Event Types: Faculty Workshop

Inclusive Learning in Groups

August 15, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Collaborative-learning techniques are an effective way to promote learning and engagement in the classroom. But how can we help students develop skills for learning across differences? In this workshop for Washington University faculty, topics will include the following: Understanding students’ experiences of group work, including bias or the perception of bias Setting expectations for collaborative […]

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Designing Transparent Assignments

August 15, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Participants in this workshop for faculty will discuss and apply a model for creating effective assignments. This model, developed by the Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT) project, can promote inclusive learning by increasing students’ confidence, fostering a sense of belonging, and helping students to build professional skills. Topics will include Features of the transparency […]

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Increasing Student Participation

August 11, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Research demonstrates that active engagement in class activities improves student learning and performance. But what can we do to ensure that all students participate? This workshop for faculty will focus on strategies that may be applied in any classroom to foster full participation and engagement. Topics will include: Creating and maintaining a welcoming, inclusive, and […]

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Evaluating Student Writing

December 29, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

In this workshop for faculty, participants will discuss strategies for providing feedback that can i) motivate students to revise and ii) identify specific areas for revision. We will also discuss various approaches to designing rubrics in order to increase fairness and transparency in grading. Topics will include: Establishing clear grading criteria that reflect the course […]

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Designing Writing Assignments

December 29, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

In this workshop for faculty, participants will discuss and apply the elements of effective writing assignments and prompts, including transparency, specificity, and clarity. This workshop is designed for instructors who are teaching writing-intensive courses across the disciplines, and any instructor whose courses include writing. Topics will include: Creating transparent assignments Asking clear questions to get […]

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Activities to Boost Student Engagement

December 28, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

In this workshop for faculty, participants will review a smorgasbord of practical active-learning strategies for engaging students in collaborative learning. While many instructors are familiar with clicker questions and think-pair-share strategies, in this workshop we will explore additional classroom assessment techniques such as drawing for understanding, process analysis, “muddiest point,” and “what’s the principle?” We […]

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Including Metacognition in Our Courses: Helping Students Learn through Self-Regulation

October 3, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Julie Stanton, PhD Assistant Professor of Cellular Biology; Director, Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), Undergraduate Biology Education Research (UBER), University of Georgia) In this interactive workshop for Washington University STEM faculty, participants will explore ways to encourage students to be metacognitive in the classroom. Participants will also discuss how we can be more metacognitive about our teaching. Registration for […]

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Implementing “Clicker” Questions in the Classroom

August 11, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Faculty will explore strategies for combining “clicker-type” questions with lectures and for facilitating peer discussion with clickers, or other polling methods.   Presenter: Shawn Nordell, PhD (Senior Associate Director, The Teaching Center)   Registration is required and limited to 15. Please send your request to register to tcevents@wustl.edu. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch; beverages and cookies will […]

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Designing Inclusive Course Objectives and Assignments

August 11, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

What would it mean to consider inclusion and diversity as intentional and integral aspects of the course-planning process?  This workshop for faculty will provide an opportunity to identify and discuss some “points of entry” – places where you can infuse principles of diversity and inclusion into your course objectives and assignments. Topics will include the […]

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Writing Multiple-Choice Questions

August 11, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Multiple-choice questions can be an effective and efficient way to assess student learning outcomes. They are useful in a wide array of assessment activities, such as promoting discussion, applying content, “clicker” questions and quizzes, as well as the traditional exam format. In this workshop, we will explore evidence-based strategies for writing effective multiple-choice questions to assess […]

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