Departmental Consultations & Workshops
The Center for Teaching offers workshops that can be adapted to departmental needs and schedules. We provide packets of resources for participants.
Popular workshop topics include:
Get a course and your teaching career off to a good start.
Actively engage students in the classroom by asking good questions, effectively presenting information, authentically assessing learning, reflecting on teaching, and creating a community of learners.
Consider topics beyond the course calendar including ground rules, course goals and objectives, and incorporation of the rhythms of the semester.
Create an accurate and effective portfolio of your teaching through documentation and reflection.
Enhance student learning by incorporating service learning into courses.
Help students improve their writing without overburdening your teaching hours.
Create ground rules, rouse quiet students, and tactfully guide students.
-What does your teacher do that helps you learn?
-What does your teacher do that gets in the way of your learning?
-What suggestions do you have for your teacher?
-What could you yourself do as a student to improve your learning?
The process takes about 25 minutes of in-class time. You and the Center for Teaching staff member will meet to review the findings and discuss how best to interpret and use the information.