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Week of March 13, 2018

GTA Weekly Bulletin

Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning 

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) weekly email bulletin features news, upcoming events, and teaching resources tailored to the teaching needs of Graduate Teaching Assistants at South Dakota State University. It is typically sent on Tuesdays.

Week of March 13, 2018


GTA Workshop Series Continues Today

This spring’s GTA Workshop Series is focused on the seven research-based principles of effective teaching emphasized in How Learning Works by Ambrose, Bridges, DiPietro, Lovett, and Norman (2010).

University Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop #4

How Does Students’ Prior Knowledge Affect Their Learning? (Learning Principle 1)                         

Tuesday, March 13 (1-2pm) – SBL 125 or

Friday, March 16 (10-11am) – SBL 125

Presenter: Dr. Tanya Gupta, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Registration Link:

For more information and registration for the entire series, please follow the link below:

GTA Workshop Series - Spring 2018


Future Faculty Focus Spring Schedule Announced

The Future Faculty Focus Focus program provides support and resources for those pursuing teaching positions in higher education.

Spring 2018 Schedule

Session 2          Friday, March 16 @ 2pm (Briggs 125)

Session 3          Friday, April 13 @ 2pm (Briggs 125)

Session 4          Finals Week (TBD) Teaching Portfolio Feedback Session


Training in 20 – CETL Showcase Webinar

How Can I Promote Enrollment and Retention in Challenging Courses that Motivate Instead of Frustrate?

When it comes to gatekeeper courses, there are often cases where expectations and reality don’t match, and fears, rumors, and beliefs about “hard” courses and programs discourage students and limit enrollment. By creating student buy-in and ensuring students understand that you have their best interests at heart, you can help increase their satisfaction with their college experience and influence them to move along in their academic program, resulting in positive outcomes for students, teachers, and institutions.

This webinar can be accessed by clicking here! You will be asked to login to gain access to the webinar. To utilize the SDSU login please follow the steps found here! Please remember you must complete the free access/subscription information to access these webinars.


Articles of the Week

Focus on encouraging ethical behaviors and promoting academic integrity rather than focusing on cheating.

Students as a Forgotten Ally in Preventing Cheating

Preparing for diverse careers creates potentially more opportunities upon graduation. Here are a few thoughts to consider.

Prepare Your Ph.D.s for Diverse Career Paths

Are you trying to figure out how you will address devices in your classroom when you are the one to make the policy? This article provides a review of where faculty stand on the issue. It should help inform your philosophy.

A Review of Cell Phone Policies


2018 IDS Summer Academies

Instructional Design Services will host the 2018 Summer Academies. The academies are designed to help SDState faculty, staff and graduate teaching assistants develop comprehensive technology skills and competencies in the established SDState Active Learning Cloud environment. The sessions will help meet the challenges of using miscellaneous SDState-supported Cloud services and technology applications.

The academies are hands-on learning workshops on three themes. All SDState faculty, staff and graduate teaching assistants are invited. All sessions will be conducted in Pugsley 105. Participants can select any of the sessions to participate. 

Applicants must complete an online form no later than April 6:

Questions can be directed to:​.


Conferences on Teaching and Learning

If you are looking for an opportunity to engage in professional development focused on Teaching, Learning, or the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning the following conferences are great opportunities.

Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning

International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference

2018 Teaching Professor Conference