Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning

CETL Events For March 2021


Monday, April 19, 2021 | 3:30pm-5:00pm
Presenter: Dr. Claire Stuve, University of Toledo

Dr. Claire Stuve returns as our seasoned guide in pursuing student engagement through our choices within the Blackboard LMS, a platform that can both facilitate and frustrate learning. This time UNI faculty will have a chance to take a look inside a few of our colleagues’ courses, with Dr. Stuve critiquing design and delivery efforts in Blackboard. The rubric for Blackboard’s Exemplary Course Program (ECP) will be referenced for the benefit of any faculty who have an interest in submitting their courses for evaluation in the future, but the main take-away will be the opportunity for feedback (for the featured faculty) and a look inside other teachers' courses (for observing faculty).

Dr. Claire Stuve is Director of Curriculum Development, Testing Services, and Research for University College at the University of Connecticut. She has taught nutrition, mathematics, and instructional technology, and her courses have garnered international awards and received recognition from both Blackboard and Quality Matters. She has twice been awarded Blackboard’s Exemplary Course Program award, and has reviewed over 50 courses for the ECP program.



Monday, April 26, 2021  | 11:00am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-2:00pm
[N.B.: These are two identical, 60-minute sessions, offered at alternative times -- 11:00am or 1:00pm.] 
Presenter: Trisha Etringer 

Trisha Etringer, an enrolled member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, is a 2019 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, a videographer, and social media correspondent. In these interactive workshops, Etringer will present various ways for faculty to challenge and reflect on their current teachings, and to support Indigenous populations who are working to decolonize current systems through social and environmental justice. Along the way, we will examine white privilege and racism in modern society. 

From our presenter: “Hą! Hižąkišąną hinįkaragiwįna. Hello! Greetings to each and everyone. My English name is Trisha Etringer. My Hocąk name is Cąx-Sĕp-Gŭ-Wįga, which means Eagle-That-Returns. I reside in the tri-state area known as Sioux City, Iowa, but the original homelands to nations such as the Umonhon, Hocąk, Santee Sioux, Ihanktonwan, and Ponca. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I am the current Director of Operations of Great Plains Action Society, as well as Iowa Field Coordinator for Vote Mob.”



(on Zoom)

CETL’s weekly ‘APPy Hour is a standing invitation to an informal Friday 4pm-5pm Zoom hang. BYOB, and each week someone will bring a nifty app teacher-folks might want to know about. Who knows, maybe YOU will bring the app.

Enroll here to get it on your calendar.