Dr. Anita McCauley

Brief Biography

Anita McCauley is Assistant Director for STEM Initiatives, the Teaching and Learning Collaborative.

Events Facilitated by Dr. Anita McCauley

    • TA and PostDoc Series: Writing Effective Learning Objectives

    • Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
    • Let’s talk about how focusing on student learning can save you time both in and out of the classroom. Clearly articulating what you want students to learn in your courses helps you target your efforts and design learning experiences to ensure students are meeting those . . .
    • Location: Piedmont Triad Community Research Ctr, Chestnut Rm
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    • TA and PostDoc Series: Active Learning

    • Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • All of the recent research into learning and how learning occurs, points to the effectiveness and necessity of actively engaging students in the classroom. It is not enough for instructors to ‘show and tell’ information, answers, processes, etc.; students have to engage with the . . .
    • Location: Piedmont Triad Community Research Ctr, Chestnut Rm
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    • TA and PostDoc Series: Writing a Teaching Philosophy 1

    • Multiple dates & times
    • If you intend to apply for academic positions, it is likely that you will be asked to submit your philosophy of teaching statement as part of your application. During this session, we’ll examine sample philosophies and evaluate them using a rubric developed at the University of Michigan. We . . .
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    • TA and PostDoc Series: Learner-Centered Teaching

    • Thursday, February 1st, 2018 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    • In this workshop, we’ll discuss principles of learning and how we can apply those principles to engage students and make them more responsible for their own . . .
    • Location: ZSR Library Room 665
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    • TA and PostDoc Series: Writing a Teaching Philosophy 2

    • Multiple dates & times
    • Let's refine our teaching philosophies through the use of peer feedback. You will also have the added benefit of viewing a variety of different types of philosophies through this process. Bring your completed teaching philosophy and a keen . . .
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    • TA and PostDoc Series: Teaching Inclusively

    • Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
    • The pedagogical choices we make as instructors can have a major impact on the climate for learning in our classrooms. Join us as we explore instructional strategies that promote learning success through intentional course design. Inclusive teaching strategies strengthen the performance of all . . .
    • Location: Piedmont Triad Community Research Ctr, Chestnut Rm
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    • TA and PostDoc Series: Syllabus Design

    • Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
    • This session focuses on helping you to create an effective syllabus that reflects your learning objectives, expectations, and university policies. We will identify appropriate syllabus components and explore strategies to help your students be more successful by creating a learner-centered . . .
    • Location: Piedmont Triad Community Research Ctr, Chestnut Rm
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    • TA and PostDoc Series: Concept Maps as Teaching, Writing and Productivity Tools

    • Thursday, February 15th, 2018 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    • Concept maps are powerful learning tools but can be tricky to use. We will discuss their benefits and the drawbacks, using examples. We’ll also talk about how you might use concept maps to organize your teaching, students’ learning and a variety of other projects in your life and spend . . .
    • Location: ZSR Library Room 665
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    • TA and PostDoc Series: Dealing with Challenging Students

    • Thursday, April 5th, 2018 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    • We’ve all experienced them -- “challenging” students. During this session, we’ll take a case study approach, examining various types of difficult students and situations, and generate ideas as a group for appropriately handling them. Bring your own challenges and . . .
    • Location: ZSR Library Room 665
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    • TA and PostDoc Series: Finishing with a Flourish: The Last Day of Class

    • Thursday, April 19th, 2018 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    • End the semester with energy using any or all of the six last-day-of-class activities that will be discussed during this workshop. Using the last day of class intentionally to 'wrap up' the semester provides students with an opportunity to reflect on the significance and scope of their learning in . . .
    • Location: ZSR Library Room 665
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