Lebanese American University

Center for Teaching and Learning

Events and Workshops

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides programming for LAU faculty to enhance their work as educators. The CTL offers university faculty a variety of opportunities starting one week before the beginning of classes and throughout the fall and spring semesters. These may be campus-based (Beirut or Byblos) lunch hour discussions, hands-on practical workshops, or keynote workshops featuring invited presenters.

Current and Upcoming

Incorporating critical thinking in the classroom

Beirut: Nov 27, 2017 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Location: Beirut, CTL, RNL 708
Presenter: Dr. Rima Bahous

Area of focus: Creativity and Innovation

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop provides participants with an overview of critical thinking. It covers the following topics: the definition of critical thinking, the characteristics of critical thinking, and the assessment of students’ critical thinking skills. 

Syllabus Preparation (do’s and don’ts)

Beirut: Dec 4, 2017 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Location: Beirut, CTL, RNL 708
Presenter: TBA

Byblos: Dec 4, 2017 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Location: Byblos, TBA
Presenter: TBA

Area of focus: Course/syllabus design

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop helps faculty develop their course syllabus and provides them with essential criteria needed to revise their syllabi. It covers the following topics:  exploration of syllabi samples from the different schools, principles of good syllabi construction, and the development of a syllabus. 

nVivo

Byblos: Dec 18, 2017 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Location: TBA
Presenter: TBA

Beirut: Dec 18, 2017 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Location: TBA
Presenter: TBA

Area of focus: Graduate Studies and Research Orientation

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop provides participants with an overview of nVivo.  It covers the following topics: definition of nVivo, the use of nVivo for qualitative data analysis, and the interpretation of outcomes.

Mentoring Graduate Assistants

Beirut: Dec 19, 2017 4:30 AM–6:30 AM

Location: Beirut, CTL, RNL 708
Presenter: TBA

Area of focus: Teaching Effectiveness

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces participants to their role in mentoring graduate assistants. It covers the following topics: the role of a mentor, general guidelines for mentors, and the development of professional relationships with the graduate assistants. 

Spring Schools Faculty Meetings

Beirut: Jan 1–31, 2018 8:00 AM–8:00 PM

Location: Individual School
Presenter: Provost, School Deans, Faculty

Byblos: Jan 1–31, 2018 8:00 AM–8:00 PM

Location: Individual School
Presenter: Provost, School Deans, Faculty

Area of focus: Faculty Development

Audience: School-specific faculty

SPSS

Beirut: Jan 12, 2018 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Location: Beirut, Computer Center
Presenter: TBA

Area of focus: Graduate Studies and Research Orientation

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop provides participants with an overview of SPSS.  It covers the following topics: definition of SPSS, the use of SPSS for quantitative data analysis, and the interpretation of outcomes.

Information Security

Byblos: Feb 19, 2018 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Location: Byblos, TBA
Presenter: Dr. Abbas Tarhini and Dr. Armond Manassian

Beirut: Feb 12, 2018 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Location: Beirut, CTL, TBA
Presenter: Dr. Abbas Tarhini and Dr. Armond Manassian

Area of focus: Technology Integration

Audience: All University faculty

About:

The workshop introduces faculty to the latest research and techniques related to information security including computer system security, network security, and web security. It covers the following topics: Applied cryptography, computer system security, network security, anomaly detection, software security, digital forensics, web security and authentication technology. 

Using Clickers in the classroom

Byblos: Apr 16, 2018 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Location: Byblos, TBA
Presenter: TBA

Area of focus: Technology Integration

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces faculty to the use of clickers in the classroom. It covers the following topics: possible uses of Clickers, motivational and learning-based strategies while using Clickers, advantages of using Clickers, types of Clickers’ questions, writing Clickers’ questions, and features of the i-Clicker software.
 

 

Fighting plagiarism with Turnitin software

Beirut: May 14, 2018 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Location: Beirut, CTL, RNL 708
Presenter: TBA

Byblos: May 7, 2018 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Location: Byblos, TBA
Presenter: TBA

Area of focus: Technology Integration

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces faculty to the Turnitin software and provides them with the ability and the knowledge of how to make use of this software to fight plagiarism. It covers the following topics:  An overview of Turnitin, the importance of Turnitin, creating a faculty account on Turnitin, creating a classroom account on Turnitin, and using Turnitin to interpret reports.


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