Workshops & Events
January 29, 2020
We will discuss "Note-taking format and difficulty impact learning from instructor-provided lecture notes" by Bellinger, D. B., & DeCaro, M. S. (2019).
February 4, 2020
Participants will apply a variety of simple strategies to engage students in diverse discussion formats.
February 7, 2020
Grading exams and problem sets can quickly consume your life, but it doesn't have to! In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to effectively use rubrics and answer keys to save time...
February 10, 2020
What does it really mean to speak English fluently? In this workshop, you will learn how strategic phrasing and pausing can help you be better understood by listeners. You will have the opportunity...
February 11, 2020
Exploring the impact of instructor choices: Does increased course structure promote success for diverse student populations?
February 12, 2020
When students give feedback on teaching, it can be vague and contradictory. In this webinar, we will discuss mechanisms for soliciting quality feedback from students, both during and at the end of...
February 21, 2020
Evidence-based strategies for designing an effective team project, forming and supporting teams, and assessing team output.
February 25, 2020
This workshop will introduce you to the “aligned” or “integrated” course design approach, popularized by J. Biggs, C. Tang and D. Fink, among others. You will be able to apply aligned course design...
February 27, 2020
We will discuss "When Making the Grade Isn’t Enough: The Gendered Nature of Premed Science Course Attrition."
March 2, 2020
Listeners in U.S. academia expect speakers to emphasize the important words in their presentations. If you neglect this, or do it incorrectly, your audience may lose focus and quit listening. In this...
March 4, 2020
Session participants will identify potential areas of course-related student stress based on the results of a recent UMN student survey, and apply at least 2-4 ways to maintain/increase student well-...
March 20, 2020
In this introductory workshop, participants will reflect on their own experiences as educators and students, learn about principles for creating a more inclusive educational environment and exchange...
March 24, 2020
This session is designed to foster greater awareness of student experiences and perspectives related to class participation. We will explore instructional practices that enhance participation and...
March 30, 2020
How can you make lecturing an effective and responsive way to teach? This session focuses on an approach for active lecturing that combines strategies for planning the overarching structure of a...
April 8, 2020
Students don't arrive in your classrooms as empty slates - rather, they bring with them many ideas, thoughts, and beliefs about the topics in your courses. In this workshop, we will discuss how this...
May 1, 2020
Learn 4 tools for teaching critical thinking: 1) Bloom’s Taxonomy, 2) Angelo & Cross’s Classroom Assessment Techniques, 3) Elbow’s Writing for Learning framework, and 4) Kolb’s Model of...