Spring 2021 Highlights - Coastal Carolina University
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Spring 2021 CeTEAL Highlights

Book Talk by author Kevin Gannon, Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto

We have recorded this session, and if you would like to watch the recording please email ceteal@coastal.edu for the recording link and password.Kevin Gannon

January 11, 2021, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Kevin Gannon will lead us in discussion of the key ideas and the ways one can incorporate radical hope as their practice and praxis. The book is part of an invited series, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education by the West Virginia University Press. In this work, “Kevin Gannon asks that the contemporary university’s manifold problems be approached as opportunities for critical engagement, arguing that, when done effectively, teaching is by definition emancipatory and hopeful. Considering individual pedagogical practice, the students who are the primary audience and beneficiaries of teaching, and the institutions and systems within which teaching occurs, Radical Hope surveys the field, tackling everything from impostor syndrome to cell phones in class to allegations of a campus “free speech crisis.” Throughout, Gannon translates ideals into tangible strategies and practices (including key takeaways at the conclusion of each chapter), with the goal of reclaiming teachers’ essential role in the discourse of higher education.” (West Virginia University Press).

The book albeit short (152 pages), offers ideas and reflective praxis. CeTEAL has a few paperback copies on a first come basis and the Kimbel Library has purchased the ebook for your convenience.

We look forward to you joining us in this important discussion.


Spring Sessions

Pedagogy in Practice Series

All oppression is connected 

Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Tuesday, March 9, from 1:40 - 2:55 p.m.


Scholarship and Research

Zotero and Mendley Logos

Research and Teaching: Using Mendeley and Zotero for Online Collaboration and the Classroom
Monday, March 1, from 3 - 3:50 p.m.

SPSS Logo 

Introduction to SPSS: The Basics
Wednesday, February 24, from 1 - 1:50 p.m.


Author Rights
March 2, from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

The Productive Writer: Managing Your Time, Process, and Energy
Friday, February 3, from 11 - 11:50 a.m.

Survey Research Methods
Tuesday, March 2, from 11 a.m. - noon

Using a Matric to Build a Better Survey
Tuesday, March 9, from 11 a.m. - noon

Cleaning Data with Excel
Tuesday, March 16, 11 a.m. - noon


Faculty Seminars

Seminars for the spring are offered for all faculty, with an emphisis on new and early career faculty. All are welcome to attend.


Interperting Student Evaluations
Friday, January 29, from noon - 1:30 p.m.

Advising for New Faculty
Friday, February 12, from noon - 1:30 p.m.

Call for Instructional Coaches

CeTEAL seeks faculty to participate in the instructional coaches Spring 2021 sessions. Instructional coaches provide peer-to-peer, confidential, non-evaluative classroom observations. You will take part in three face-to-face sessions. The sessions equip you with the tools you will need to produce confidential, strength-based classroom observations and follow-up discussions for fellow instructors. You will also take part in five elective sessions. CeTEAL will guide your through the process during your first two observations. During the annual CeTEAL Celebration, you will receive your Instructional Coaching certificate.

Look at the Instructional Coaching Program and contact ceteal@coastal.edu with questions.

CeTEAL Instructioanl Coach Novice Badge 

Instructional Coaching: Faculty Peer Classroom Observation
Thursday, Jan. 28, from 10:50 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 29, from 1 - 2:15 p.m.

Instructional Coaching: Documenting Classroom Observations
Thursday, Feb. 11, from 10:50 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 12, from 1 - 2:15 p.m.

Instructional Coaching: Providing Instructor Feedback and Resources
Thursday, March 4, from 10:50 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Friday, March 5, from 1 - 2:15 p.m.

Classroom  Observations

CeTEAL's approach to instructional coaching is strength-based and founded on our desire to help faculty members improve their instruction.

Having an instructional coach visit your classroom can help you recognize your teaching strengths and determine areas for improvement. Our instructional coaches are trained in the coaching/peer process and will provide you with constructive, strength-based feedback, as well as suggestions and strategies that work to improve teaching.

Instructional Coach Mentor Badge 

What will you gain from the experience?

  • Impartial observation of teaching practices from an experienced peer
  • Assistance/recommendations for becoming a better instructor/teacher to improve learning
  • Final report addressing your concerns and providing practical teaching strategies to improve student learning in your classes
  • Documentation of your efforts to improve your teaching for promotion and tenure
  • More understanding and decreased "power" of student evaluations
  • Confidential review process
Reserve your observation for the spring semester today!

Wellness Circle

Wellness Circle for Faculty/Staff is led by Dr. Eugenia Hopper, Dr. Tiffany Hollis, and Dr. Adriane Sheffield, from the Spadoni College of Education. The wellness sessions help all of us examine our own wellness situations and offer suggestions and ideas that one can incorporate into their life, especially during this pandemic.


Thursday, February 25, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 25, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 22, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.