Faculty Fridays: UCITE First Fridays

UCITE First Fridays

Conversations with Colleagues


3 February 2023 (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) Strategies for Success with English Language Learners

Did you know that nearly 20% of CWRU's students are international?  It's true!  Living and working in a highly internationalized environment like CWRU comes with many benefits, including increased innovation, broader worldviews, and greater opportunities to engage with partners worldwide.  There are times, though, that teaching in multi-national classrooms can be challenging, too. Join Elizabeth Miller from the Center for International Affairs to discuss practical ways to increase participation and involvement in your classrooms, and bring your questions and creative ideas to discuss with the group.  Elizabeth is an international educator, with 8 years of experience in China, and more than 10 years of experience in American higher education. To register for this event, please RSVP through Campus Groups today!


3 March 2023 (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)  AI/ChatGPT: Implications for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

It seems that pros/cons, ideas and concerns, and curious conversations about ChatGPT are popping up everywhere in higher education. So, what is this artificial intelligence technology and how might it impact teaching and student learning in university classrooms? Join UCITE Director Matthew Garrett and [U]Tech Teaching and Learning Technologies Director Tina Oestreich for a discussion around Chat GPT Frequently Asked Questions. Folks who register for the event in advance will be provided with a recent article from Faculty Focus, an online newsletter featuring higher education teaching strategies. Faculty and Graduate Teaching Assistants are invited to participate in UCITE’s First Friday event on March 3, from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. Join us for an informal conversation over a pizza lunch, as we share ideas and concerns around this new technology. To register for this event, please RSVP through Campus Groups today!

7 April 2023 (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) Using Self-Reflection to Improve Your Teaching and Student Learning

Practicing self-reflection as an educator allows for both immediate and longitudinal improvements to our teaching materials, actions, self-awareness and emotional intelligence inside the classroom and beyond. Self-reflection affirms our areas of strength while providing opportunities to better understand our challenges, the needs of our students, and how to better leverage the strengths of everyone in the learning process. 

Faculty, future faculty, and educators of all kinds are invited to join us for UCITE’s First Friday event “Using Self-Reflection to Improve Your Teaching and Student Learning” on April 7, 11:30am-12:30pm, in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. Vicki Daniel, Instructor in the Department of History, and Matthew Smith, Assistant Director of Faculty Advancement, will lead participants in dialogue to provide insight toward a better understanding of self-reflection practices. Register through CampusGroups today!


5 May 2023 (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) Faculty Advancement Reunion

Faculty and Staff who have participated in UCITE or Faculty Development programs are welcome to join us for a “class reunion!” If you have been a Learning Fellow, Glennan Fellow, Mentor Fellow, Nord Grant recipient, Assessment Learning Community Member, or if you have taken part in any of our past and ongoing programs, join us for a casual reunion to catch-up and re-connect. Register through CampusGroups today!




2 December 2022 - UCITE Reunion

4 November 2022 - Mindfulness Matters: [RE]Connecting to Learning with Focus and Purpose

7 October 2022 - Meet the OFD Staff: On Mentorship

2 September 2022 - Getting Your Semester Started Successfully!

6 May 2022 - UCITE Reunion!

1 April 2022 - Connecting to Community: Enhancing a Course with Service-Learning

4 March 2022 - Successful Teaching and Learning in Large Classes

11 February 2022 - [RE] Invigorating your Syllabus

3 December 2021 - UCITE Reunion!

5 November 2021 - Integrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in CWRU Classrooms - Connecting with Students

1 October 2021 - Creating Community with CWRU International Students

3 September 2021 - [Re]-Engaging Students in Pandemic Learning Environments: People (Faculty) Teaching People (Students)