Workshops by Request

CTLT leads teaching workshops and discussions for individuals & academic departments upon request.


CTLT leads teaching workshops and discussions upon request. For interested schools, departments, programs or other organizations at the University of Richmond, CTLT provides workshops on a wide range of teaching topics — from course design to classroom strategies to professional development — for audiences from faculty to lecturers to teaching assistants. CTLT can also facilitate discussions of teaching within a program more generally, including conversations on curriculum development and implementation, and sessions addressing particular teaching challenges. In all cases, CTLT works with the requestor to develop a program that meets the group’s needs.

Step 1: Choose session format that meets your needs.

  • Classroom presentation to students (presentation tailored to students in a class)
  • Departmental meeting presentation
  • Faculty Academy (week-long)
  • Faculty Retreat presentation/seminar
  • Hands-on workshop
  • Hands-on workshop for students in a class
  • Multi-day professional development series
  • One-on-one (private, individual session)
  • Orientation for new faculty
  • Panel discussion
  • Presentation/seminar
  • Rapid-fire, multi-topic 1 hour session
  • Small faculty group session
  • …or suggest your own!

Step 2: A la carté topics to create your own workshop

  • 3D Printing
  • Adobe Connect (conduct live webinars, stream guest lecturers to students)
  • A/V Equipment for Faculty/course projects
  • Best Practices in Backing up your Data
  • Blackboard Introduction
  • Blackboard Grade Center and Student Assessment
  • Blogging (WordPress) Solutions in Higher Education
  • Box in an Academic Setting
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) concept in the classroom
  • Classroom/Desktop Capture (Panopto)
  • Copyright/Fair Use
  • Clickers (Audience Response System) in the Classroom
  • Desktop Capture (Panopto)
  • Discussions online: strategies
  • Digital Storytelling Basics
  • Digital Storytelling Advanced
  • Documentary Media
  • Effective Lecturing with Classroom Technology
  • Flipping Introduction: flip just a little or the entire course
  • Google Cardboard (virtual reality solutions that are fun, simple and cheap!)
  • Mobile Device Initiative @ UR: University-provided mobile devices for use in your classroom
  • Mobile Device Initiative @ UR: Integrating “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) philosophy
  • Microsoft Office
  • Oculus Rift (virtual reality headset for immersive 3D use in higher ed)
  • Online/Hybrid Teaching I: Introduction and First Steps
  • Online/Hybrid Teaching II: Best Practices for syllabus creation and quality Blackboard course design
  • Qualtrics Introduction
  • Trends in Education Technology
  • WordPress Introduction
  • WordPress: The Hub and Spoke model

Step 3: Talk with your Liaison or contact the CTLT Assistant Director

When it’s time to chat, we’ll want to go over a few things when planning your session:

1.  Learning Objectives: What do you want participants to learn (to do) from the session?  What are the takeaways? 

2. Opportunities for Active Learning: Do you want to incorporate activities into the session to give participants opportunities to try out or explore the topic?

3. Other Workshop Planning: How much time we have for the session?  Location? 

CTLT Assistant Director
Michael Dixon

CTLT Liaison for Humanities:
Scott Pennington 

CTLT Liaison for Fine Arts:
Corrina Waxman

CTLT Liaison for Sciences:
Andrew Bell


CTLT Liaison for Business, Law & Leadership:
Jon Messer

CTLT Liaison for Social Sciences:
Ryan Brazell

…or fill out the form below with your ideas and we’ll determine the best person to assist you with your idea.

Custom Workshop Request