Faculty & Academic Staff
CIPD offers unique workshops each semester, some designed for Faculty and Academic Staff, and others for Graduate TAs. This fall, faculty workshops will focus on researched principles and practical strategies to incorporate assessment, active learning, peer facilitators, teams, and civility in large classes using the well-received book, Engaging Large Classes (Stanley & Porter, 2002). Each month, participants will co-facilitate and explore these chapters in four sessions as they develop or re-affirm their own understanding of how to engage students in large classes. The final book section focuses on specific disciplinary practices. Come meet and exchange ideas with other teachers, learn something new to try and the research behind effective strategies. Bring your course ideas or an existing syllabus as a starting framework. Newer instructors are particularly encouraged to attend as they begin creating and adapting courses at UWM. Seasoned instructors bring a wealth of experience, hard questions and realistic challenges to the table for stimulating discussion.
Graduate TAs & PAs
This fall there are two new workshops for Graduate TAs and a showcase panel of faculty members and experienced graduate students. The first is Strategies for Facilitating Classroom Discussion. This workshop will focus your discussions toward achievement of student learning outcomes and help you to avoid the common traps that bog down discussions or keep them from ever taking off. In the second workshop, Reflective Teaching Techniques, we will discuss models for critical reflection and the tools that help facilitate it, and engage in a hands-on workshop to enhance understanding of the features of critical reflection. Finally, in Teaching and Learning In the Digial Age, a panel of UWM faculty members and graduate teaching assistants who have used digital tools extensively will discuss how these various tools and platforms can be successfully incorporated in your course, research and portfolio.