April 20, 2017
Topic: Campus News
Registration is open for the 20th annual Enriching Scholarship, a week of free educational offerings for U-M faculty and staff intended to foster engaged and effective teaching, learning and research.
More than 100 sessions are offered May 1-5, covering a wide range of interests such as inclusive teaching and presentation techniques, unique approaches to using the Canvas learning-management system, an introduction to 3-D printing, and a session on how dentistry and kinesiology students are using a touch-enabled virtual dissection table to explore anatomy.
Rob Pettigrew, a member of the Enriching Scholarship Planning Committee and an academic technology specialist at the University Library, recalled a faculty member who wanted to create video tutorials for her students. She attended an Enriching Scholarship workshop on using screen-capture software, where she learned about high-quality studios and staff support available on campus — support available not only to her, but to her students.
"In the end, she turned the lessons around," Pettigrew said, "Her students are now teaching their peers through professional-quality videos and screen captures they created."
The program starts May 1 with a poster fair, breakfast and keynote opening address in the Rogel Ballroom of the Michigan Union. The poster fair showcases the work of recipients of the annual U-M Teaching Innovation Prize, as well as the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching's Investigating Student Learning Grant teams.
Scott Page, Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Political Science, Complex Systems and Economics, will give the opening keynote address, "Technology, Diversity, and Complexity," in which he will discuss three trends that drive change in modern universities: advancing technologies; an increasingly diverse student body, staff and faculty; and growing complexity and interdisciplinarity of inquiry.
Page will also participate as part of a closing panel event, "Emerging Landscapes: A Cross-Disciplinary Conversation with U-M Faculty," on May 5 at the U-M Museum of Art.
Educational sessions target skill levels from beginner to advanced, and participants come from every school and college on the Ann Arbor campus, as well as from UM-Flint and UM-Dearborn.
Enriching Scholarship sessions are free to the university community, although registration with a U-M uniqname is required. They are conducted at various locations across campus. Waitlists are available for full session, and admission to the session is likely as the date nears.
A grassroots group of staff members from across U-M formed the Teaching and Technology Collaborative in 1997 and introduced Enriching Scholarship, which became an annual event.
The TTC comprises staff from the University Library, Academic Innovation, LSA Instructional Support Services, the Language Resource Center, Information and Technology Services, Health Information Technology & Services — Education and Training, and CRLT.
Members of the TTC share a common workshop registration site, which allows the university community to visit one site and find all workshops presented by members of the TTC.
Session registration will continue throughout the conference.