Ongoing Professional Development

New Engineering GSIs and EECS IAs are required to participate in ongoing professional development (OPD).

To fulfill your OPD requirement, you must choose and complete one of the following three activities. GSIs and EECS IAs must declare their ongoing professional development choice by Friday, September 13, 2019. 

1. Active Learning Practice 

This session offers an opportunity to practice active learning techniques by presenting a lesson to a small peer group. Prior to the session, please prepare a 10-minute active learning lesson on an introductory topic in your field. Click here to learn more about Active Learning Practice and how to prepare. 

Please register for one of twelve available sessions listed below. You will need to report no later than the indicated start time to Gorguze Family Laboratory, Room 211 for your session.

  • Tuesday, October 1, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 1, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 1, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 2, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 2, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 2, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 3, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 3, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 3, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday, October 4, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Friday, October 4, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Friday, October 4, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Click here to register for a Fall 2019 Active Learning Practice. Please email crlte-reg@umich.edu with any questions.

2. Midterm Student Feedback (MSF) + Written Reflection 

You may participate in a Midterm Student Feedback (MSF) session with one of our helpful Engineering Teaching Consultants (ETC)You will work with an ETC to gather and discuss feedback from your students to help you build on your teaching strengths and improve the class. Learn more about the MSF process here. 

Registration for a Fall 2019 MSF session is not yet open. You must upload your written reflection to Canvas by Friday, November 15, 2019. The final date to request an MSF is Friday, October 18, 2019

3. CRLT-Engin or CRLT Seminar + Written Reflection 

Register for a CRLT-Engin or CRLT seminar that has been approved for this term, listed below. After attending, submit a written reflection about the strategies you learned during the workshop and how you can apply one strategy to your current or future teaching. Upload your written reflection to Canvas by Friday, November 15, 2019.

Assessing Participation: What? How? and Why?
For All Interested Individuals
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Palmer Commons, CRLT Seminar Room 1013
Registration opens Aug. 26
 
Decoding the U of M Engineering Classroom
For GSIs, IAs, and Postdoctoral Fellows
Monday, September 16, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Lurie Engineering Center, Johnson Rooms
Register
 
It’s Time for Action: Generating an Active Learning Plan
For GSIs, IAs, and Postdoctoral Fellows
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lurie Engineering Center, Johnson Rooms
Register
 
Let’s Make a Screencast
For All Interested Individuals
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Palmer Commons, CRLT Seminar Room 1013
Registration opens Aug. 26
 
Teaching for Inclusion and Equity
For All Interested Individuals
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Palmer Commons, CRLT Seminar Room 1013
Registration opens Aug. 26
 
Making Teamwork Work
For GSIs, IAs, and Postdoctoral Fellows
Friday, October 18, 2019
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lurie Engineering Center, Johnson Rooms
Register
 
Are They “Getting It?” Low-stakes Ways to Assess Student Learning
For GSIs, IAs, and Postdoctoral Fellows
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Lurie Engineering Center, Johnson Rooms
Register
 
Using Digital Tools to Facilitate Student Collaboration
For GSIs, IAs, and Postdoctoral Fellows
Thursday, October 31, 2019
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Palmer Commons, CRLT Seminar Room 1013
Registration opens Aug. 26

Teaching in Tumultuous Times
For All Interested Individuals
Monday, November 4, 2019
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Lurie Engineering Center, Johnson Rooms
Register