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Faculty Lunch & Learn

Due to COVID-19 and restriction on campus events, these Lunch & Learns will take place online until further notice. (Please feel encouraged to eat your lunch during the Zoom session!)


After another successful series last academic year, Lunch and Learn - Faculty Conversations on Teaching, returns for 2021-2022. These casual discussions over lunch spotlight experienced faculty sharing innovative teaching practices and demonstrating how others might implement similar strategies.

Upcoming session

Case Studies from Canvas Pilot

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 from Noon to 1:30PM (online)

A limited number of faculty piloted Canvas during the spring semester to help the University prepare for the migration from Blackboard. Come learn about their experience and ask them questions about Canvas.

Moderated by Brian Cole, Associate Director, Center for Teaching Excellence & Innovation with faculty case studies from Dan Naiman, AMS, Allon Brann, History, and Amanda Hilliard, Center for Leadership Education,




Past sessions...

Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness

  • Wednesday, February 16, 2022 from Noon-1:30 PM (online)
  • Tuesday, February 22, 2022 from Noon to 1:30PM (online)

The Second Commission on Undergraduate Education report recommended, "establishing a new system for the assessment of teaching." The Provost charged an ad hoc Committee on Evaluation of Faculty Teaching to develop a report submitted to the Homewood Academic Council based on community input and research on teaching evaluation practices used at other colleges. This is the first in a series of conversations with Homewood faculty to occur during the spring semester. Come share your thoughts and brainstorm methods for improving  how we evaluate teaching. 

Moderated by members of the ad hoc Committee on Evaluation of Faculty Teaching.


Inclusive Teaching Strategies

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from Noon-1:00 PM (online)

In this session we will discuss the importance of inclusive pedagogy and how to incorporate inclusive teaching strategies into the classroom. Come share your thoughts, ask questions, or just listen.

Presented by Karen Fleming, Professor, Biophysics, KSAS; and Mike Reese, Associate Teaching Professor, Sociology, KSAS, Associate Dean, Libraries and Director, Center for Teaching Excellence & Innovation

(Read a summary of this session on the Innovative Instructor Blog.)


Moving from Blackboard to Canvas

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from Noon-1:00PM (online)

The University launched a comprehensive review process to identify a replacement for our current version of Blackboard. The University has concluded and the University announced Canvas to Replace Blackboard as University’s Primary Learning Management System (LMS). In this session, we will discuss the steps to complete the LMS migration from Blackboard to Canvas by Fall 2022. 

Presented by Brian Cole, Associate Director, Center for Teaching Excellence & Innovation, KSAS/WSE

(Read a summary of this session on the Innovative Instructor Blog.)