Our workshops focus on practical aspects of teaching, such as using technology, designing syllabi, and leading class discussions. Each session offers participants an in-depth opportunity to engage in interactive activities and gain experience with successful teaching practices. These workshops, offered from 9:00am - 11:30am on Fridays will be limited to 15 - 20 faculty members and breakfast will be provided.
Discussion-based teaching provides a useful complement/alternative to lectures. Leading productive discussion classes, however, requires both preparation and practice. Good discussions lead to further thinking and more directed discussion. In this workshop we will demonstrate the principles of effective discussion-based teaching, and explore strategies from beginning, sustaining, and concluding discussions.
People often learn best by doing - but as teachers, we know that it isn't always that easy to create effective experiential "doing' activities. These types of activities can often be time-intensive and tricky to execute.
The goal of this session is for participants to learn how experiential learning and activities can be incorporated into the classroom as well as to share suggestions and ideas.
Join us for a conversation about the process of putting together your materials for tenure. Recently tenured faculty members will share their approaches and suggestions. Please bring questions as much of the session will be focused on answering audience's questions.
This session will be useful for all untenured faculty, but will specificaly focus on the tenure application and how it differs from the previous reappointment applications
A good syllabus reflects thoughtful course design, which begins with defining appropriate learning goals for the level of class and students. The goals should be attainable in a single term and should be rooted in the discipline and clear to the students. Additional considerations include the educational philosophy that underlies the syllabus, the teaching methods to be used during the course, the conceptual framework for the course, the responsibilities of instructor and students - and more much.
Based on national studies, first-generation students tend to have lower academic achievement, persistence, and graduation rates compared to students who arrive at college with greater financial and cultural resources. However, they are also characterized by their tenacity, adventurousness, and eagerness to contribute to their communities.
Learn more about the classroom practices and university programs that support the success of first-generation students .
Students with an Autism Spectrum diagnosis represent one of the fastest growing segments of students attending college and affiliating with the Disability Resource Center (DRC).
The DRC recognizes the challenges that may occur in the classroom with this growing poulation and we want to offer faculty an opportunity to ask questions, gain knowledge and learn practical strategies to use when interacting with students on the spectrum.
As a faculty member, there may be a time when a student chooses to talk with you directly about their experience with sex/gender based discrimination. This session is designed as a way for faculty to learn how to best respond to a student who has disclosed a sexual assault and increase faculty awareness of the campus resources that have been developed to support our students.
You got tenure - great! Now that you have it, what should your next career goal be? What opportunities are available to you now that were not available before? What can you learn from other post-tenure faculty?The goal of this session is to connect with other post-tenure faculty and share suggestions as to how to navigate your career. All post-tenure (and soon-to-be-tenured) faculty are encouraged to attend!