Spring/Summer 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.
"How Learning Works" Book Discussion Series
This spring, the Center for Instructional and Professional Development (CIPD) focuses on principles of learning and practical strategies based on the well-received new book, How Learning Works (2010). Each month, participants will explore a chapter and its accompanying key question as they revise or re-affirm their own understanding of how learning works.
Part-time Academic Staff with Teaching Responsibilities Retreat
You are invited to meet other part-time academic staff with teaching responsibilities at an interactive, half-day retreat designed to help you succeed as an instructor. Through discussion and small group activities, we will examine strategies for your teaching tool kit. Featured speakers will be announced during the summer. Participants are invited to bring a completed or in progress course syllabus, or just your ideas and questions. You will receive materials during the retreat. Lunch provided.