The Gertrude B. Lemle Teaching Center (GLTC) sponsors and organizes a variety of programs each semester.
Members of the Oberlin Community share a novel idea (big or small), related to teaching, the curriculum, the co-curricular, or programming.
- Thursdays, 12:20 - 1:20 PM
- Lunch is catered by The Hotel at Oberlin
Two to three workshops are given every semester based around a theme. Workshops can include guests from outside the institution and often involve collaboration of the GLTC in collaboration with other offices on campus.
Winter Term Pedagogies
Learn about different models for on-campus winter term group projects. How can you engage students in your research while cultivating their capacity to work on independent projects? Learn about guild models and communities of practice and making an on-campus winter term project benefit both your research/artistic production and student learning. Panelists will include Josh Sperling (Cinema Studies), Wendy Kozol (Comparative American Studies) and Tania Boster (Bonner Center; GLTC)
Thursday, September 19, 12:20-1:20, StudiOC, Lunch will be served
Effective Collaboration and Interdisciplinary Teaching and Research
Interested in collaborating with colleagues on an exhibition, a StudiOC learning community, a winter term project, a conference panel? Your colleagues will share tips on how to design, and sustain meaningful collaboration in various permutations. This lunch is also an opportunity to meet other faculty who are interested in interdisciplinary collaboration. Panelists will include: Cindy Chapman (Religion); Stiliana Milkova (Comparative Literature); Taylor Allen (Biology).
Thursday, October 10, 12:20-1:20, StudiOC, Lunch will be served
Learn how to observe classes and give feedback. This workshop will offer basic training on documenting course observation in a manner appropriate for inclusion in personnel review files. Taylor Allen (Biology) will lead this session and it will include presentations from faculty who attended the National Academies teaching institute and received training in validation observation protocols.
Thursday, October 31, 12:20-1:20, StudiOC, Lunch will be served
Private Readings: To Do or Not to Do? How to do?
Under what circumstances should you agree to do a private reading? What are the benefits of a private reading for students? How can we articulate learning goals for private readings? How can private readings be structured in such a way that is manageable for faculty? Faculty Teaching Fellow, Mike Parkin (Politics) will lead this discussion.
Thursday, November 7, 12:20-1:20, StudiOC, Lunch will be served
Engaging the Public with your Scholarship and/or Artistic Work
Join us for a discussion about ways to engage the public with your research and/or arts practice. In addition to discussing rhetorical and communication strategies for reaching a broader audience, the conversation will address media platforms that are conducive for extending ideas and work beyond academia. Panelists will include Fredara Hadley (Ethnomusicology) and Tamika Nunley (History).
Thursday, November 21, 12:20-1:20, StudiOC, Lunch will be served
NFO Syllabus Workshop - Date/Time TBD
Creative Final Assignments
Curious about alternatives to final exams or final essays? Please join us for a discussion of unusual and effective cumulative final projects. Mary Garvin (Biology) will talk about biology students writing a children’s book. Elizabeth Hamilton (FYSP) and Jody Kerchner (PACE) will discuss a final assignment involving a river journey. Lunch will be served.
Thursday, February 14,12:20-1:20 PM, StudiOC Lunch will be Served
Podcasting: The How & The Why
Kyle Hartzell (Cinema Studies; CIT) and Albert Borroni (OCTET) will present on the technical aspects and pedagogical value of incorporating podcasting as a student assignment. The how to portion of the presentation will also include information about resources on campus for podcast creation.
Thursday, March 21,12:20-1:20 PM, StudiOC, Lunch will be served
Speaking in the Disciplines
What is the emphasis placed on speaking in your discipline? How does this inform speaking assignments in the classroom? Please join us for a discussion about the weight that different disciplines place on speaking and how this is incorporated pedagogically. Chris Marx (Mathematics), T.S. McMillin (English), Kantara Souffrant ’08 (Art History), and Chris Trinacty (Classics) will discuss their various approaches to speaking in the classroom.
Thursday, May 2, 12:20-1:20, StudiOC, Lunch will be served
- October 18 "Career Preparation within the Academic Department" with Nancy Darling (Professor, Psychology); Bob Geitz (Associate Professor, Computer Science); T.S. McMillen (Professor, English)
- November 8 "Audio Feedback" with Laurie McMillin; Jan Cooper
- December 6 "Makerspacers and Liberal Arts" with Abby Aresty (Technical Director and Lecturer, TIMARA
- August 20 NFO Syllabus Workshop 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
- October 9 Liberal Arts and Future of Work 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
- October 10 Mentoring in Collaboration with HHMI 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
- November 6 Navigating Student Mental Health 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
- November 13 Committee on Writing Collaboration 4:30 PM - 6:00PM