Faculty Workshops

Spring 2018

Coffee, Cookies, and Conversations - About Effective Teaching Practices 

Join us for these faculty-led conversations. 


January 2018 Sessions | Embracing diversity in the classroom with Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an educational framework to improve teaching and learning. UDL principles and strategies provide flexible instruction to give access and support  to meet the needs of all learners. Learn simple instructional design methods using Universal Design for Learning to modify and customize your courses.

Facilitator: Prof. Cynthia Dietrich, FCE
Session 1 - Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 11 am - 12 pm 
Session 2 - Friday, January 26, 2018 - 1 pm - 2 pm
Location: Melady Hall - ADM 110

February 2018 Sessions | Delivering an Effective Lecture

Ensure your lecture supports your learning objectives and keep your students engaged and involved in your course. Learn techniques for an effective and successful lecture.

Facilitator: Prof. Richard Magee, CAS
Session 1 - Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 1 pm - 2 pm 
Session 2 - Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Melady Hall - ADM 110

March 2018 Sessions | Planning and Facilitating Engaging class discussions 

Develop strategies to design active discussions, maintain momentum and ensure student participation. Learn ways to create discussion questions, share expectations and increase student to student interaction.

Facilitators: Prof. Sid Gottlieb, CAS & Jaya Kannan
Rescheduled Session 1 - Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Martire Building - W206

Facilitators: Prof. Stephen Brown, WCB & Prof. Mike Ventimiglia, CAS
Session 2 - Friday, March 16, 2018 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Martire Building -  W310

April 2018 Sessions | Developing Fair, Consistent and Transparent Grading Practices

Come discuss grading systems and grading policies. Review rubrics and how they can be used to provide student feedback and inform your instruction.

Facilitators: Prof. Steven Michels
Session 1 - Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 1 pm - 2 pm
Session 2 - Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Melady Hall - ADM 110

May 2018 Sessions | Using Student Achievement and Feedback to Improve your Teaching

Use data to measure student learning and your teaching practices. Discussion will include methods to assess data and reflection on student feedback.

Facilitators: Prof. Wendy Bjerke, CHP
Session 1 – Monday, May 7, 2018 - 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Session 2 – Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 11:30 – 12:30 pm
Location: Martire Building -  W310

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