WHAT'S NEW IN RESEARCH ON TEACHING AND LEARNING
Each semester, the CTE hosts at least one formal research presentation on a specific question addressed within the scholarship of teaching and learning. The "What's New in Research on Teaching and Learning" talks take place over lunch (provided by the CTE) and are open to all faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students.
CTE TEACHING & INNOVATION COLLOQUY
Each year the CTE runs a Teaching & Innovation Colloquy on a specific topic related to teaching and learning. Faculty participants are selected through a competitive application process and awarded a stipend for their participation. Participants meet four times over the course of the academic year to read and discuss selections from books and articles on the scholarship of teaching and learning. Participants then develop an implementation plan for the following academic year. Past colloquy topics include:
Course Design for Significant Learning
Using Discussion for Meaningful Learning
Developing and Using A Concept Inventory
CTE READING GROUP
Each spring, the CTE leads a Reading Group on an important book in the field of teaching and learning. The CTE Reading Group is open to all instructors at Rice and is a terrific chance to discuss research on teaching with colleagues from many disciplines. The CTE purchases books for all who register, and books are distributed at the first group meeting.