CIRTL Coffee Talk with FREE LUNCH!!

Dear Faculty & Students:

The University of Houston is a member of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning network The CIRTL network consists of 23 universities with a shared mission of training science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, the future STEM faculty, to be better instructors in order to improve undergraduate STEM education. UH-CIRTL is partnering with the UH Center for Teaching Excellence – Division of TA Resources to provide additional program offerings designed to give STEM graduate students and post-docs a competitive edge in teaching and research mentoring.

Coffee Hour  “Teaching at a primarily minority institution”
Thursday, Mar. 28, 12:00-1:00 pm CT
Location: 326 Farish Hall

Is teaching at a historically black or Hispanic serving institution different from teaching at other institutions? What kinds of skills, understandings, approaches, sensitivities or strategies are helpful? Hear three perspectives on this very large topic and begin to explore some of the rewards and challenges of teaching at a primarily minority institution. Bring your experiences, perspectives and questions.

UH’s own Dr. Imani Goffney (Curriculum and Instruction), will share her experiences of teaching at a primary minority institution.

~ Join Dr. Goffney along with your fellow graduate students and post-docs in a learning community as this session is broadcast from the UH campus!
A limited number of seats are available for this live session in 326 Farish Hall (located on the 3rd floor of Farish Hall in the CITE computing lab suite 300).  Doors will open at 11:30 pm, and Dr. Goffney will remain in the lab after the session until 1:30 pm for an extended discussion and Q/A. Come enjoy a FREE lunch as you mingle with Dr. Goffney, students, and faculty!

Please RSVP (by Tuesday, March 26 at 5pm) to Hibah Salem at ( to ensure your seat!!

This Coffee Hour will also be facilitated through Blackboard Collaborate with the following faculty members from the CIRTL Network:

Tabitha Hardy, Post Doc, Institutional Research and Academic Career
Development Award (IRACDA) Fellow, University of Alabama at

Dr. Keri Mans, MERIT Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of
Neurobiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Event Flyer:

To join a Coffee Hour~
Sessions take place in the Blackboard Collaborate room.
·         The room opens one hour before each session.
·         Headphones are required to prevent audio feedback, which can occur when using computer speakers (provided by CITE Lab)
·         A microphone is also required (provided by CITE Lab)
·         Additional information, including a participant tutorial, is available at the Blackboard Collaborate<; page.

A teleconference line is also available as a back-up: 1 (855) 947-8255 , passcode: 7457 063#

For questions regarding UH-CIRTL, please contact the Program Assistant, Hibah Salem at (