University Teaching Center

Monday Morning Mentor Program

Monday Morning Mentor - Delivering fast, focused, high-quality training for faculty
every week of the academic year. 
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The Monday Morning Mentor program empowers faculty to start each week with a fast, dynamic and convenient professional development program that addresses some of today’s most important academic issues. The University Teaching Center is excited to provide faculty with this unique and efficient professional development opportunity.

Every Monday, faculty will receive an email with a link to a Monday Morning Mentor program. Each webinar is a focused, fact-filled, 20-minute on-demand video mentoring session and includes supplemental materials, the PowerPoint slides and transcript. The on-demand video will be available for viewing throughout the week, Monday morning through Sunday night. The supplemental materials and the PowerPoint slides can also be downloaded during this time.

After the on-demand webinar closes the following week, the PowerPoint slides and resource materials may be requested from the University Teaching Center. You may contact us by email universityteachingcenter@utoledo.edu or by calling 419.530.4508. Materials for all past events are available for your review.  

Monday Morning Mentor Schedule and Topics

The topics that will be presented during the current semester as well as those from prior semesters are listed below.

Watch your email every Monday morning for the link and sign-on instructions for the week’s webinar!

UT faculty members may request copies of the transcripts, PowerPoint presentations and supplemental materials from past topics by emailing universityteachingcenter@utoledo.edu.


 Fall, 2017


TOPIC OF 20-MINUTE MENTOR PROGRAM

PRESENTER

 August 28, 2017

How Do I Release My Students' Natural Zest and Curiosity for Better Learning?

 

 September 4, 2017

What are the Secrets to Providing Highly Effective Feedback to Students?

 

 September 11, 2017

How Can I Lay the Groundwork for Positive Technology Change?

 

 September 18, 2017

How Do I Design Innovative Assignments to Foster Learning in the Online Classroom?

 

 September 25, 2017

 How Can I Implement UDL in the Next 20 Minutes?

 

 October 2, 2017

How Do I Create a Lively, Yet Functional, Online Classroom?

 

 October 9, 2017

 How Should I Manage Conflict Within My Department?

 

 October 16, 2017

 How Can I Build Momentum for Change with Short-term Wins?

 

 October 23, 2017

 What Are the Secrets to Making Highly Effective Educational Videos?

 

 October 31, 2017

 How Do I Align Learning Objectives with Technology Using Backward Design?

 

 November 6, 2017

 How Do I Overcome Faculty Barriers to Online Teaching?

 

 November 13, 2017

 How Can I Make My Exams More Accessible?

 

 November 20, 2017

 How Do I Stay Calm When Students Push My Buttons?

 

 November 27, 2017

 How Do I Establish an Engaging Atmosphere in My Online Classroom?

 

 December 4, 2017

 How Can I Make My Exams More About Learning, Less About Grades?

 

 December 11, 2017

 What Do Adjunct Faculty Need to Be Successful in the Online Classroom?

 

UT faculty members may request copies of the transcripts, PowerPoint presentations and supplemental materials from past topics by emailing universityteachingcenter@utoledo.edu.  When sending a request, please include the date(s) and topic(s) listed below.

 January 23, 2017

What Is the Role of Communication In Teaching Excellence?

Dr. Jennifer Waldeck 
Department of Communication Studies, Chapman University

 January 30, 2017

How Can I Keep Students Engaged With Online Instructor Presence?

Diedre Price, Ph.D.
Professor of English, Northwest Florida State College

 February 6, 2017

Is There a Solution to Students Multitasking in Class?

Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of Teaching and Learning, Penn State Berks

 February 13, 2017

What Do Adjunct Faculty Need to Be Successful in the Online Classroom?

B. Jean Mandernach, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching, Grand Canyon University

 February 20, 2017

How Do I Create and Implement Microlectures?

B. Jean Mandernach, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching, Grand Canyon University

 February 27, 2017

How Can I Align Technology with My Pedagogical Goals?

Dave Yearwood, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair, Technology Department, University of North Dakota

 March 6, 2017

How Can I Assess Critical Thinking with Student-Created Work?

Linda B. Nilson, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation, Clemson University

 March 13, 2017

How Can I Create an Online Service Learning Project?

Stephanie Delaney, Ph.D.
Dean of Academic Programs, South Seattle College

 March 20, 2017

How Can Grading Policies Influence Student Learning?

Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of Teaching and Learning, Penn State Berks

 March 27, 2017

How Can I Evaluate Online Teaching If I Haven’t Taught Online?

Thomas Tobin, Ph.D.
Center for Teaching and Learning, Northeastern Illinois University

 April 3, 2017

How Can I Design Copyright-Compliant Courses?

Linda Enghagen, J.D.
Attorney & Professor, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

 April 10, 2017

How Can I Get Useful Feedback to Improve My Online Teaching?

Ann Taylor, M.A.
Director, Dutton e-Education Institute, Penn State University

 April 17, 2017

How Do I Monitor and Support Online Faculty?

B. Jean Mandernach, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching, Grand Canyon University

 April 24, 2017

How Do I Adapt an Online Faculty Peer Review Tool?

Ann Taylor, M.A.
Director, Dutton e-Education Institute, Penn State University

 May 1, 2017

How Can I Identify and Overcome Obstacles to Change?

Lynn Gillette, Ph.D.
Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs, Nicholls State University
 May 8, 2017

How Can Student Learning Begin Before the First Day of Class?

Gary R. Hafer, Ph.D.
John P. Graham Teaching Professor, Lycoming College
                    

 August 22, 2016

How Can I Communicate to Engage Students and Encourage Learning?

Dr. Jennifer Waldeck 
Department of Communication Studies, Chapman University

 August 29, 2016

How Can I Develop Online Instructor Presence?

Stephanie Delaney, Ph.D.
Dean of Extended Learning, Seattle Central Community College

 September 5, 2016

What is Essential in a Grading Policy?

Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of Teaching and Learning, Penn State Berks

 September 12, 2016

How Can I Save Time and Money by Repurposing Online Content?

Dr. Ann Taylor
Director, John A. Dutton e-Education Institute, Penn State University

 September 19, 2016

How Can I Avoid Communication "Misfires" with Students?

Dr. Jennifer Waldeck 
Department of Communication Studies, Chapman University

 September 26, 2016

How Can I Encourage the Growth Mindset with Three Simple Tips?

Stephanie Delaney, Ph.D.
Dean of Extended Learning, Seattle Central Community College

 October 3, 2016

How Can I Design Critical Thinking Into My Courses?

Linda B. Nilson, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation, Clemson University

 October 10, 2016

How Can I Use Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATS's) Online?

Stephanie Delaney, Ph.D.
Dean of Extended Learning, Seattle Central Community College

 October 17, 2016

How Can Course Design Help Prevent Online Cheating?

Dr. Thomas J. Tobin
Center for Teaching and Learning, Northeastern Illinois University

 October 24, 2016

How Can I Assess Critical Thinking with Objective Items?

Linda B. Nilson, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation, Clemson University

 October 31, 2016

Beyond the Discussion Board: How Can I Engage Online Students?

Stephanie Delaney, Ph.D.
Dean of Extended Learning, Seattle Central Community College

 November 7, 2016

How Can I Make Online Group Projects More Effective?

Dr. B. Jean Mandernach
Director, Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching, Grand Canyon University

 November 14, 2016

What Ethical Issues Lurk in My Grading Policy?

Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of Teaching and Learning, Penn State Berks

 November 21, 2016

What Activities and Assignments Promote Critical Thinking?

Linda B. Nilson, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation, Clemson University

 November 28, 2016

How Can I Design Academic Integrity into My Online Programs?

Dr. Thomas J. Tobin
Center for Teaching and Learning, Northeastern Illinois University
 December 5, 2016
 

How Can I Use Peer Monitoring to Improve Online Teaching?

Dr. B. Jean Mandernach
Director, Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching, Grand Canyon University

 January 25, 2016

How Do Master Teachers Create a Positive Classroom?

Kristin Roush, Ph.D.
Psychology Professor, Central New Mexico Community College

 February 1, 2016

How Do I Assign Students to Groups?

Ike Shibley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Penn State Berks

 February 8, 2016

How Do I Get Students to Come to Class Prepared?

J. Robert Gillette, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics, University of Kentucky

 February 15, 2016

What Key Concepts Improve Student Learning and Memory?

Kristin Roush, Ph.D.
Psychology Professor, Central New Mexico Community College

 February 22, 2016

How Do I Create Engaging Threaded Discussion Questions?

John Orlando, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Training, Northcentral University

 February 29, 2016

How Can I Effectively Use Class Preparation Assignments?

J. Robert Gillette, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics, University of Kentucky  

 March 7, 2016

How Can I Make the Activities in My Course More Inclusive?

Elizabeth Harrison, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Learning Resources (OLR), University of Dayton

 March 14, 2016

How Do I Build Community in My Classroom?

Milton D. Cox, Ph.D.
Founder & Director Emeritus, Center for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching, and University Assessment, Miami University, Ohio

 March 21, 2016

How Do I Give Feedback that Improves Student Writing?

Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of Teaching and Learning, Penn State Berks

March 28, 2016

How Can I Enhance Class Using Story, Popular Media and Objects?

Alice Cassidy, Ph.D.
First Year Seminar Coordinator, Faculties of Science and Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia

 April 4, 2016

How Do I Prepare a SoTL Article for Publication?

Milton D. Cox, Ph.D.
Founder & Director Emeritus, Center for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching, and University Assessment, Miami University, Ohio

 April 11, 2016

What Key Factors Influence Test Performance?

Kristin Roush, Ph.D.
Psychology Professor, Central New Mexico Community College

 April 18, 2016

How Do Prepared Students Change the Way I Teach?

J. Robert Gillette, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics, University of Kentucky

 April 25, 2016

Is Your Syllabus Sending the Wrong Message?

Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of Teaching and Learning, Penn State Berks

 May 2, 2016

How Can I Transform My Tests into Learning Tools?

Debi Moon, J.D.
Professor Emerita of Teaching and Learning, Penn State Berks
 May 9, 2016  

How Can Students Use Self-Compassion to Reduce Test Anxiety?

Kristin Roush, Ph.D.
Psychology Professor, Central New Mexico Community College

Aug. 24, 2015

How Do I Use VoiceThread for Online Student Discussions?

John Orlando, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Training, Northcentral University

Aug. 31, 2015

What If a Student Asks a Question I Can't Answer?

Therese Huston, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Seattle University

Sept. 7, 2015

What Should I Do When a Student Cheats?

James Lang, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, Assumption College

Sept. 14, 2015

How Can I Measure My Faculty Development Center's Impact?

Bruce  Kelley, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, University of South Dakota

Sept. 21, 2015

What is the Best Way to Grade Participation?

Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of Teaching and Learning

Sept. 28, 2015

How Can I Use Technology to Improve Learning?

Kenneth Alford, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Church History and Doctrine

Oct. 5, 2015

How Do I Create a Climate for Learning in My Classroom?

Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of Teaching and Learning

Oct. 12, 2015

Can Service-Learning Work in My Discipline?

Barbara Jacoby, Ph.D.
Faculty Associate for Leadership and Community Service-Learning, University of Maryland

Oct. 19, 2015

What Can I Learn From Student Ratings?

Ike Shibley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Oct. 26, 2015

How Can I Reduce Apathy and Increase Motivation?

Kenneth Alford, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Church History and Doctrine

Nov. 2, 2015

How Do I Get Started with Service-Learning?

Barbara Jacoby, Ph.D.
Faculty Associate for Leadership and Community Service-Learning, University of Maryland

Nov. 9, 2015

How Can I Connect Students' Interests to Course Content?

Alice Cassidy, Ph.D.
First Year Seminar Coordinator, Faculties of Science and Land and Food Systems

Nov. 16, 2015

How Can I Better Manage Difficult Conversations with Faculty?

Richard Ogle, Ph.D.
Chair of the Department of Psychology

Nov. 23, 2015

How Can I Build a Successful Faculty Development Program?

Kenneth Alford, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Church History and Doctrine

Nov. 30, 2015

In Blended Courses, What Should Students Do Online?

Ike Shibley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Dec. 7, 2015

How Do I Design Courses to Enhance Student Veterans' Success?

Bruce Kelley, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, University of South Dakota

January 26, 2015


What Kinds of Questions Encourage Student Interaction?


Maryellen Weimer

February 2, 2015

How Should I Coach an Underperforming Colleague?

Jeffrey Buller
and Robert Cipriano

February 9, 2015

How Can I Minimize Cheating in the Classroom?

James Lang

February 16, 2015

How Do I Convert a F2F Course to a Hybrid Course?

Jill Schiefelbein

February 23, 2015

How Do I Use FLCs to Strengthen Institutional Assessment?

Milt Cox

March 2, 2015

How Do I Develop a High-Impact Capstone Course?

Barb Jacoby

March 9, 2015

How Can I Use Twitter to Improve Teaching and Learning?

James Lang

March 16, 2015

Are Group Exams a Viable Testing Option?

Maryellen Weimer

March 23, 2015

I’m Teaching Online Next Term. What Do I Have to Know?

Larry Ragan

March 30, 2015

How Can I Help Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills?

Debi Moon
and Rob Jenkins

April 6, 2015

How Can I Use Student Feedback to Improve My Teaching?

Ken Alford
and Tyler Griffin

April 13, 2015

How Can I Incorporate a Group Poster Session into my Class?    

Virginia Johnson Anderson

April 20, 2015

What Should I Do When a Student Challenges My Authority?

Ike Shibley

April 27, 2015

How Can I Improve Lessons with a 4-step Plan?

Mary C. Clement

May 4, 2015

What Works and What Doesn't When Teaching Large Classes?

Ken Alford
and Tyler Griffin

May 11, 2015

How Can Google Docs Help Foster Productive Collaboration?

James Lang

Last Updated: 9/5/17