Guiding Your Course to Success
(full day workshop)

Target audience: Full- and part-time faculty

Session One: Knowing your student
(75 - 90 minutes)
  • Three generations (active learning exercise)
  • Diversity of students: opportunity or threat
  • Shared values, ramifications for teaching and learning
  • The new paradigm of "professor"
Session Two: Managing Key Course Milesposts
(75 - 90 minutes)
  • Conducting an effective first class meeting
  • Following up the first class meeting
  • Tips for teaching large classes
  • First examination/major assignment
  • Mid-term strategy
  • Final class meeting

Session Three: The Foundation for Effective Teaching and Learning
(75 - 90 minutes)

  • Bloom's Taxonomy
  • How Students Learn
  • Instructor Directed vs. Student Directed Learning Methods
  • Overview of Methods
  • Criteria for Selecting Appropriate Method

Session Four: Analysis of Teaching and Learning Methods
(90 - 150 minutes)

  • Lecture
  • Video/computer presentations
  • Guest speakers
  • Classroom discussions
  • Cooperative and collaborative learning
  • Experiential learning, role play
  • Student presentations
  • Field work

Session Five: Evaluating Student and Instructor Performance
(30 - 45 minutes)

  • Clarifying expectations through rubrics
  • Providing effective feedback to students
  • Comparing test formats
  • Managing informal and formal evaluations of your teaching

 

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