Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Current Events


Thursday, November 7 | 3:00-4:00 PM | Wright Hall, Room 10

Ryota Matsuura, North American director for Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education (BSME),will speak on the Hungarian pedagogy, which emphasizes problem solving, creativity and communication. He will dig into fun mathematical tasks that illustrate this pedagogy. He will also talk about a unique study abroad program intended for students.

Campus Guest: Ijeoma Oluo

Monday, November 11 | 6:00 PM | Lang Auditorium
FACULTY FORUM |1:00 PM | ScholarSpace
PUBLIC LECTURE |6:00 PM | Lang Auditorium

Ijeoma Oluo is a Seattle-based writer, speaker, and self-described “Internet Yeller.” She’s the author of the UNI 2019 Diversity Common Read and New York Times Best-Seller So You Want to Talk about Race. Named one of the The Root’s 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2017, and winner of the of the 2018 Feminist Humanist Award by the American Humanist Society, Oluo’s work focuses primarily on issues of race and identity, feminism, social and mental health, social justice, the arts, and personal essay. Her writing has been featured in The Washington Post, NBC News, Elle Magazine, TIME, The Stranger, and the Guardian, among other outlets.


The Current Landscape of Digital Scholarship at UNI

Thursday, November 14 | 12:00-1:00 PM | Library 373
Presenter: Ellen Neuhaus (Digital Scholarship Librarian)

Attend this session and find out about UNI ScholarWorks, UNI's institutional repository, and how it promotes worldwide scholarship. The repository demonstrates student success and the quality of scholarship, research, and creative work at UNI with a global reach. UNI ScholarWorks contains over 22,000 items and will reach one million global downloads by mid-March 2020. This session gives a tour of the variety of its content, which includes a journal publishing platform, open access books, image galleries, oral histories, theses/ dissertations, conferences, class assignments, and much more. Find out about your SelectedWorks Profile, which is a part of the ScholarWorks system. The session will be given in a computer lab so you can follow along in the tour.

Are You Prepared? Classroom Contingency Planning

Friday, November 15 | 12:45-2:15 PM | ITTC 138

Keep your course running during a snowstorm, a conference, a family emergency or whatever! Come learn how to keep your class from getting behind when classes get cancelled or you need to be gone. Topics include what to add to your syllabus, how to inform your students and what you can do to get started now and options for an emergency. Register online at

Peer Review of Teaching: Best Practices

Friday, November 15 | 12:00-12:50 PM or 1:00-1:50 PM | Library 378
Facilitator: Jonathan Chenoweth (CETL)

What is effective teaching, anyway? What are best practices in its review and evaluation? This session will survey resources that support our peer review responsibilities with respect to teaching, and invite conversation about how this process can best support learning. Keywords: PAC, FAR, Faculty Handbook, formative/summative, transparency, craft-of-teaching, and forms!

[These back-to-back sessions are identical. We hope one fits with your schedule.]

A Discussion on Integrating Computer Science & Coding Across Subjects

Wednesday, November 20 | 12:00-1:00 PM | Library 218
Facilitator: Eugene Wallingford (Computer Science)

Could adding coding enhance the use of equipment and/or software in your course, labs or research? Do you already integrate coding into your non-coding courses? Come with your ideas, examples and questions. Eugene Wallingford, computer science, will facilitate a discussion exploring opportunities to integrate computer science, especially coding, into other subject courses.

What Your Students Want You to Know: A Panel Discussion With Native American Students

Thursday, November 21 | 12:00 PM | Center for Multicultural Education
UNI student panelists: Arianna Sprague, Trisha Etringer, Samantha Habinck, Tyra Wanatee, Jennifer LeGarde​
Moderator: Angela Waseskuk (Department of Art)

This event will inaugurate a new series of panel discussions — “What Your Students Want You to Know” — sponsored by the CETL, with each one highlighting perspectives from a different student population. These moderated student panels give faculty the opportunity to hear student voices directly, and to reflect on issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion at UNI. In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, this series will launch by featuring Indigenous/First Nation/Native American voices from our community. Grab lunch at the food court and bring it upstairs to the CME! Join us for a window onto UNI studentexperiences in the classroom and in daily life.