Great Expectations: How to Demonstrate Success in the Classroom

Time: 12/2/2004 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Miller Hall 160

Are your students learning what you want them to in your course? There is considerable evidence showing that how we evaluate our students--and what we tell them is important drives what they learn. At this interactive workshop, participants will hear how Western faculty from different disciplines have created measurable student learning outcomes and successfully integrated them into their courses. Discussion will focus on how to create realistic, explicit teaching objectives and match them with assessment strategies that enhance student investment in their learning, build in measurable, real- world skills, and provide feedback needed to improve teaching strategies. Participants will also work in small groups to re-craft their own course syllabi in a way that makes learning outcomes explicit to students.

Faculty participants should bring a course syllabus to the workshop. This workshop is part of this year's First Thursdays Faculty Development Workshop Series co-sponsored by the CII and TLA.

For more information please contact: Janice Lapsansky