Active learning names any instructional method that requires student activity and engagement in the learning process. These methods can fit into anyone’s toolbox. Jeffery Nicholas will extoll the virtues of active learning for students and instructors and suggest some easy steps for beginning to work active learning into your classroom. Please register here. Click here for a printable PDF flyer.
Making Courses more Engaging: Revising Courses to Fulfill the Civic Engagement Proficiency
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Dr. Maia Bailey, Associate Professor of Biology and Core Faculty Fellow for Civic Engagement
By revising courses to fulfill the civic engagement proficiency you can better meet your course goals, enhance disciplinary learning, increase student enrollments, and improve satisfaction for both you and your students. Come hear different strategies for meeting proficiency standards, examples from existing courses, and ideas for how civic engagement could enhance courses in your discipline. Please register here.
Scoring Guides, Checklists, and Rubrics – Oh My!
Friday, March 18, 2016
11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. (followed by lunch)
PC Writing Center, OAS Conference room (249)
Dr. Anne Porter, Assistant Professor of English
Will Toner, Academic Support Services
Evaluating student writing can seem overwhelming, but building evaluative instruments that reflect our values can help us to communicate our expectations to students more intentionally. In this session, workshop facilitators will offer examples of three commonly used methods for scoring writing and invite participants to consider how they might tailor these methods to their own assignments. Please register here.
Getting and Grading Student Participation
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Stephanie Boeninger, Associate Professor of English
Dr. Jennifer Illuzzi, Assistant Professor of History
Student participation can be difficult to elicit and a struggle to grade. Come hear strategies from Professors Stephanie Boeninger (English) and Jennifer Illuzzi (History) on getting all students to participate and how to efficiently and effective grade participation. Participants are encouraged to share their own strategies. Please register here.