Center for Scholarship and Teaching

Founded in 2008, the Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST) supports professional development opportunities for faculty, encouraging faculty efforts in improving pedagogy and conducting timely, sophisticated scholarship.

CST frequently collaborates with Academic Affairs, A.C. Buehler Library, the Assessment Board and the Faculty Development Committee to coordinate and determine professional development offerings.

Programs and Services

Throughout the academic year, CST offers a number of seminars, workshops and speakers to improve teaching and learning and to cultivate a culture of professional development on campus.

Moreover, CST provides an ever-growing catalog of videos in the Instructional Technology section of the Faculty Development Organization on Blackboard, which can be accessed via My Elmhurst Campus Portal. The current list includes videos on Collaborate, Qualtrics and Browsers.

July Workshops

Introduction to MS Office With MS 365
Wednesday, July 17, 12:30–1:30 p.m. and 3:30–4:30 p.m.
A.C. Buehler Library

Come learn the basics of a few of the more prominent tools in the large Microsoft Tool suite that we have at Elmhurst College. This workshop will focus on the online versions of the tools, with a look at how some of them interact with their PC-resident counterparts. The main focus will be on Outlook Email, Outlook Calendar, OneDrive, Word, and PowerPoint.

Tasks, ToDos, and Teams in MS 365
Wednesday, July 24, 12:30–1:30 p.m. and 3:30–4:30 p.m.
A.C. Buehler Library

Microsoft has recently made improvements to its task management/planner tools and their interactions. Learn how these tools can help you simplify your life through convenient scheduling. In addition, these tools help you work smoothly with others in teams or ad hoc; you can even use them to support your classes and interact with students.

MS OneNote: Collect Everything
Thursday, Aug. 1, 12:30–1:30 p.m. and 3:30–4:30 p.m.
A.C. Buehler Library

OneNote has been around for a while, but Microsoft continues to improve it. In case you are unfamiliar with it, OneNote allows you to collect information and notes in multiple virtual notebooks; each notebook can be organized in multiple sections, each section organized with multiple pages, and each page can contain notes, pictures, web clippings and more. It is similar in purpose to Evernote but more flexible. You can share OneNote pages, and there is even a special edition focused on instructional use.

Please watch for sign-up forms on the week of each presentation. If you have questions, contact Dave Basener.

Meet Our Staff

Dave Basener

Adjunct Faculty, Philosophy; Instructional Technologist, Center for Scholarship and Teaching
Center for Scholarship and Teaching

Nicholas Behm, Ph.D.

Professor, English; Director, Center for Scholarship and Teaching
Center for Scholarship and Teaching

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