In an effort to enrich faculty members' teaching and research skills, the Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning offers FREE workshops to AU faculty and staff. Learn about various opportunities below.
CTRL's staff offers personalized and private tutorials or consultations for AU faculty professional development.
Technology in the Classroom
This series of short workshops on using new technology tools in the classroom is offered throughout each semester.
Teaching, Research and Technology Workshops
Offered in August each year, this four-day workshop series prepares faculty to use various campus technology tools including Blackboard and Collaborate, and features a number of sessions on classroom pedagogy, research, and library tools.
Orientations are organized for new adjunct faculty during the week prior to each semester, and for new tenure-track and term faculty before each fall semester.
Noontime Conversations for Faculty The Center for Teaching, Research & Learning sponsors three conversational lunches per semester focused on topics of special interest to Faculty. Past Noontime Conversations have included training on Endnote Bibliographic Software, Making Your Own Film as a Learning Tool, and Doing Justice to Ethics in the Classroom. If you have a particular issue you would like to share with faculty in this venue, please contact Anna Olsson, at x6077.
Research Seminar Series The Research Support Group hosts several Research Methods Seminars each semester to showcase the work of professional researchers. Thisseries is designed to encourage creative and collaborative researchdesign for faculty at AU, as well as increase students' awareness ofresearch trends and methods. The speakers are invited to share a recent research project with particular emphasis on method selection, implementation and analysis.
Student Research Forum This forum is sponsored by CTRL'sResearch Support Group. It highlights AU student research and allowsstudents to share their learning experiences with selected research methods. The presentation will emphasize the researcher's method selection, implementation and analysis.
During the summer (2011) CTRL and AU Library worked together to transfer a number of CTRL services to the library following a spring announcement of these changes by University Provost Scott Bass. Services now managed by the library include the New Media Center, Blackboard and Wimba support, as well as Audio Video and Academic Multimedia Services. For training information, please use the below links.