Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Summer 2017 Schedule


Fundamentals Workshop Series

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching invites you to join us for a spring Fundamentals Workshop. The Fundamentals series covers the indispensable skills for effective classroom teaching and is part of the Certificate in University Teaching and Learning program, but all are welcome to attend! In an effort to accommodate your busy schedules, we offer two identical sessions on different dates for each workshop. Please note the location for each workshop as they are no longer held in GL 154.

To register for a Fundamentals Workshop, click on the session you want to attend.

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Assignment Transparency

5/31 (W) > 11 AM to 12 PM > MMC: GC 1235
6/1 (TH) > 11 AM to 12 PM > MMC: GC 1235

"Students who receive transparent instruction about the purposes, tasks and criteria for their academic work report gains in three areas that are important predictors of students' success: academic confidence, sense of belonging, and mastery of the skills that employers value most when hiring" (Winkelmes, 2016). In this workshop, we'll explore the research that supports transparent assignment instructions and discuss ways in which we can bring transparency to our assignments and other forms of assessment.

Facilitated by Erica Caton, Associate Director, Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Fulfills TA Certificate requirement: Assessing Student Learning

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Specifications Grading to Enhance Learning

7/25 (T) > 11 AM to 12 PM > MMC: GC 1235
7/25 (T) > 1 PM to 2 PM > MMC: GC 1235

This workshop will focus on specifications-based grading: what it is, how it can be used to enhance learning and transparent grading, and how to craft an effective specs-based assignment. Participants are encouraged to bring with them an assignment and/or a rubric they have crafted and might be interested in revising.

Facilitated by Heather Blatt, Assistant Professor, Department of English

Fulfills TA Certificate requirement: Assessing Student Learning

 

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