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Brown Bag Resources

Below you will find videos and notes from previous CELT Brown Bags/Workshops.

Spring 2018

Spring 2018

Brown Bag: Writing Good Multiple Choice Questions

Led by: Marc Khan, Peterman-Prosser Professor, Sr. Associate Dean School of Medicine

Interactive session on writing effective multiple choice questions. Some discussion of res psychometrics will also be provided.

Supplemental Materials: Writing Effective MCQs (slides), ASH MCQ Test

Full Video


Brown Bag: Difficult Conversations

Led by: Ben Brubaker and Nicole Ralston

This conversation will help us gain a better understanding of micro-aggressions in the classroom, the difference between intent vs. impact and the effects of cumulative oppression on marginalized communities. We will also discuss how to facilitate constructive conversations around these topics between students.

Click here for Brown Bag dialogue handout. 




Fall 2018

Fall 2018

Brown Bag: What Data Tells Us About Teaching Tulane Students

Led by: Jessica Shedd

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 

Click here for access to the presentation ppt.



Brown Bag: How to Maximize Learning Outcomes for Tulane's Neurodiverse Student Population

Led by: Guest Speaker "Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown" 

Monday, September 24, 2018 

Click here for video of Dr. Brown's presentation.


Brown Bag: Writing Letters of Recommendation

Panel Discussion 

How can we best help our students take that next big step beyond Tulane?
You may be well familiar with what to write for your own disciplines, but what makes the strongest letter for Goldwater and Fulbright Scholarships, medical school, business school, law school, and other post-graduate programs?

Thursday, October 18, 2018 

Click here for video of full panel discussion.

Click here for Letters guidelines brochure.

Tulane Letterhead Template

Resource Article



Spring 2019

Spring 2019


Brown Bag: Facilitating Difficult Dialogues

Led by: Liv Newman, PhD CELT Associate Director

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 

Presentation & Handouts


Brown Bag: Objectives and Outcomes

Led by: Donata Henry, PhD CELT Associate Director

Thursday, March 21, 2019 

Donata Henry's workshop on how to activate your syllabus with effective language and clear goals. Your objective: to understand the pedagogy behind syllabus building. Your outcome: a better syllabus! 



Brown Bag: Teaching Diversity

Led by: Anastasia Kurdia, Computer Science

Brown Bag Video



Brown Bag: Gamification and Game-Based Theory Elements in the Classroom

Led by: Holly Jackson, HTML

Brown Bag Video



Fall 2019

Fall 2019

New Faculty Workshop PP Presentations
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - Wednesday, August 21, 2019


When is a Concern a Concern?

| Brown Bag Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | Sarah Montes, Academic Advising & Catherine Tyner, Case Management and Victim Support Services

PP Presentation | Brown Bag Video


The Science of Implicit Bias

| Brown Bag Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | Presented by Lisa Molix, Psychology 

PP Presentation | Harvard Implicit Bias Test 



Spring 2020

Writing Letters of Recommendation (Panel Discussion) 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Panelists: Mike Woodson, David Weinberg, Melissa Lightell, Jennifer Beers,
Moderator: Charlotte Maheu-Vail, Associate Dean of Newcomb-Tulane College and Director of the Honors Program
(1) Video, audio transcript, and chat (Program starts at 11:41*)
(2) Video, audio transcript (Audio starts at 1:23*)

Academic Integrity (Panel Discussion)

Monday, February 3, 2020
Panelists: Dean Lee Skinner, Christine Smith, Christopher Rodning, Toni Weiss, Liv Newman

I Can Help: Mental Health Literacy & Suicide Prevention 

Due to I CAN HELP licensing, CELT is not able to share the resources provided during the workshop online.


Dealing w/ Email Overload 
Monday, February 17, 2020
 Anastasia Kurida, Computer Science
Tulane Email Culture
Email Management Strategy


Efficient & Meaning Student Feedback Strategies 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
 Liv Newman, CELT and Kate Johnson, ILC
Power Point: Efficient & Meaningful Student Feedack Strategies

Fall 2020

New Faculty Workshops
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | Workshop Recording
Wednesday, August 11, 2020 | Workshop Recording

  • Click here to view/download the Designing Your Course For Student Success presentation.
  • Click here to view/download the When is a Concern a Concern? presentation.

Lessons Learned from Teaching Online Summer School
Friday, August 14, 2020 | Panel Recording
Panel starts around 15mins into recording.


Assessing for Learning
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 | ZOOM Recording


Assessments that Promote Academic Integrity
Friday, September 11, 2020 | ZOOM Recording


Creating Assessments for the Online Space 
Monday, September 12, 2020 | ZOOM Recording
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | ZOOM Recording


A Quick Guide to Creating Challenging Canvas Quizzes
Thursday, September 24, 2020 | ZOOM Recording


When is a Concern a Concern?
Presentation | Advising Flyer
Friday, September 25, 2020 | ZOOM Recording 


Anti-Racism and Racial Justice in Action: Building the Beloved Community in Teaching and Learning Enviornments
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | ZOOM Recording


Curriculum Mapping: Is your Program Lost?
Friday, October 9, 2020 | ZOOM Recording


SoTL 101: Introduction to Scholarship of Teaching and Learning   
Thursday, November 12, 2020 | ZOOM Recording




Spring 2021

​Custom Stress-Reduction Yoga and Meditation
Aaron Brewer, Campus Recreation
Friday, January 15, 2021 | ZOOM Recording

How Students Use Canvas
Panelist: Tulane University Students
Thursday, January 21, 2021 | ZOOM Recording 

Effective Online Presentation
Presenter: Eunice Ofori, Sr. Instructional Designer, CELT
Monday, January 25, 2021 | ZOOM Recording | Presentation

Custom Stress-Reduction Yoga and Meditation
Aaron Brewer, Campus Recreation
Monday, February 1, 2021 | ZOOM Recording

SoTL 101 Cont. Introduction to Science of Teaching and Learning Research
Presenter: Eunice Ofori, Sr. Instructional Designer, CELT and Donata Henry, Associate Director, CELT
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 | ZOOM Recording | Presentation

Anti-Racism and Social Justice
Presenter: Anneliese Singh, PhD, LPC, Chief Diversity Officer/Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity 
Thursday, February 4, 2021 | ZOOM Recording

Effective Group Work
Presenter: Ann Yoachim, Architecture
Thursday, February 4, 2021 | ZOOM Recording

Universal Design Learning 
Presenter: Eunice Ofori, Sr. Instructional Designer, CELT

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 | ZOOM Recording | Presentation

Grading Time Savers 
Presenter: Donata Henry, CELT and Blaine Fisher, ILC

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | ZOOM Recording

Anti-Racism & Social Justice Open Dialogue 
Presenter: Anneliese Singh, PhD, LPC, Chief Diversity Officer/Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity 

Thursday, March 4, 2021 | ZOOM Recording

Productive Discussions
Presenters: Rosanne L. Adderley, History

Thursday, March 18, 2021 | ZOOM Recording

Teaching Gender & Sexuality in the Classroom 
Presenters: Presenter: Anneliese Singh, PhD, LPC, Chief Diversity Officer/Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity and Petey Peterson, Director Gender & Sexual Diversity

Thursday, March 30, 2021 | ZOOM Recording

Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Teach-In 2021
Friday, April 2, 2021 |  ZOOM Recordings

How to Incorporate Special Collections

Presenter: Agnes Czeblakow, Howard Tilton Memorial Library
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | ZOOM Recording

Transitioning Students from High School to College after a Year of “Pandemic Learning” Panel Discussion

Panelist: Kit Nelson, Director of Academic Studio, NOCCA; Erin Walker, Chair, English Department, Metairie Park Country Day; and Jeanell Sullivan, STEM Teacher (Environmental Science, AP Biology), Lusher
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | ZOOM Recording