Junior Faculty Seminar Series: Best Practices to Improve Student Learning
Come join this learning community by participating in this specially designed seminar series for junior faculty, though all are welcomed to participate. We'll share strategies and best practices for effective and efficient teaching. There will be great conversations, handouts, and lunch! Since each session builds on each other, we hope you will be able to attend all the meetings.
Maximizing Learning Opportunities in a Multi-Cultural Classroom
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building
Our student population is becoming more diverse with an increasing number of international students. Campus-wide we have over 10,800 international students from 119 countries. We are ranked #1 in the nation’s “Top 20 Research Institutions” in our number of international students. How can we ensure that our international students are successful in our classes? What are ways in which our domestic students can appreciate the unique backgrounds and experiences their international peers bring?
Through video vignettes and short cases, we will explore ways in which we can create a positive learning environment for all our students both inside and outside of the classroom walls.
Please mark these sessions on your calendar11:30 – 1:00 Room 428, Armory Building
Wed, Sept. 14, 2016 Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning
Wed, Sept. 21, 2016 Session 2: Active Teaching = Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention
Wed, Sept. 28, 2016 Session 3: "Opening the Classroom Door” – Opportunities to Observe Exemplary Teachers
Wed, Oct. 12, 2016 Session 4: Effective Questioning Strategies to Improve Student Engagement
Wed, Oct. 19, 2016 Session 5: Creating a Promising Syllabus to Motivate Learning
Wed, Oct. 26, 2016 Session 6: Maximizing Learning Opportunities in a Multi-Cultural Classroom