Educational Support

Information on this site may be temporarily incorrect due to sudden changes associated with COVID-19.

Education Day 2022

Education Day 2022 was a great day celebrating teaching and learning. We had over 100 participants, about 60% of them attending virtually, representing 14 institutions from the United States and the Caribbean. Agenda for the day included a keynote speech from Dr. Andrew West of Colorado State University about student engagement in virtual and in-person learning formats; a poster session; a debate about student reminders (way of ensuring equity in a diverse class or unnecessary handholding of budding professionals); a workshop on contract grading; and presentation of faculty awards. A survey was sent out after the event; participants most enjoyed it being a hybrid event that permitted attendance by people from multiple institutions, the keynote speaker, the debate, and the poster session. Ideas for next year included some changes to make the poster session more user-friendly, group or roundtable activities, and a variety of possible topics ranging from assessment alternatives to classroom technologies to competency-based education.

Posters from the session can be accessed on the Education Day 2022 site and the list of winners of teaching awards can be found here. Are you interested in helping plan Education Day 2023? Contact Peggy Root at [email protected].

Instructor development opportunities

Visit the Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) and Academic Technology Support Services (ATSS) websites for faculty development opportunities over the summer. Beginning in late summer, watch your email for Teaching Tips from the college; archived Teaching Tips from previous years can be accessed here. Watch for updated information about the CVM Instructor Development series, which in 2022-2023 will include synchronous sessions and independent learning modules.

DEI Support

If you are interested in learning more about how to facilitate constructive classroom dialogue that is inclusive of divergent perspectives, you might consider consulting with staff in the Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) or the Office for Equity and Diversity, or attending the CEI webinar.


Canvas Camp

Canvas Camp College of Veterinary Medicine

Canvas Camp is a group of interactive Zoom sessions that go over some of the more advanced functions of Canvas. The sessions are currently happening on the final Thursday of the month at Noon. Please email Ryan Rupprecht ([email protected]) if interested. Anyone can self enroll in the Canvas Camp course we will be using to provide examples during the Zoom sessions.


Need help as an instructor?  See if what you need is on the Course Coordinator and instructor resources document

Peer review of teaching  Are you interested in peer review of your teaching? Contact the CVM Educational Support group to set up a time to discuss what aspect of your teaching you would like reviewed.

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