MTI Workshop Schedule for College of Business

College of Natural Sciences

Deborah Garrity | Professor

CONTACT: Email Phone (970) 491-2513

Deborah Garrity runs an NSF-funded research lab focused on the genetics of heart formation in the vertebrate embryo. This includes the training and mentoring of PhD and MS graduate students, as well as undergraduate research and honors students in the Department of Biology.

She also instructs Developmental Biology with ~145 students, and Attributes of Living Systems with ~280 students, as well as smaller graduate or upper division courses that emphasize student participation. "I like the challenge of helping students to be engaged and effective learners—in different instructional formats—at all stages of their college career."

Deborah obtained her PhD in Genetics/Developmental Biology at Cornell University (1998), followed by post-doctoral research at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital.

Upcoming Workshops

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Previous Workshops

The Student Experience Project I: Communicating student potential and promoting a sense of belonging in your syllabus
College of Natural Sciences MTI Teaching Luncheon & Lecture

Presentor(s):
Lisa Dysleski, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs
Description:
This is the first in a semester-long series that is part of the Student Experience Project, a collaborative project whose mission is to transform the college student experience by creating equitable learning environments through innovative, evidence-based practices. Research indicates that students’ classroom experiences and academic outcomes improve when they feel that the instructor believes they are capable of learning new things. Students who feel supported and connected to a community of learners are more likely to stay academically engaged and utilize resources provided to them by the institution. In this session, we will focus on the STEM course syllabus, a powerful tool that every faculty member has to communicate with students, and how small changes in wording can ensure that messages, policies, and practices demonstrate the faculty member’s constructive beliefs about students’ abilities.
More information about the SEP can be found at www.studentexperienceproject.org.
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Date(s):
February 18, 2020
Time:
11:00AM - 1:00PM
Location:
Lory Student Center Room 386
Learn More:
Deborah Garrity, 970-491-2513, Deborah.Garrity@ColoState.edu

Fresh Ideas in Active Learning
College of Natural Sciences MTI Teaching Luncheon & Lecture

Presentor(s):
Dr. Doreene Hyatt, Professor in Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology and Dr. Harmony Tucker, Instructor in Chemistry
Description:
The workshop will focus on two novel active learning techniques. First, Dr. Tucker uses many demonstrations in Chemistry. She will feature an approach for active learning that moves demos up a notch from disengaged entertainment. Dr. Hyatt will feature an approach where a student volunteer receives prompts from the instructor and other students to complete an activity. Additionally, a “quiz” will demonstrate the use of free software for review of future/previous materials, low stakes assessment or review for exams.

Presented by:
Dr. Doreene Hyatt, Professor in Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology
Dr. Harmony Tucker, Instructor in Chemistry

Please RSVP to cns_info@colostate.edu by Tuesday October 29, 2019.
Contact Debbie Garrity with questions: deborah.garrity@colostate.edu or 970-491-2513
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Date(s):
November 5, 2019
Time:
11:30AM - 1:00PM
Location:
Lory Student Center Room 312
Learn More:
Debbie Garrity, 970-491-2513, deborah.garrity@colostate.edu

Ideas for Motivating Students to Succeed in Difficult Classes
College of Natural Sciences MTI Teaching Luncheon Workshop

Presentor(s):
Description:
Effort impacts student performance in class. Motivation impacts student effort. But what works best for generating the motivation needed to do well? In this session we will share and discuss ideas and experiences for motivating students and what the research shows. Presented by Bert Vermeulen Instructor, Walter Scott Jr. College of Engineering (WSCOE) Please RSVP to cns_info@colostate.edu by Tuesday, September 17. Contact Debbie Garrity with questions: deborah.garrity@colostate.edu or 970-491-2513
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Date(s):
September 24, 2019
Time:
11:30AM - 1:00PM
Location:
Lory Student Center Room 386
Learn More:
Deborah Garrity, 970-491-2513, Deborah.Garrity@ColoState.edu

College of Natural Sciences Master Teaching Initiative Luncheon
Mentoring - Learned but not Taught

Presentor(s):
Dr. Paul Laybourn, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Description:
"Entering Mentoring" addresses best practices in mentoring including maintaining effective communication, aligning mentee/mentor expectations, equity and inclusion, promoting mentee research and educational self-efficacy, fostering independence and creation of mentee individual development plans. In this CNS MTI session, we will participate in two case studies to explore expectations for mentor-mentee relationships and promoting mentee professional development to Individual Development Plans (IDPs). We hope to provide a taste of and for what can be gained by participating in the nine Entering Mentoring workshop series. Please RSVP to cns_info@colostate.edu by Monday, April 22, 2019.
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Date(s):
April 30, 2019
Time:
11:30AM - 1:00PM
Location:
LSC 386
Learn More:
Deborah Garrity, 970-491-2513, Deborah.Garrity@ColoState.edu

The Engaged Classroom
Ten changes you can make to increase student engagement and student success

Presentor(s):
Brian Jones, Ph.D., Department of Physics
Description:
Engaged students are successful students, but with the demands on student time and attention, engagement can be a tricky goal. In this session, I will share some ideas for changes that you can make—right now—in your class to increase engagement by making your topics real and relatable and by making the learning social and supported. This will be an active session; come prepared to share insights and to brainstorm practical strategies in small groups.


Please RSVP to cns_info@colostate.edu by Thursday, February 7th, 2019.
Contact Debbie Garrity with questions: deborah.garrity@colostate.edu or 970-491-2513
Related Files:
Date(s):
February 12, 2019
Time:
11:30AM - 1:00PM
Location:
Lory Student Center Room 386
Learn More:
Debbie Garrity, 970-491-2513, deborah.garrity@colostate.edu