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Click in the list below for information on programs offered through the LTC. You can register for current events by clicking the link to the right.

Based on feedback from several focus groups of faculty, staff and students, the Faculty Exchange Series (FES) has been re-named “Campus Conversations.” We believe this name better reflects the sessions that fall under this programming, and with the emphasis on “Campus,” we can be clear that all in the UD community are welcome to attend.  We will be adding sessions to the Campus Conversations listing. 

To submit suggestions for Campus Conversations sessions, email

To see CARMA webinar dates for fall 2020 and to learn how to join, click here.

CARMA, Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis, is an interdisciplinary center devoted to helping faculty, graduate students and professionals learn of current developments in various areas of research methods and statistics.  CARMA is a non-profit unit of the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University.  CARMA conducts Webinars on a variety of research methods topics and hosts a video archive of prior events. We extend an invitation to all interested UD faculty, staff, and students to participate in these events. Each Webinar consists of an approximately 60 minute presentation followed by a 30 minute Q&A session.  Each is presented by an accomplished expert in the area. Topics cover a range of basic and cutting edge research methods issues and areas.  The sessions are suitable as an introduction to a topic, a refresher, continuing education, or for an area expert session as part of a graduate class in research methods.

CARMA offers a number of short courses on research topics taught by international experts at various locations.

CARMA is sponsored by the Department of Management and Marketing and webinars, previoulsy held in the LTC, are now available remotely.

The LTC sponsors semester-long groups of faculty and staff who read current books about teaching and learning. Participants receive free copies of the books in exchange for attending designated sessions in the LTC where they share their insights on the texts with their group.

Books discussed at Past Reading Groups

Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning

Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation

Supersurvivors: The Link Between Suffering and Success

Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty

Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions

Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World

Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice

Diversity across the Curriculum: A Guide for Faculty in Higher Education

Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled-- and More Miserable Than Ever Before

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

Teaching with Your Mouth Shut

The Unheard Voices:  Community Organizations and Service Learning

The Flipped Classroom

On Student Reading (or the Absence of Student Reading)

Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice, 2nd edition

Dynamic Lecturing: Research-based Strategies to Enhance Lecture Effectiveness

Free webinars on multiple topics related to learning, teaching, and student success provided by Innovative Educators through UD's SOCHE membership.  

SOCHE Webinars

Writing with Friends is designed to provide large blocks of uninterrupted time for a small group of faculty to conduct research and write toward a wide range of projects, including journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, and grant proposals.  Writing with Friends recognizes that while research and writing are largely solitary, private activities, writers often find comfort and encouragement by working with and around other writers.  Writing with Friends is held in January and May each year.

This year, the LTC will also be offering mid-semester Writing with Friends workshops in response to faculty input that more of these sessions would be helpful to move forward with writing projects.


Faculty Development