Enriching Scholarship: Free Workshops, Discussions, and Seminars for U-M Faculty and Staff

April 22, 2014

Register now for Enriching Scholarship 2014, a week of free educational offerings for U-M faculty and staff intended to foster engaged and effective teaching, learning, and research.

Over 120 sessions are offered May 5-9, covering a wide range of interests: video projects, rapid prototyping, flipped classrooms, 3D printing, games, conference posters, exhibits, accessibility, publishing, and more.

Learn how to effectively use social media in sessions like “Twitter as a Tool for Teaching,” or “Google+ Hangouts.” Learn the basics, or the mastery, of software in sessions such as “Creating Amazing Presentations with Prezi,” or “The Photoshopper’s Showoff Showdown.”

Rob Pettigrew, Senior Academic Technologist at the U-M Library and a member of the Enriching Scholarship steering committee, says, “We monitor attendance and evaluations each year, which allows us to tailor and expand our course offerings to meet current needs. But don't wait to sign up! Sessions fill up quickly."

Sessions target skill levels from beginner to advanced, and participants come from every school and college on the Ann Arbor campus, as well as from UM-Flint and UM-Dearborn.

Enriching Scholarship sessions are free to the university community, although registration with a U-M uniqname is required, and are held at various locations across campus. If a session is full, please join the waitlist. Admission to the session is likely as the date nears. If not, and demand is high, a second session may be added.

With this year's keynote address, “From Disruption to Design: Technology and the Future of Residential Education,” Diana Oblinger, President and CEO of EDUCAUSE, explores how thoughtful design based on institutional goals and values can enable technology to positively impact teaching, student success, and institutional competitiveness.

The keynote address takes place at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, May 5, in the ballroom on the 2nd floor of the Michigan Union.

Plan to arrive before the keynote address, at 11:30 a.m., for a strolling lunch and a poster fair that highlights the five projects receiving the annual Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize, as well as the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) Investigating Student Learning Grant teams. Seize this opportunity to learn more about innovative teaching strategies and to discuss findings from research on teaching and learning.

A grassroots group of staff members from across U-M formed the Teaching and Technology Collaborative (TTC) in 1997 and introduced Enriching Scholarship, which became an annual event.

The TTC comprises staff from the University Library, the Medical School Learning Resource Center, LSA Instructional Support Services, the Language Resource Center, Information and Technology Services, and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT).

In addition to Enriching Scholarship, TTC units offer a variety of sessions throughout the year on many aspects of using technology in teaching, learning, and research. Members of the TTC share a common workshop registration site, which allows the university community to visit one site and find all workshops presented by members of the TTC.

Session registration is underway and continues throughout the conference. For more information and to register, go to teachtech.umich.edu or download one of the free TTC mobile apps for iOS or Android. You can follow Enriching Scholarship on Twitter @UMTTC.

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Last modified: 04/22/2014