21CPI Spring 2021 Events

Twenty-eight UCO faculty submitted applications for 21CPI events. All submissions include why the event leads to teaching effectiveness. Participants submit an artifact incorporating learning from the event, as well as write a critical reflection. This spring, facilitators originate from every UCO college (i.e., chemistry, curriculum and instruction, design, English, finance, history and geography, leadership, management, mass communication, music, nursing, and adult education and safety science) and Student Success, Engagement, and Undergraduate Admissions.

A benefit of going online with our faculty development opportunities is that we can have more events for less cost.  These savings come from not having any food or supplies for on-campus events, especially the Annual Collegium and the New and Adjunct Faculty Orientations. As requested by participants, we now note whether facilitators describe their role as co-learners or knowledgeable about the topic. Furthermore, we now indicate the area of pedagogy that it includes.

Special Events

The Neurodiversity Paradigm: An Introduction

3-4:30 p.m. Jan. 29, 2021, via Zoom

Join Nick Walker, Ph.D., a leading thinker in the emerging field of neurodiversity studies, for a brief introduction to the concept of neurodiversity and the neurodiversity paradigm, which has emerged over the past two decades to challenge conventional pathology-oriented approaches to autism and other minority neurocognitive styles.

Walker is a queer, autistic author, educator, scholar and activist. She is an associate professor of psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies and co-founder and managing editor of the indie publishing house, Autonomous Press. Pedagogy: neurodiversity, critical psychology, privilege

Effective Teaching and Assessment Strategies for the Extended Classroom

Are you charged with teaching both remote students and in-class students simultaneously and wondering how to make it work? This workshop series equips faculty with practical, effective strategies to improve teaching and learning in an extended classroom environment. Each 90-minute workshop draws on cognitive science.

Kristi Rudenga, Ph.D., is the director of Teaching Excellence at the Notre Dame Kaneb Center for Teaching Excellence. She earned her Ph.D. in neuroscience from Yale University before serving as associate director of the Yale Teaching Center. She played a key strategic and training role in the 2020 pivot to remote teaching and, subsequently, to dual-mode teaching at Notre Dame.


Alex Ambrose, Ph.D., serves as a professor of the practice role in ND Learning | Kaneb Center for Teaching Excellence and teaches in the Education, Schooling and Society and ACE Masters of Education programs. His Ph.D. is in computing technology in education. He has been an online instructor and trainer to online instructors for more than 10 years. Ambrose was also one of the lead trainers for the early spring COVID-19 emergency and remote-teaching push.

Session I: 1:30-3 p.m. Feb. 11, 2021, via Zoom
Flexible Teaching I: Using Zoom to Promote Student Learning

Session II: 1:30-3 p.m. Feb. 25, 2021, via Zoom
Flexible Assessment: Alternative Assessments & Exam (Re)Design

Session III: 1:30-3 p.m. March 11, 2021, via Zoom
Flexible Teaching II: Strategies for Effective Active Learning & Group Collaboration

Session IV: 1:30-3 p.m. March 25, 2021, via Zoom
Flexible Assessment II: Participation, Preparation and Attendance

Pedagogy: engagement, active learning, course design

21CPI Awards with Guest Speaker Christine Harrington

The 21st Century Pedagogy Institute’s faculty participants will be recognized prior to Christine Harrington, Ph.D.’s, presentation. Registrants will be eligible for many prizes, including the main prize of an iPad Mini.
2-4:30 p.m. Feb. 5, 2021

Dynamic Lecturing
Discover research-based strategies on how to maximize the effectiveness of your lectures, increasing student engagement and learning. After attending this high-energy and interactive session, you’ll walk away with many practical strategies that you can begin incorporating into your lectures immediately.

Pedagogy: engagement, active learning, dynamic lecturing


Call to pick up books before the holidays – ext. 5570

How to Respond in a Pandemic: 25 Ideas from 25 Disciplines of Study Edited by Joan Ferrante and Chris Caldeira

Facilitator as Co-Learner: Leeda Copley, Sociology, Gerontology, SAS
Noon-1:15 p.m. | Jan. 22, 29 and Feb. 5, 12, via Zoom

Pedagogy: engagement, active learning, inclusivity

The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould

Facilitator as Co-Learner: Shawna Ellis, Chemistry
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Jan. 25, Feb. 15, March 15 and April 19, via Zoom

Pedagogy: Bell Curve, measuring, student learning

Beyond the Binary: Gender Identities, Gender Fluidity, and Classroom Pedagogy Book Series by J. Twist, B. Vincent, M.J. Baker and K. Gupta and by M. Rajunov, S. Duane

Facilitator as Co-Learner: J. David Macey, English
A Series: 2-3:15 p.m. | Jan. 25, Feb. 8, 22, via Zoom
B Series: 2-3:15 p.m. | March 15, 29 and April 12, via Zoom

Pedagogy:  intersecting identities, neurodiversity, inclusivity

Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes by Flower Darby with James M. Lang

Facilitator as Co-Learner: Lora Pezzell, CeCE
12:30-2 p.m. | Jan. 26, Feb. 23 and March 16, via Zoom

Pedagogy: backward design, motivation, engagement

Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education by Glenn Whitman and Ian Kelleher

Facilitators with Knowledge: Chindarat Charoenwongse-Shaw, Music | Kristen Gregory, CeCE | Pamela Rollins, Kathlynn Smith, Nursing | Samantha Kramer, Enrollment and Student Success
10:30 a.m.-noon | Feb. 2, 16, March 2, 30, via Zoom

Pedagogy: brain-based research principles, aligning learning and teaching, neuroscience

Teaching about Race and Racism in the College Classroom Notes from a White Professor by Cyndi Kernahan

Facilitator as Co-Learner: Jerry Green, Humanities and Philosophy
2-3:15 p.m. | Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23, via Zoom

Pedagogy:  learning environments, social context, critical thinking

Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students by Zaretta L. Hammond

Facilitator as Co-Learner: Darlinda Cassel, Curriculum and Instruction

Noon-12:45 p.m. | Feb. 3, 24, March 3, 17, via Zoom

Pedagogy: learning environments, student learning outcomes, critique memorization

Sentipensante (Sensing/Thinking) Pedagogy: Educating for Wholeness, Social Justice and Liberation by Laura I. Rendón

Facilitators as Co-Learners: Yadira Reyes-Peña, Trevor Cox, AESS
1:30-2:30 p.m. | Feb. 3, 16, March 2, via Zoom

Pedagogy: connecting affective and cognitive domain, social justice, liberation

Tulsa, 1921: Reporting a Massacre by Randy Krehbiel

Facilitators with knowledge: Anastasia Wickham, Leslie Similly, English
2:30-3:30 p.m. | Feb. 3, 17, March 3, 17, via Zoom

Pedagogy: transfer, social context, inclusivity

Oklahomo: Lessons in Unqueering America by Carol Mason

Facilitators with Knowledge: John Stephens, Undergraduate Admissions | Lindsey Churchill, History and Geography
1:30-2:45 p.m. | Feb. 4, 18, March 4, 18, via Zoom

Pedagogy: transfer, social context, inclusivity

The Synergistic Classroom: Interdisciplinary Teaching in the Small College Setting Edited by Corey Campion and Aaron Angello
Especially for CLA faculty

Facilitators with Knowledge: Shun Y. Kiang, English | Leeda Copley, Sociology, Gerontology, SAS
11:00-12:30 p.m. | Feb. 5, 19, March 5, 19, via Zoom

Pedagogy: interdisciplinary pedagogy, challenges, inclusivity

Antiracism and Universal Design for Learning by Andratesha Fritzgerald

Facilitators as Co-Learners: Adrienne Wright, Design | Marty Ludlum, Finance
2-3 p.m. | Feb. 12, 19, 26, March 5, via Zoom

Pedagogy: course design, neurodiversity, inclusivity

Chasing The Perfect: Thoughts On Modernist Design In Our Time by Natalia Ilyin

Facilitator as Co-Learner: Monique Ortman, Design
3-4 p.m. | Feb. 26, March 5, 15, 19 and 26, via Zoom

Pedagogy: whole self, communication, design


Evaluating Course Alignment Through a Syllabus:  Does your Course Make Sense?

Facilitator with Knowledge: Jody Horn (CETTL)
3:30-4:45 p.m. | Jan. 25, via Zoom

Pedagogy: authentic assessment, decision-making, critical reflection

Service Learning Scholars: Plan and Implement Service Learning Projects into Your Course

Facilitators with Knowledge: Christy Vincent, Mass Communication | Nicole Doherty, Enrollment and Student Success
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Feb. 8, 22, March 8, via Zoom

Pedagogy: authentic assessment, decision-making, critical reflection

Successfully Supporting BGLTQ+ Students: An Interactive Student Panel

Facilitator with Knowledge: Lindsey Churchill, History and Geography | Facilitators as Co-Learners: Suzanne Clinton and Abbie Lambert, Management
noon-1:30 p.m. | Feb. 10, via Zoom

Pedagogy: authentic assessment, decision-making, critical reflection

Online Teaching Strategies, Best Practices, Challenges and Success Stories

Facilitators as Co-Learners: Suzanne Clinton and Abbie Lambert, Melody Edwards, Management | Kelly Ross, CeCE
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Feb. 17, via Zoom

Pedagogy: online strategies, decision-making, critical reflection

Creating and Managing TL Environments

Facilitators with Knowledge: Brenton Wimmer, STLR | Trevor Cox, AESS
2-4 p.m. | April 14, via Zoom

Pedagogy: course design, learning environments, transformative learning

STLR Training Sessions

Facilitators with Knowledge: Brenton Wimmer, Camille Farrell, Mark Walvoord, STLR

STLR: Module 1, Tagging and Assessing Activities (Faculty/Staff)

STLR: Module 2, Tagging and Assessing Activities (Faculty/Staff)

STLR: Refresher Session (Faculty/Staff)

Pedagogy: transformative learning, transformative learning assessments, student engagement

Additional STLR Opportunities

Facilitators with Knowledge: Brenton Wimmer, Camille Farrell, Mark Walvoord, STLR

STLR: Prompting for Student Critical Reflection

Understanding Transformative Learning Experiences

Pedagogy: transformative learning, transformative learning assessments, critical reflection