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Knight Campus
Room 4560
(first floor of library)
Tel: 401-825-2478

Jeanne Mullaney
Assessment Coordinator

Michele Quaedvlieg
Website Content Manager

CITLA News & Events (updated April 13, 2016)

CITLA Spring Symposium 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Warwick Campus, Time & Room TBA          

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 Intentional Pedagogy: Setting Ourselves up for Success

 Join Laurie L. Grupp Ph.D., as she presents a workshop on course design. ​Faculty members know that the decisions we make prior to the start of a course have implications for student engagement and learning throughout the semester. As we give considerable thought to learning objectives, readings, and assignments, we are simultaneously creating a framework for our own teaching and student learning. In this interactive workshop, we will begin with background on effective course design followed by consideration of intentional pedagogy, an approach that encourages us to be more mindful of the types of student engagement that we promote. We will learn how to incorporate active learning techniques that motivate students to engage with course content, the instructor, and each other.

Dr. Grupp is the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Associate Professor of Elementary/Special Education​ at Providence College.

Dysfunctional Illusions of Rigor, 12:00 p.m. on April 26 in KC room 5579

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If you missed it on Professional Development Day, you have another opportunity to join Rachel Rogers (Psychology) to discuss 9 common teaching myths that Nelson (2010) describes as "dysfunctional illusions of rigor" and alternative views for each one. Participants will review strategies for putting the alternate views into practice in their courses.  You can access the article in the library by clicking here.    


NEW Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
Faculty Learning Community Forming

Do you have questions about your teaching and student learning that you’d like to turn into research questions and hypotheses that can be answered empirically? 

Would you like to work with a group of like-minded faculty who are also researching meaningful questions about their teaching and their students’ learning? 

Members of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning faculty learning community will meet over the course of the spring 2016 semester, read articles on SoTL, attend at least 2 meetings, and participate in a workshop given by Dr. Michele DiPietro called “Moving your SoTL Project Forward”. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 from 8:30-4:00 on the URI Alton Jones Campus. In addition to participating in the meetings listed, faculty members will design a SoTL project, carry out the research, and publish the findings in a journal and/or present them at a conference.

To join this Faculty Learning Community, please click here and print the application.  Please forward the completed application to Michele Quaedvlieg, Knight Campus Library by March 7, 2016.  If you have any questions please contact Jeanne Mullaney at 825-2478.


Come by to browse CITLA’s book collection...

...just outside the CITLA Center (room 4560 in the Knight Campus library) or browse the collection virtually by going to going to the center of the page under "Find Books", clicking on "Encore Search" and typing in "CITLA" as the keyword.


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