Event Types: Junior-Faculty Workshop

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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Incorporating and Facilitating Group Work

December 21, 2015 | Gillian Parrish

Open to untenured tenure-track faculty. Research has shown that students acquire and retain knowledge most effectively by engaging in collaborative-learning groups with peers. In this junior faculty workshop, participants will explore fostering collaborative learning with in-class, structured group work. Participants will learn how to structure and facilitate in-class group activities that can help students become […]

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Introduction to Active Learning

December 21, 2015 | Gillian Parrish

Participation in this workshop will provide an opportunity for junior faculty to learn about research on the effectiveness of active learning, as well as to discuss how to structure a class to integrate active learning with other methods, such as lecture. Topics will include strategies for incorporating methods such as group work, discussions, and problem-solving, and […]

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Planning and Running a Large, Introductory Course

August 26, 2015 | Gillian Parrish

Teaching a class of greater than 50 students poses unique challenges. Participating in this workshop for junior faculty (untenured, tenure-track faculty) will help you anticipate and prepare for these challenges. Topics include the following: Charting the semester during the course-planning process Connecting with your students and increasing class participation Keeping the small-class atmosphere Designing and maintaining course […]

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Leading Effective Discussions

August 17, 2015 | Beth Fisher

Discussions can help students develop critical-thinking skills and deepen their knowledge of the course content. However, effective discussions require careful planning and facilitation. Participants in this workshop will explore strategies for planning and leading discussions that foster active learning in the classroom and that involve all students. Topics will include Structuring the class session Setting […]

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