NETI-1 Course Design and Student Engagement


Day 1 8:30 am–4:30 pm

  • Workshop preview and introductions
  • Motivating students and student learning
  • Writing and use of learning objectives to guide:
    • Course planning
    • Instructional design
    • Assessment of learning
  • Active learning techniques: Ways to engage students that increase learning while minimizing student resistance, even in large classes
  • Crisis clinic (issues you have faced and would like mentoring on)

Day 2 8:30 am–4:30 pm

  • Inclusive pedagogies
  • Using inductive teaching methods to promote conceptual understanding
    • Inquiry-based learning
    • Problem-based learning
    • Project-based learning
  • Assessment of learning
    • Designing assessments, including tests that are challenging but fair
    • Course grading
  • Breakout sessions
    • Getting your faculty career off to a good start
    • Other topics based on interest

Day 3 8:30 am–3:00 pm

  • Assessment of learning (continued)
  • Crisis clinic
  • Course planning exercise using workshop materials to redesign a more engaging and effective course
  • Participant presentations
  • Wrap-up