Junior Faculty Seminar Series: Best Practices for Effective & Efficient Teaching
Come join this learning community by participating in this specially designed semiar series for junior faculty, though all are welcomed to participate. We'll share strategies and best practices for effective and efficient teaching. There will be great conversations, handouts, and lunch! Since each session builds on each other, we hope you will be able to attend all the meetings.
Creating a “Promising” Syllabus to Motivate Learning
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015
11:30 – 1:00, Lunch provided
Room 428, Armory Building
At its most basic level, the syllabus is used to communicate information about the course, the instructor, learning objectives, assignments, grading policies, due dates, the university’s academic integrity statement, and, in some cases, an increasingly long list of strongly worded admonitions on what is and isn’t acceptable behavior in the college classroom. Is it just a contract?
Look at your syllabus. What is the message? What is your tone? Will the course be inviting, engaging and motivating? Will it be collaborative? Fair? This is a great opportunity to think about how/if your syllabus promotes a learning-center environment.
Please mark these sessions on your calendar11:30 – 1:00 Room 428, Armory Building(Lunch provided)
Wed, Sept. 23 “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Feedbackto Improve Teaching and Learning
Wed, Sept. 30 "Opening the Classroom Door” – Opportunities to Observe Exemplary Teachers
Wed, Oct. 7 Active Teaching = Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention
Wed, Oct. 14 Improve Testing and Grading of Student Learning
Wed, Oct. 28 Creating a “Promising” Syllabus to Motivate Learning