Welcome to the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL)
at Mansfield University
Spring 2020 Workshops
Curricula for Meaningful Work
Students are motivated to learn and achieve when they are challenged to do so through purposeful education and meaningful work. How can we create cultures of purpose, where the curricula are designed to launch students towards meaningful work? How can we foster cultures where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes? Devon Almond from Academic Advising & Athletic Mentoring will share research on the potential of the Purpose First curricular model.
Understanding IRB Policies and Process Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Involved in active research? The University requires Institutional Review Board (IRB) review of any campus research activities involving human subjects prior to the actual research. In this session, Dr. Francis Craig will share the IRB process and the intentions behind it. Examples of well-prepared applications that model safe, legal and ethical research practices will be shared.
Addressing Anxiety and Motivation
Finding yourself dealing with an increasing amount of students who are dealing with anxiety? Do any of your students procrastinate or not do work at all? Are there some students who skip class? Join Nick Delaney, MU Counseling Center Therapist, in an interactive discussion as we explore what faculty can do to develop and promote empathy and take action to prevent and address these concerns.
Starting with the 2019 school year, the CATL committee adopted the ISTE standards for educators as our framework for professional development. Access the related professional development sessions on the links on the right.
In July 2019, CATL coordinator Nanci Werner-Burke, IT Committee Chair Elaine Farkas, and CT Director Nick Andre completed the ISTE Lead & Transform Diagnostic Tool, which measures the 14 critical elements necessary to effectively leverage technology for learning. They offer educators and school leaders a research-backed framework to guide implementation of the ISTE Standards, tech planning and systemwide change.
These results and the ISTE Standards for Educators were factored into creating a faculty survey. View the faculty survey results (pdf). The results of the survey and the diagnostic tool served as a departure point for professional development workshops, archived under the links on the right.
Nanci Werner-Burke, CATL Coordinator