Faculty Lunch & Learn

Due to COVID-19 and restriction on campus events, these Lunch & Learns will take place online until further notice. (Please feel encouraged to eat your lunch during the Zoom session!)


After another successful series last academic year, Lunch and Learn - Faculty Conversations on Teaching, returns for 2020-2021. These casual discussions over lunch spotlight experienced faculty sharing innovative teaching practices and demonstrating how others might implement similar strategies.

2020-2021 Lunch & Learn Series

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from Noon-1:00 PM

First Year Seminars

The Second Commission on Undergraduate Education report recommends offering a first-year seminar to all incoming students each year. To help departments and faculty prepare to offer these seminars, the next CER Faculty Lunch & Learn will discuss the goals of the seminars and lessons learned from faculty who piloted the seminars in 2020. Join us (virtually) on Wednesday, February 24th at noon. Register to receive the Zoom URL.

Presented by Bertrand Garcia-Moreno, Interim Vice Dean for Natural Sciences, KSAS; Aliza Watters, Director, First Year Seminars, KSAS; Laura Mason, Sr. Lecturer, Film & Media Studies and History, KSAS; and Daniel Foster, Associate Professor and Chair, Liberal Arts, Peabody Conservatory.

Come with your questions or to share your experience facilitating seminars at any level in the past that could inform the future of this exciting learning opportunity.  All are welcome!


April's date/topics to be announced. All sessions will take place online until further notice.

Past Sessions

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from Noon-1:00 PM

Managing TAs

In this session we will discuss best practices for faculty to manage and interact with the TAs (teaching assistants) assigned to your course. Come share your thoughts, ask questions, or just listen.

Presented by Dr. Rebecca Pearlman, Senior Lecturer, Biology (KSAS), Dr. Reid Mumford, Instructional Resource Advisor, Physics & Astronomy (KSAS) and Dr. Mike Reese, Sr. Lectuturer, Sociology (KSAS).


Wednesday, October 9, 2020 from Noon-1:00 PM

Teaching Online: What Have We Learned?

This is an open discussion for faculty to discuss best practices based on their experience teaching online. Come share your thoughts, ask questions, or just listen.

Moderated by Mike Reese, Associate Dean, Libraries and Director, Center for Educational Resources