‘23 Provost Conference on Relationship-Rich Education: Faculty Thriving and Student Learning: Come “Think and Drink” in January!

Jan 10, 2023

Looking for a way to “warm up” before the Provost Conference on Feb 2 and 3? Join us for three think-and-drink events in January—bite-sized engagements led by faculty and staff facilitators. 


Think & Drink: How to Learn from Your Students

January 18, 2023 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM, AAC 345 (Office of Teaching and Learning Conference Room)
Facilitated by Kayoung Kim, Director of Scholarship of Teaching & Learning and Faculty Learning Communities

Effective classroom learning is multidirectional, where students are actively engaged partners in the learning process. What can we learn from our students about effective teaching and learning? How do we facilitate meaningful connections between classroom learning and the outside world? Join your colleagues in thoughtful conversations around teaching, learning, and beyond.


Think & Drink: How to Build Relationships with Your Students

January 24, 2023 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM, OTL Conference Room
Facilitated by Laura Sponsler, Clinical Associate Professor of Higher Education and Leslie Alvarez, Director of the Office of Teaching and Learning


In advance of the February Provost Conference, join us to learn more about relationship-rich education. This session will be facilitated by Dr. Laura Sponsler and two of her graduate student colleagues: John Macikas, CCESL Student Programs Manager and Ph.D. student, and Audrey Moreno Townsend, 4D Associate Director and Ph.D. student. We will discuss the first chapter of Peter Felton and Leo Lambert’s book, Relationship-Rich Education, which is available through the DU library. Felton will offer a keynote address at the upcoming Provost Conference. 


Reading: Chapter one: “Visions of the Possible” in Relationship-Rich Education 


Think & Drink: Approaching Burnout
January 26, 2023 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Facilitated by Kate Willink, Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs, Hava Gordon, Professor of Sociology and Criminology, and Erin Willer Professor of Communication Studies and 4D Director of Faculty Innovation  


Join us to discuss national and institutional trends and data related to faculty burnout. Alongside this research, we invite colleague-to-colleague conversations about burnout in our own work lives as well as collective needs and pain points to inform what thriving could look like at DU.

More info and links to sign up here

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