Tag: Course Planning

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First Steps in Backwards Course Design

June 24, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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“In order for instruction to be both meaningful and measurable, it is important that instructors begin their course/curriculum design process with outlining the course level student learning outcomes,” writes Vicki Caruana, Ph.D., associate professor of education at Mount Saint Mary College in New York, in a recent Faculty Focus article. In the story, Caruana outlines steps […]

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Preparing for the First Day of Class (and Beyond)

January 8, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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Whether you’re a first-time teacher or seasoned professional, the first day of class brings its own set of challenges. A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education provides tips on preparing for the first day of class and how to use the first class session as a benchmark for success throughout the semester. The […]

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Course Design Institute for Grad Students and Postdocs

April 9, 2018 | Lindsay Meador

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Washington University graduate students and postdocs are invited to participate in The Teaching Center’s Course Design Institute.  The Course Design Institute is designed to help graduate students and postdocs explore learner-centered course design principles in a multidisciplinary group setting with opportunities for feedback as part of a peer-review team. Participants will: Design or redesign a […]

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Religious Holidays: Information for Faculty

August 23, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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Provost Holden Thorp has sent the following guidance to faculty regarding accommodations for students celebrating religious holidays. Dear Members of the Danforth Faculty, Every year, students face scheduling conflicts beyond their control. For one reason or another, they may ask you for some type of accommodation. Students may approach you to accommodate disabilities, illnesses, family […]

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