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    Guest Facilitator Joan Middendorf at the Great Ideas Symposium

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    Workshop on Student Engagement


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Stepping It Up: Helping Students to Transition to Upper Division and Graduate Work

Friday, March 6, 9:00am – ILC 315

In our upper division and graduate courses, students are sometimes surprised at the high level of cognitive work we expect of them. If they have relied too heavily on short-term memorization to process material in their previous courses, they may be ill-prepared for this work. How do we help students “step it up” so they can work at the appropriate level? This workshop will explore several strategies for helping students make the transition.

Team-Based Learning: I Was Flipping the Classroom Before Flipping Was Cool

Thursday, March 19, 2:00pm – MEC 301
An active introduction to team-based learning (TBL) that will help instructors engage students in and out of the classroom with meaningful applications and cooperation. Facilitated by Shawn Simonsson, Steph Cox, and Jen Black.

The Seven Principles of Effective Education – How Many Do You Use?

Friday, April 3, 10:30am – ILC 315
The fundamental aspects of effective instruction in higher education have been recognized for over twenty years. However, for many of us there is still a know-do gap, or we recognize that it is important to be reminded of effective practice. This workshop will explore the “Seven Principles of Effective (Undergraduate) Education” (Chickering and Gamson, 1987), the core elements of effective instruction. Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of your favorite syllabus in order to identify ways to incorporate the Seven Principles in your teaching.

Promoting Inquiry and Curiosity: a Student-Guided Approach to Stimulating Critical Thinking

Wednesday, April 15, 12:00pm – ILC 315
In response to ideas introduced by Dr. Bill Roberston (keynote speaker at the January 2014 Great Ideas for Teaching and Learning Symposium), our colleague Michal Tempkin-Martinez began experimenting with student-driven inquiry in her linquistics courses. At this AL@L, Michal will introduce the ideas and strategies she has been exploring.