Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning
Theme: Maximizing Opportunities for Students to Become More Effective, Efficient Learners
“Much of what we’ve been doing as teachers and students isn’t serving us well, but comparatively simple changes could make a big difference.”
Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning
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You are invited to 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. Come and meet new colleagues. Great conversations and handouts guanteed.
Session 5: Creating a Learner-Centered Responsive Course and Syllabus
Frequently, the syllabus is perceived as a statement to communicate information about the course, the instructor, learning objectives, assignments, grading policies, due dates, and, in some cases, an increasingly long list of strongly worded admonitions on what is and isn’t acceptable behavior in the college classroom. Does this sound like a contract? It does… 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, Sept. 14, 2022 Session 1: Maximizing Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Student Feedback to Enhance Teaching & Learning (I wish I had known that earlier)
Wed, Sept. 21, 2022 Session 2: Active Teaching = Active Learning: Ways to Engage Students and Assess Their Learning
Wed, Oct. 5, 2022 Session 3: Identifying and Implementing Effective Questioning Strategies
Wed, Oct. 12, 2022 Session 4: A Critical Skill for Students to Master: Building Memory and Significant Deep Learning
Wed, Oct. 19, 2022 Session 5: Creating a Learner-Centered Responsive Course and Syllabus