Instructional Workshops

Instructional workshops are designed to assist faculty in the endeavor to improve instruction, improve classroom management and construct teaching portfolios. These workshops are valuable for course design and preparation of the teaching portion of their advancement, promotion and/or tenure documentation.

 

Teaching Writing to First-Year Students:
Part One: Meeting Students Where They Are

Date: Thur, Feb. 18 (x-period)
Facilitator: Jen Talbot
Location: Torreyson West 319
Tracks: Pedagogy, FYS

Part 1 of 2 introduces a few useful principles of teaching and assessing student writing, and connects them to UCA Core Rubric B. As a group, we will use sample papers to illustrate how the criteria on the rubric show up in student writing. Through this conversation we will begin to develop a profile of a first-year writer: what we can expect them to know and be able to do, what skills that they are developing at this stage, and what expectations might need more scaffolding. Register Now!

 

Teaching Writing to First-Year Students:
Part Two: Beyond the Red Pen

Date: Thursday, Feb. 25 (x-period)
Facilitator: Jen Talbot
Location: Torreyson West 319
Tracks: Pedagogy, FYS

In part 2 of 2, we will delve into a variety of strategies for providing feedback to students through a combination of comments, grades, and rubrics. We will also look at best practices in developing assignments that transparently communicate the criteria for success. If you have a writing assignment you’d like to revise, please bring it for workshopping. Register Now!

 

Teaching Portfolio Workshop

Date(s): Wed., April 8 (9:00-11:00 a.m.) OR Thur., April 9 (1:30-3:30 p.m.)
Facilitator: Patty Kohler-Evans
Location: Torreyson West 319
Tracks: Pedagogy, FYS

The Teaching Portfolio Workshop offers an opportunity to learn how to construct a portfolio to document one’s teaching effectiveness. Writing and discussion exercises provide a starting point for the portfolio development process. This workshop will help faculty prepare the teaching portion of their tenure and/or promotion application. Register Now!