This series is a collaborative effort with the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence and aims to build your skills and knowledge while engaging in conversation and discussion with colleagues during a lunch and learn format. Connect your work with the workshop topic and leave with concrete ideas for incorporating it into your classroom experience. Lunch will be provided for all participants.
Participants who attend all three sessions this semester will receive a FREE teaching/learning resource!
Please register at least one week prior to the workshop.
Creative Assignments and Alternative Assessments
Featuring Meredith Martin, Assistant Teaching Professor, Psychology
April 7, 2020
Virtual Meeting Space TBD
Meredith will share how she engages in creative design and how she considers the needs of all the students in the classroom. Come learn about strategies to welcome all students to the classroom and make a big class feel small.
Prior Session Materials
Dialogues on Diversity: A Panel Discussion on Inclusive Classroom Practices
On March 6, 2020 faculty engaged in a panel discussion with colleagues, Shiu-Kai Chin, Megan Elizabeth Cartier, and Mona Eikel-Pohen about what they have tried, what worked, and what they will try next in relation to inclusive classroom practices.
- Collection of Readings (*pdf)
How to Make Group Work “Work”
On February 4, 2020 faculty engaged in a world café to experience the benefits of dynamic group interaction from a student perspective.
- 10 Recommendations for Improving Group Work (*pdf)
- Assessment Examples for Group Work (*pdf)
- Grading Methods for Group Work (*pdf)
- Teamwork VALUE Rubric (*pdf)
- Group Work Self-Reflection and Evaluation (*pdf)
- Faculty Reflection (*pdf)
The Fast and the Formative: Strategies to Gauge Learning in the Moment
On October 29, 2019 faculty explored various strategies for finding out what students are learning as they learn it.
Teach the Students You Have
On September 25, 2019 faculty explored strategies for designing course objectives with current students in mind.
- Slides (*pdf)
Ready, Set, Rubric
On March 26, 2019, faculty engaged in conversations about the benefits of rubrics, different types of rubrics, and how to evaluate the quality of rubrics.
Design, Align, Save Time
On February 26, 2018 faculty learned how to think through their course design to align your program outcomes, course objectives, activities, assignments, and assessments.