Spring Faculty & Academic Staff Workshops


Designing Your Own Course

This two-part intensive workshop, Designing Your Own Course, will help instructors create or significantly revise a course for an upcoming semester. This workshop will guide you in developing course learning outcomes, assignments, grading schemes, rubrics, low stakes assessment, active learning strategies, and a well-designed syllabus. Participants will receive the Learner-centered Course Design booklet with examples of each course design component. The result of this in-depth workshop will be greater intentionality and transparency in your design for learning and increased confidence that your course components are connected and coherent.

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Book Discussion Series: "Student Engagement Techniques"

This spring, the Center for Instructional and Professional Development (CIPD) focuses on researched principles and practical strategies to incorporate assessment, active learning, peer facilitators and teams using the well-received book, Student Engagement Techniques (2009).  Throughout the semester, participants will explore chapters in multiple sessions and explore tips and techniques for engaging students.

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Small Group Learning

Perhaps no other pedagogical strategy elicits more complaints than group work. How can you ensure true collaboration rather than piecemeal work? How can you encourage integrating and synthesizing information and thinking critically together? Participants will receive a booklet of small group strategies and examples. Bring a course syllabus and a specific assignment and begin constructing an effective semester long small group assignment using five core principles.

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