Past Events

August 25-27, 2020 - MTEI Teaching Workshop for New Faculty (Synchronous/Asynchronous/In-Person in Phillips 101)

April 23rd, 2019 - Fully or Partially Flipping a Classroom (Rhodes Hall 195)

April 16th, 2019 - Group Work Skills and Strategies (Rhodes Hall 195)

April 5th, 2019 - Diversity and Inclusion in an Engineering Classroom (Rhodes Hall 195)

March 12th, 2019 - Effective Lab Design (Rhodes Hall 195)

February 26, 2019 - MTEI Active Learning Strategies Workshop (Rhodes Hall 195)

January 14-15, 2019 - MTEI Teaching Workshop for New Faculty (Snee Hall 1120)

November 7th, 2018 - MTEI Lecturers' Lunch (Upson Hall 106)

August 14-15, 2018 - MTEI Teaching Workshop (Snee Hall 1120)

January 18-19, 2018 - MTEI Teaching Workshop for New Faculty (Olin Hall 218)

April 20-21, 2018 - ASEE St. Lawerence Section Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

May, MTEI Career Proposal Workshop

January 17, 2011 - MTEI Teaching Workshop Led by Prof. Michael Prince 

Prince is a professor of Chemical Engineering at  Bucknell University, a Co-Director of the  National Effective Teaching Institute with Felder and Brent, and the author of frequently cited papers on active learning and student misconceptions.

Uncovering and Repairing Student Misconceptions 9:00am-10:00am (Olin Hall 245) An extensive research base demonstrates that students frequently enter our classrooms with significant misconceptions about core topics related to course content and leave with those misconceptions unchanged.  Since a deep conceptual understanding is both a defining element of expertise and a prerequisite for being able to apply what is learned in class to real world settings, failure to repair student misconceptions is a critical educational issue.  The discussion will introduce some of the research illustrating the problem and discuss proven techniques for promoting conceptual changes.

Does Student Engagement Really Work? 11:00pm - 12:00pm (Olin Hall 255) Research shows active learning engages students and increases their learning.  But is it worth adopting? This talk addresses issues such as: What is active learning anyways? How much time does it take to create activities? Can active learning really be added to a course while still covering the syllabus? What are some of the challenges and rewards of trying active learning?

Lunch with Michael Prince 12:15pm - 1:15pm (Olin Hall 128)

Making the Transition to Active Learning 1:30pm - 4:00pm (Olin Hall 245) This is a practical, hands-on workshop for faculty who are interested in increasing their use of active learning in the classroom. The workshop will introduce a range of active learning approaches, from short, informal class activities to more structured formats such as collaborative and problem-based learning. Leave the workshop with a clear understanding of the differences among these approaches and when it makes sense to use each one. Participants will be given the time to develop activities for a course that they plan to teach.

Co-sponsored by the Engineering Teaching Excellence Institute and the Cornell Center for Teaching Excellence.

April 7-8 - American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) St. Lawrence Section Spring Conference 2016

Jan 16-17, 2014 - Workshop on Effective, Efficient Teaching - Moakley House (JPG)

January 14th, 2012 - Advantages and Strategies in assigning groups. Using GroupEng to automate assigning groups. (PDF)

January 17th-18th, 2012 - MTEI  and CTE Workshops with Chemical Engineering Professor Emeritus Donald Woods of McMaster University, on student groups, problem solving and critical thinking and project based learning. (JPG)

January 2011 - MTEI Teaching Workshop Led by Prof. Michael Prince - Workshop on student misconceptions, student engagement and active learning.

May 2010 - Workshop: Active Learning Applied to Teaching Statistics

January 2010 - MTEI Teaching Workshop

January 2009 - MTEI Teaching Workshop

2008 - Wieman Lunch Discussion