Ongoing Professional Development

New Winter 2020 Engineering GSIs and EECS IAs are required to participate in ongoing professional development (OPD).

To fulfill your OPD requirement, you must complete one of the following three activities. Please register for your OPD selection below. For questions about requirements, please contact Krista Quinn <kristaqu@umich.edu> from the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education.

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. More information on how to prepare for Active Learning Practice, and where to go, can be found here.

Registration is canceled for one of six available sessions: 

  • Wednesday, March 18, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 18, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 19, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 19, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 19, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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 by clicking here

Requests for a Winter 2020 MSF session will open at the start of classes. You must upload your written reflection to Canvas by Friday, March 27, 2020. The final date to request an MSF was Friday, February 21, 2020

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, March 27, 2020.

Teaching for Equity and Inclusion
For All Interested Individuals
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
CRLT Seminar Room, 1013 Palmer Commons

Designing Learning Goals: Targeting Concepts Behind a Formula
For GSIs, IAs, and Postdoctoral Fellows
Monday, January 27, 2020
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Lurie Engineering Center, Johnson Rooms

Principles and Practices of Anti-Racist Pedagogy
For All Interested Individuals
Monday, February 3, 2020
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
CRLT Seminar Room, 1013 Palmer Commons

It’s Time for Action: Generating an Active Learning Plan
For GSIs, IAs, and Postdoctoral Fellows
Monday, February 10, 2020
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Lurie Engineering Center, Johnson Rooms

 
The Science of Learning
For GSIs, IAs, and Postdoctoral Fellows
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Lurie Engineering Center, Johnson Rooms

 
Disability and Accessibility in Teaching
For All Interested Individuals
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
CRLT Seminar Room, 1013 Palmer Commons

Teaching with Technology: Incorporating Digital Media
For GSIs, IAs, and Postdoctoral Fellows
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
CRLT Seminar Room, 1013 Palmer Commons


Writing and Grading Multiple Choice Exams: An Online Workshop
For All Interested Individuals
February 26 – March 11, 2020
Online

How Stereotype Threat, Impostor Syndrome, and Growth Mindset Affect Student Learning
For All Interested Individuals
Friday, February 28, 2020
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Lurie Engineering Center, Johnson Rooms

Rubrics 101: Content, Transparency & Grading
For All Interested Individuals
March 27 – April 15
Online

4. NEW Alternative Assignment Option, given the COVID-19 situation.

Complete the following online activity: https://umich.instructure.com/courses/365962/assignments/989468. Completing this written activity is the equivalent of attending one seminar, Midterm Student Feedback, or Active Learning Practice session.