Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning
Theme: How well designed and implemented are your courses to maximize your students being successful learners?
Student thrive when they feel personally validated, have a growth mindset, and active involvement. Faculty play a critical role in creating this type of culture where students can be successful.
We are pleased to be meeting in person again! Come join a dynamic learning community by participating in this specially designed workshop series for all faculty (across all disciplines and rank). We’ll share strategies and best practices from research-based pedagogy. Great conversations and handouts guanteed.
Session 5: Creating a Responsive Student-Centered Syllabus to Support Learning
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? It is… but it should be much more!
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-centered environment. In addition, we’ll also help you create a graphical “big idea” for your course.
*This workshop counts towards completion of any of CITL's Teaching Certificates. To learn more about our Teaching Certificate program please visit https://go.illinois.edu/teaching_certificates.
Please mark these dates on your calendar
Wed, Feb. 9, 2022 Session 1: Maximizing Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Student Feedback to Enhance Teaching & Learning (I wish I had known that earlier)
Wed, Feb. 16, 2022 Session 2: Creating a Reflective Teaching Philosophy Statement for Promotion and Tenure
Wed, Feb. 23, 2022 Session 3: Opening the Classroom Door: Join Us for Opportunities to Observe Exemplary Teachers (Introductory Session)
Wed, March 2, 2022 Session 4: Are We Helping or Hurting? Critical Factors in Motivating Students to Succeed
Fri, March 4, 2022 Annual Faculty Retreat. “Breaking Down the Garden Walls: A Promise of Access to Success”
Wed, March 9, 2022 Session 5: Creating a Responsive Student-Centered Syllabus to Support Learning