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Are they really learning? Methods for gathering formative feedback to improve teaching

Our tests, papers, and assignments allow us to see how well students have learned. But, there are ways to find out more about what they are learning along the way.  What did students actually learn from the last class activity or homework? Are they starting to grasp the important concepts or organize their thinking in ways consistent with the discipline?  What methods can we use that allow us insight into our students' thinking and learning progress, without taking too much time? In this session we will explore and see examples of a variety of methods for gathering feedback on student learning.

Facilitators: Bridget Arend and Rob Flaherty

Price: Free Event

Date: January 26, 2015

Address:
OTL Conference Room, 345
Upper Floor of Anderson Academic Commons Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 4

Why don’t my students come to class prepared?

DU instructors are using more active learning methods in class. In order to make the most out of class time, it is critical that students come to class prepared. However, this is not always the case. In this session, we will discuss common reasons why students do not prepare for class, and explore a number of methods instructors can use to help motivate their students.

Price: Free Event

Date: February 11, 2015

Address:
OTL Conference Room, 345
Upper Floor of Anderson Academic Commons Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Departmental Excellence in Teaching Panel Discussion

Emerging from the 2011 Teaching Excellence Initiative adopted by DU’s Faculty Senate, four departments were chosen to participate in a pilot program, Departmental Excellence in Teaching. These four departments were awarded grants through the Office of Teaching and Learning to develop their own unique methods of improving teaching. Join us for an informal panel discussion with representatives from each grant awardee to explore their different approaches to teaching excellence and their successes, challenges, and future plans for encouraging the continual development of teaching excellence at the departmental level.

Sharon Lassar, School of Accountancy
Dean Saitta, Department of Anthropology
Nick Galatos, Department of Mathematics
Tiffani Lennon, Colorado Women’s College
Moderators: Don McCubbrey and Linda Olson, key architects of the Teaching Excellence Initiative

Price: Free Event

Date: February 12, 2015

Address:
OTL Conference Room, 345
Upper Floor of Anderson Academic Commons Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

 

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