Typical Schedule

Day 1: 8:30 am–4:30 pm 

  • Workshop preview and introductions 
  • Motivating students and student learning 
  • Writing learning objectives and using them to guide course planning, instructional design, and assessment of learning 
  • Active learning techniques: Ways to engage students that increase learning while minimizing student resistance, even in large classes 
  • Crisis clinic 

Day 2: 8:30 am–4:30 pm 

  • Inclusive pedagogies 
  • Using inductive teaching methods (inquiry-based, problem-based learning, and project- based learning) to promote conceptual understanding 
  • Assessment of learning: Designing quantitative tests that are rigorous but fair. Assessing written and oral project reports efficiently, effectively, and fairly. Course grading. 
  • Breakout sessions 
  • Getting your faculty career off to a good start 
  • Promoting effective teaching on your home campus (or other topic based on interest)

Day 3: 8:30 am–3:00 pm 

  • Assessment (continued) 
  • Crisis clinics 
  • Final course planning exercise; Using workshop materials to redesign a more engaging and effective course 
  • Participant presentations 
  • Wrap-up