Event Types: Junior-Faculty Workshop

Active Learning Beyond Think-Pair-Share

August 12, 2018 | Meg Gregory

Registration for this workshop is now closed. For questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Meg Gregory. Looking for some new ways to engage your students? Wondering what else is out there beyond the tried and true “think-pair-share” activity? Research overwhelmingly supports the idea that active learning, “opportunities for students to meaningfully talk and listen, write, […]

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Integrating Classroom-Assessment Techniques

January 1, 2018 | Beth Fisher

Have you ever wondered how you might monitor student learning during class time? Classroom assessment techniques (CATs) are essential classroom strategies for assessing student learning—providing “real-time” information that can help you adjust your instruction. Workshop participants will explore and discuss different CATs that can be readily integrated with methods such as lecture, discussion, and group […]

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Inclusive Teaching and Learning: Providing Effective Feedback to Students

January 1, 2018 | Beth Fisher

While instructors often wonder whether the feedback they are providing is helping students to improve and develop, students express frustration when they find their instructors’ comments on their work to be vague, overly-critical, or simply too brief. This workshop will include discussion of research demonstrating that certain types of feedback are more effective than others […]

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Teaching Students Critical-Reading Skills

January 1, 2018 | Beth Fisher

Strong critical-reading skills can facilitate deeper learning and increase student engagement with the course subject matter.  This workshop for untenured, tenure-track Washington University faculty will include discussion of effective methods for teaching students how to read scholarly articles and other complex texts with a critical eye. Topics will include: Teaching students how to understand and […]

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Planning and Running a Large Course

August 11, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Teaching a class of greater than 50 students poses unique challenges. Participating in this workshop for un-tenured, tenure-track professors will help you anticipate and prepare for these challenges. Topics include the following: Charting the semester during the course-planning process; Maintaining class participation and knowledge about your students; Keeping the small-class atmosphere; Designing and sticking with […]

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Integrating Active Learning into Lectures

August 9, 2017 | Beth Fisher

While many studies have shown that students who are actively involved in the learning process are more engaged in the material and retain more than students who are passive, developing an approach to making lectures more interactive can be a daunting prospect.  This workshop for untenured, tenure-track professors will explore strategies for transforming lectures by […]

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Designing an Assessment Plan

December 29, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

When we plan our courses, we often focus on planning in-class activities and course content, then wait to design assessments until after the course is underway. This workshop for un-tenured, tenure-track faculty will focus on strategies for designing an assessment plan aligned with course objectives during the course-planning process. Topics include Designing an assessment plan that […]

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Designing a Course

December 29, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

How can you design or redesign a course with a focus on improving student learning? This workshop for un-tenured, tenure-track faculty will approach course design via the “backward-design” model, which begins with identifying what students should learn, and be able to do, by the end of the course. Participants will discuss specific strategies for Learning […]

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Structuring and Planning Class Discussions

December 29, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Teaching with discussions can provide opportunities to promote student engagement and to help students improve their critical-thinking and communication skills, but how can we best structure discussions to optimize learning? Participants in this workshop for un-tenured, tenure-track faculty will discuss strategies for planning and structuring class discussions. Topics will include Identifying and designing a variety […]

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Developing and Implementing Course Policies

August 11, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Junior faculty will discuss approaches to establishing and communicating with students about course polices on such topics as inclusive classroom conduct, attendance, grading and requests for regrades, late work and requests for extensions, and academic integrity. Presenter: Gina Frey, PhD (Florence Moog Professor of STEM Education, Chemistry; Executive Director of the Teaching Center; Co-Director, CIRCLE) […]

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