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Excellence in Teaching Series




COE EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING SERIES: hosted by the COE ad-hoc Committee on Continuous Improvement of Teaching and Learning (CITL)
UPCOMING WORKSHOP: "ASCE EXCEED TEACHING MODEL" by Dr. Gary L. Krause, UNL

This seminar provides engineering educators with an opportunity to improve their teaching abilities. It focuses on basic skills and principles for effective teaching and learning. This Mini-ExCEEd seminar is not a replacement for the full workshop, but it introduces faculty members of all disciplines to the ExCEEd Teaching Model. 

Registration is not required.

  • Lincoln Campus: Monday, March 2, 2015 / 10 - 11 a.m. / NH 175
  • Omaha Campus: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 / 10 - 11 a.m. / PKI 108

Dr. Gary Krause has been teaching engineering at UNL for 25 years. He has taught classes from required freshman courses up to Ph.D. graduate electives. He has received 17 teaching awards at the department, college, and university levels. He also spent four years as a mentor and course instructor for the national ASCE ExCEEd Effective Teaching Workshop. 

SLIDES by Dr. Sydney Brown

The series is hosted by the COE ad-hoc Committee on Continuous Improvement of Teaching and Learning (CITL).

"Should I blend my course?" by Dr. Sydney Brown

Through blended courses, students complete class online and face-to-face, allowing instructors to maximize the benefits of both formats. Learn the basics of designing a blended course. 

 Topics: 

  • What is blended? 
  • What drives the adoption of blended models 
  • Factors that must be considered 
  • How to get started 
Registration is not required.
  • Lincoln Campus: Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 / 12 -1 p.m. / NH W213
  • Omaha Campus: Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 / 12 -1 p.m. / PKI 150

Dr. Sydney Brown has worked as an instructional designer for over 10 years, initially focusing on online learning, then moving to import successful techniques and strategies to face-to-face courses to improve student learning through the blend of online and face-to-face approaches. She specializes in innovative and effective technology use to support teaching and learning. 

Past workshops are archived and can be viewed as videos:
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