Fall 2013 Faculty Workshop Series
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or sign up for individual sessions below.
LOCATION: All workshops held in A-70 Cyert Hall
Supporting the Academic Integrity of Your Students
Thursday, September 12, 3:30-5:00pm [ REGISTER ]
In this workshop, we will review CMU’s new Academic Integrity policy and discuss strategies for implementing it effectively in your courses. We will also discuss the best ways to support your students in honest scholarship while creating productive and collaborative learning environments.
Writing Effective Tests
September 25, Noon-1:30pm (lunch provided) [ REGISTER ]
How do I create an exam (or question) that effectively measures student learning? What are strategies for writing multiple choice questions to assess critical thinking? How can I easily generate banks of questions? Are there efficient and effective ways to grade essay questions? In this hands-on seminar, participants will explore these questions and more as they apply best practices to critique, revise, and grade sample exam questions.
Engaging Students Actively During Lectures
Tuesday, October 15, Noon-1:30pm (lunch provided) [ REGISTER ]
Copious research suggests that students who actively engage with course material during class learn more than students who only passively listen and take notes. This interactive session will introduce and model simple strategies, both with and without instructional technology, for actively engaging students during lectures. Participants will discuss how to implement these strategies successfully, regardless of class size.
Leveraging Discussion Boards for Teaching and Learning
Wednesday, November 6, 3:30-5:00pm [ REGISTER ]
In order to effectively leverage technology as a teaching tool we need to first consider both our general teaching goals, as well as how students learn (and don’t learn) in technology-enhanced environments. This workshop is an opportunity to investigate how online discussion boards can be used effectively for teaching and learning in face-to-face, blended, and online courses. We will consider best practices for using discussion boards to support student learning and engagement both in and out of your classroom, while keeping in mind both the benefits and potential pitfalls associated with this particular type of tool.