Instructor Effectiveness Training
(two day workshop)

Target audience: New and rusty instructors, both full- and part-time

Session One: Planning your Course Effectively
(3.5 - 4 hours)

  • The 7 habits of highly effective instructors
  • Utilizing your instructional leader effectively
  • Resources for planning
  • Today's undergraduate student
  • Developing an effective syllabus - your contract with students

Session Two: Launching your Course Successfully
(3.5 - 4 hours)

  • Preparing for the first class meeting
  • Introducing yourself effectively
  • Using "icebreakers" and "student profile forms"
  • Establishing a professional atmosphere
  • Effective communications techniques
  • Managing class time and course materials effectively
  • Dealing with common classroom challenges

Session Three: Improving Teaching and Learning
(3.5 - 4 hours)

  • Instructor-directed vs. student-directed methods
  • Lecturing effectively, asking "better" questions
  • Using field trips, guest speakers more effectively
  • Leading more productive discussions
  • Cooperative and experiential learning

Session Four: Evaluating Success of Students and Instructor
(3.5 - 4 hours)

  • Traditional vs. alternative assessment
  • Comparing and contrasting exam formats
  • Exam construction, de-bugging
  • Scoring exams, analyzing results
  • Peer evaluation of your teaching
  • Student evaluations: formal and informal
  • Conclusion, debrief, questions

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