Past Event Resources

Previous Event Recordings & Materials

Reading Group Session 1: Small Teaching by James Lang | 6 September 2023

In this session, we discussed three knowledge-related strategies to improve student learning: predicting, retrieving, and interleaving. Join the discussion by viewing or contributing to our collaborative Padlet!

Tell us how you plan to implement one of these strategies in your class(es) by filling out our poll!

Pedagogical Sciences in Practice: Introduction to the IRB | 30 August 2023

In this session, Dr. Sandy Parsons (CTE Faculty Fellow and Associate Teaching Professor in Psychological Sciences) gave an overview of the umbrella IRB process and explained how you can join the protocol to conduct teaching and learning research in your classes. Access Dr. Parsons' Powerpoint slides for the event here.

New Faculty Orientation | 16 August 2023

Powerpoint slides presented at New Faculty Orientation

Faculty Teaching Handbook

ChatGPT In the Classroom | 10 February 2023 — View/Download Recording(s)

The intersection of AI-based writing programs with student writing and assignments has dominated higher ed news and listservs since ChatGPT launched on Nov. 30th. Likewise, many Rice faculty have shared questions and concerns about student use of ChatGPT. Join three of your Rice colleagues with varied academic perspectives as they provide insight into what AI-assisted writing means and share strategies for how to talk to students about the program in both conceptual and practical ways.


  • Rodrigo Ferreira, Assistant Teaching Professor in Computer Science and expert in “Deep Tech Ethics”
  • David Messmer, Senior Lecturer in the Program in Writing and Communication and director of the first-year writing seminar (FWIS) program
  • Vicente Ordonez Roman, Associate Professor in Computer Science and researcher in artificial intelligence and natural language processing

Sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Program in Writing and Communication