construct knowledge toward a common purpose. Presenters will share the core elements of collaborative learning and tips for successful implementation. Presenters will also engage participants in a few examples for using this instructional method in the virtual environment.

01/12/2021

Addressing Compassion Fatigue: Trauma-Informed Practices for Faculty & Staff -Tuesday, January 19 (1:00-2:00 p.m.) Presenters: Michele Kane and Laura Tejada

Description: The 2020 Pandemic posed unique mental health challenges for our students. Faculty and staff have done their utmost to listen, support, and provide an unconditionally loving presence to our students. Yet, these deep connections may create conditions which increase our risk of developing compassion fatigue. So, the question is: who cares for the care-giver? How can we find the time to manage self-care amidst our daily lives? Our presenters will offer research-based guidance and self-care strategies to mediate empathy-induced stress and anxiety.

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