Collaborate and Engage with the Noel Studio
The Noel Studio for Academic Creativity supports the campus community through consultations, resources, and workshops designed to support the development of creative and effective writing, communication, and research practices in every discipline. We offer a diverse selection of requestable workshops and Active Learning Toolkits that explore interdisciplinary writing and communication topics. Workshops occur within the Noel Studio and are facilitated by a trained member of our staff. Active Learning Toolkits (designated ALT) support instructors in utilizing Noel Studio pedagogy to facilitate their own workshops; each Toolkit provides an outline, resources, and helpful suggestions.
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The Noel Studio prefers to schedule workshops at least two weeks in advance. Request approval is dependent on facilitator and space availability; due to staffing patterns and training, the Noel Studio cannot accommodate requests for Friday workshops.
Communicating for a Specific Audience
This activity will help students understand how audience impacts their language and style choices when writing or speaking in various academic situations...(Learn more)
Designing & Creating Infographics
In this workshop, students will learn the basic elements of infographics, their purpose and how they can be used, as well as some guiding principles of d...(Learn more)
Designing Research Posters
This workshop will introduce students to research posters. Students will learn what research posters should do, how they should be designed and...(Learn more)
Developing & Refining a Creative Topic
In this interactive workshop, students will crowdsource their topics with a collaborative brainstorming activity facilitated by a Noel Studio Consultant....(Learn more)
Developing and Presenting an Oral Presentation
This workshop provides an overview of how to create and deliver a speech. Students will participate in a brief lesson on brainstorming for speeches, find...(Learn more)
Intro to Citation & Documentation: APA
This workshop will provide a general overview of APA and hands-on practice in developing reference entries through a team-based citation activi...(Learn more)
Intro to Citation & Documentation: Chicago/Turabian Style
This workshop will provide a general overview of Chicago/Turabian Style and hands-on practice in developing reference entries through a team-based citati...(Learn more)
Intro to Citation & Documentation: MLA
This workshop will provide a general overview of MLA and hands-on practice in developing works cited entries through a team-based citation activity....(Learn more)
This activity will use either student drafts or sample papers to discuss and practice effective strategies for peer reviews. Students will learn to analy...(Learn more)
In this activity, students will use sources to practice identifying points of a debate and organize them into a cohesive argument....(Learn more)
Tackling Thesis Statements
In this workshop, students will learn what makes an effective thesis statement, why thesis statements are important, and how to construct a strong thesis...(Learn more)