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The NTLC hosts and facilitates many programs throughout the year that are
designed to provide instructors access to outstanding speakers,
workshops, and opportunities to gather with other colleagues who are
passionate about improving their teaching practices and enhancing
student learning. In August, the Center offers
several such events including the New Instructor Workshop. During January Professional Development Week each year, the NTLC
hosts some type of event that either showcases UW-Stout faculty teaching
and learning project outcomes or sponsors a speaker/workshop. In May,
instructors associated with the Center are featured during a half-day
event affectionately known as MayDay. It is a true celebration of what
has been achieved throughout the year.
During UW-Stout's January Professional Development Week, the Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center offers programming which may include showcasing instructor teaching strategies in the classroom, hosting a speaker, or conducting a morning workshop. Please watch for our announcements and join in the fun!
On May 16th, faculty, staff and administrators attended this year's MayDay activities focused on Creating Confidence and Innovation in the Classroom. Learn more . . . MayDay 2014 Program
Presenters for the 2014 MayDay Event included: Denise Goers, Hanna Bendroth, Julie Peterson, Olga Lopukhava, Dang Yang, Cyndi Kernahan, Bryan Beamer, Mandy Little, Julie Peterson, Deanna Schultz, Peter Galante, Joan Navarre, Marya Wilson, Genesea Carter, Mike Mensink, Marlann Patterson, Dave Plum, Sylvia Tiala, Virginia Lea, Melody Brennan, Susan Wolfgram, and Dick Herling.
The following new instructors attended this year's workshop held August 11-14, 2014:
Ali Ahmed - CSTEM
Crystal Aschebrener - CAHSS
Elizabeth Barone - CAHSS
Lynn Batchelder - CEHHS
Barbara Bear - CSTEM
Meriem Chida - COM
Frazier Clark - COM
George Duychak - COM
Damayanthie Eluwawalage - CSTEM
Colleen Etzbach - CEHHS
Maura Frana - CAHSS
Joseph Haker - CAHSS
Dennis Jones - COM
John Keston - CAHSS
Ganna Kotenko - CSTEM
Mark Krines - CSTEM
Rhonda Loverude - CAHSS
Alex McLaren - CSTEM
Laura Moyer - CAHSS
Colleen Murphy - CEHHS
Colin O'Reilly - CAHSS
Peter Olson - CAHSS
Betsy Pudliner - COM
Greg Schneider-Bateman - CAHSS
Nicole Simpkins - CAHSS
Tiffany Smith - CEHHS
John Spartz - CAHSS
Suzanne Stenson-O'Brien - CAHSS
Steven Stong - CAHSS
Sapna Thapa - CEHHS
Lucia Weilein - CAHSS
Tami Weiss - CEHHS
During mid-August, NTLC hosts its annual workshop for new faculty and academic staff. This workshop focuses on teaching and student-related issues that directly impact new hires. Examples of effective strategies for teaching are shared, as well as research and service, often by seasoned faculty. One of the many benefits of attending this workshop is the camaraderie that is created and the wonderful networking that occurs.
Woven into the event are opportunities for instructor dialogue, exchange of classroom teaching strategies, and new ideas. The workshop experience is designed to help instructors transition into their courses, learn about services and resources that the NTLC and others provide, and to connect to fellow educators who are passionate about teaching, and the research and service activities they are involved in.
The Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center facilitates summer institutes on a variety of teaching and learning related issues that are topical and responsive to faculty needs and university priorities. Please contact Renee Howarton to discuss ideas and to get more information on scheduled workshops.