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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

Continuing the Conversation: What are We Learning About Learning?

You are invited to an interdisciplinary discussion of program assessment successes at DU.  Share the things that are working well in improving programs and enhancing student learning.  What assessment strategies are providing meaningful information?  What evidence has your program gathered that led to particularly productive faculty discussions?  How has the development and/or implementation of assessment processes been beneficial to the student learning experience?

 

In this workshop, find out about what other programs are doing and share the things that are working for you.  Participants who complete the program will be able to:

  •  Identify assessment practices from other DU programs that create meaningful information about student learning.

  • Articulate a more complex view of the role of assessment in enhancing the effectiveness of academic programs.

  • Generate suggestions for changes in their own program processes that are likely to lead to more meaningful and manageable assessment of student learning.

 Individuals and departmental teams are encouraged to attend.

Price: Free Event

Date: February 27, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

 

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