Faculty, future faculty, and other instructors are invited to join us as we gather together for a series of interactive workshops aimed at getting you geared up and ready for the first day of class. This year we will begin our day in Clough 102, moving later in the day into the new Boggs Auditorium for our final workshop.
Please register here.
Syllabus Clinic for New Instructors
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. in Clough 102
Research shows that the way your syllabus is constructed can affect your students' ability to learn in your class. In addition, making decisions about specific course policies is often a matter of being clear on university-wide rules, then balancing tradeoffs based on your context and style. We invite you to join us, along with a draft of your syllabus, to receive guidance and feedback as you get it ready for the first day of class.
Inspired Teaching: Integrating Methods from Outside My Discipline
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Clough 102 (lunch provided)
Across the disciplines and over the years, different teaching methods have been adopted and developed -- sometimes because that's what works best for a certain type of content, and sometimes because that's just what we do. Featuring contributions from Dr. Frank Clark and Dr. Annalise Paaby, we will focus on ways to expand our thinking about how we teaching, drawing on methods used in music and fine art instruction, athletics, gaming and competition, and more. Join us to explore new ways to do new things with your teaching!
Making the Most of your Learning Space
1:30-3:00 p.m. in Boggs B5
Classrooms impose both opportunities and limitations that instructors can make use of when designing strategies for engaging students in active learning. In this workshop, we will explore ideas for making the most of the classroom features available in order to employ effective teaching practices to help students solve problems, master concepts, analyze data, and more. At the workshop, you will also get the chance to experience Boggs B5, one of the most recently renovated lecture halls on campus, designed to make teamwork and collaboration easier in large classes.