MTI Workshop Schedule for College of Business

College of Liberal Arts

Thomas R. Dunn | Associate Professor of Communication Studies

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Thomas R. Dunn is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies and the Director of the Basic Course in Public Speaking (SPCM 200) at Colorado State University. He joined the faculty at Colorado State in the Fall of 2012. Dr. Dunn teaches a variety of classes in rhetorical studies, including undergraduate classes in The History and Theory of Rhetoric, Visual Communication, and Rhetoric in Social Movements, and graduate classes in the History of Rhetorical Theory, Rhetorical Criticism, Queer Theory and Criticism, and Speech Communication Pedagogy. He is also a highly-sought adviser and mentor of graduate students and new teachers in higher education.

Dr. Dunn earned both his Doctorate in Communication and a Certificate in the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at the University of Pittsburgh ('11). Dr. Dunn's primary research agenda investigates the intersection of LGBT/queer culture, politics, and rhetoric with a focus on public memory and visual and material rhetorics. Recent projects include the book, Queerly Remembered: Rhetorics for the Representing the GLBTQ Past, which explores how LGBTQ people use public tellings of their shared pasts to effect political, social, and cultural change in the present. He is currently at work on a new book on the rhetoric and politics of queer memories of the Holocaust and the persecution of homosexuals by the Third Reich.

His writing appears in venues like the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Communication & Critical/Cultural Studies, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, the Western Journal of Communication, and the Southern Communication Journal, as well as the Denver Post. Dr. Dunn is also the winner of several awards, including the 2011 National Communication Association's Stephen E. Lucas Debut Publication Award, the 2012 Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, the 2014-2015 Excellence in Teaching Award from CSU's College of Liberal Arts, the 2017 New Investigator Award from the Critical/Cultural Studies Division of NCA, and the 2018 Book of the Year Award from the GLBTQ Communication Studies Division of NCA.

Upcoming Workshops

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Previous Workshops

BEST PRACTICES IN ONLINE AND HYBRID TEACHING: PLANNING FOR CRITICAL THINKING

Presentor(s):
Jennifer Todd, Karen Falkenberg and Tonya Buchan
Description:
This 90-minute workshop is a follow-up to the Best Practices in Remote and Hybrid Teaching: An Introduction This workshop will guide you through a process of choosing strategies that engage students with essential course concepts. Participants will align instructional strategies and CATs (Classroom Assessment Techniques) with Bloom’s Taxonomy so that student thinking can move from identification and description to application and analysis. Prior to the workshop, you will be asked to identify 3 - 5 course concepts that are essential to student learning in your course. Bring these essentials course concepts and syllabus to the workshop.
Workshop Outcomes: Participants will be able to... Determine the level of learning students need to demonstrate knowledge or mastery of essential concepts in your course Align outcomes/essential concepts with appropriate activities, checks for understanding, and assessments so that students will reach the necessary level of mastery
Alignment with Teaching Effectiveness Domains: Curriculum/Curric Alignment & Feedback & Assessment
Related Files:
Date(s):
January 13, 2021
Time:
9:00AM - 10:30AM
Location:
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Registration:
Learn More:
Debora Colbert, 491-2645, debora.colbert@colostate.edu

Best Practices in Remote and Hybrid Teaching: An Introduction

Presentor(s):
Jennifer Todd and Tonya Buchan
Description:
Student engagement involves the frequency and level of student participation in the class. We generally talk about three types of engagement: student-to-student, student-to-content and student-to-instructor. In this 90-minute workshop, participants will identify up to three practices to incorporate into a course. At the end of the semester, participants will complete a short questionnaire reporting on the implementation of the practices.
Workshop Outcomes: Participants will be able to... 1) Structure their online course for consistency and clarity; Create an instructor presence in their online course; 2) Foster student-to-student engagement in their online course; 3) Integrate at least three best practices for students to engage with course content.
Alignment with Teaching Effectiveness Domains: Classroom Climate, Inclusive Pedagogy
Related Files:
Date(s):
January 12, 2021
Time:
9:00AM - 10:30AM
Location:
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Registration:
Learn More:
Debora Colbert, 491-2645, debora.colbert@colostate.edu

Best Practices in Remote and Hybrid Teaching: An Introduction

Presentor(s):
Jennifer Todd and Tonya Buchan
Description:
Student engagement involves the frequency and level of student participation in the class. We generally talk about three types of engagement: student-to-student, student-to-content and student-to-instructor. In this 90-minute workshop, participants will identify up to three practices to incorporate into a course.
At the end of the semester, participants will complete a short questionnaire reporting on the implementation of the practices.

Workshop Outcomes: Participants will be able to... 1) Structure their online course for consistency and clarity; Create an instructor presence in their online course; 2) Foster student-to-student engagement in their online course; 3) Integrate at least three best practices for students to engage with course content.
Alignment with Teaching Effectiveness Domains: Classroom Climate, Inclusive Pedagogy
Related Files:
Date(s):
January 11, 2021
Time:
9:00AM - 10:30AM
Location:
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Registration:
Learn More:
Debora Colbert, 491-2645, debora.colbert@colostate.edu

Teaching Online: Faciliation & Engagement (Accelerated)

Presentor(s):
TILT Facilitators
Description:
Fostering a supportive classroom community, engaging students, & developing feedback and assessment strategies, with attention to large-enrollment sections.
Learning Outcomes:
"-Create an inclusive classroom climate online.
-Interact with students online in ways that encourage them to engage with the material, with each other, and with you.
-Select online assessment strategies and methods of providing feedback appropriate for your course."

This course aligns with the Teaching Effectiveness Framework: Classroom Climate, Instructional Strategies, and Feedback & Assessment
Related Files:
Date(s):
January 4, 2021 - January 10, 2021
Time:
7:00AM - 7:00AM
Location:
Canvas - Asynchronous Online January 4 - January 10th
Registration:
Learn More:
Debora Colbert, 491-2645, debora.colbert@colostate.edu

Teaching Online: Faciliation & Engagement (3 week)

Presentor(s):
TILT Facilitators
Description:
Fostering a supportive classroom community, engaging students, & developing feedback and assessment strategies, with attention to large-enrollment sections.
Learning Objectives:
"-Create an inclusive classroom climate online.
-Interact with students online in ways that encourage them to engage with the material, with each other, and with you.
-Select online assessment strategies and methods of providing feedback appropriate for your course."

This course aligns with the Teaching Effectiveness Framework: Classroom Climate, Instructional Strategies, and Feedback & Assessment
Related Files:
Date(s):
December 28, 2020 - January 17, 2021
Time:
7:00AM - 7:00AM
Location:
Canvas - Asynchronous Online - December 28 - January 17th
Registration:
Learn More:
Debora Colbert, 491-2645, debora.colbert@colostate.edu