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CTL national speaker series to open Feb. 9

The Center for Teaching and Learning’s spring workshop and speaker series focus on active learning, student learning outcomes assessment and learning technology.

CTL’s 2018 National Speaker Series will begin Feb. 9 with Christie Henry, director of the Princeton University Press.

Henry is the featured speaker for Write@UGA, a collaboration between CTL, the English department in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of Faculty Affairs, the University of Georgia Press, the Office of the Vice President for Instruction and the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Henry will give presentations on “A Field Guide to Books and the Ecosystem of Ideas,” “On Writing as an Essential Nutrient in the Ecosystem of Knowledge” and “In Search of Charismatic Species (and Authors): How to Write Books for General Readers.”

The second event on Feb. 23 will feature Randy Bass of Georgetown University. Bass is the assistant provost for teaching and learning initiatives and the executive director for the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship. His presentations include “Designing for Difficulty and Assessing What Matters in the New Learning Ecosystem” and “The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in a Dis-integrative Era: What’s the Problem Now?”

Nancy Chick, the third speaker, will visit UGA on April 13 for two presentations: “Teaching with our Signatures: Cultivating Disciplinary Habits of Mind” and “Publishing SoTL: Towards a SoTL Writing Culture.” Chick is the University of Calgary academic director, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning and holds the University Chair in Teaching and Learning.

The CTL is offering several workshops to discuss the topics of active learning, student learning outcomes assessment and learning technology. On Feb. 7, “Weaving Writing In: A Writing-Intensive Course Design Boot Camp” will feature active learning and assessment.

Register for these events at Visit for additional workshops and support resources for eLC and Student Learning Outcomes Assessment.