Innovative Instruction Series

Active Learning

The Innovative Instruction Series is designed to facilitate and support all ranks of faculty in creating learner-centered curriculum and pedagogy. These teaching workshops focus on building the knowledge and skill of our faculty in areas of active learning, student engagement, and teaching strategies and create a space for faculty to discuss their teaching and learn from one another.

Professional Development Workshops

Introduction to Transparent Teaching: Monday, Jan. 23 12 to 1 p.m. (West 223)

What is Transparent Teaching? Developed by Mary-Ann Winkelmes, Transparent Teaching focuses on the purpose, task, and evaluation for each assignment, lecture, and project. In other words, it makes course work and its purpose clear for all students, regardless of academic background. Dr. Winkelmes’ research has shown that first-generation and low-income students perform better in classes that use transparent teaching methods. This workshop will introduce core concepts of Transparent Teaching and how to incorporate them into your classes.

Improving Attendance at Office Hours: Thursday January 26th, 3 to 3:15 pm (West 223)

Despite our invitations, many student do not take advantage of office hours. How can we change that? This fifteen minute session will briefly cover why students resist office hours and proven ways to get them in the door.

Introduction to Transparent Teaching: Tuesday, January 31, 3 to 4 p.m. (West 223)

What is Transparent Teaching? Developed by Mary-Ann Winkelmes, Transparent Teaching focuses on the purpose, task, and evaluation for each assignment, lecture, and project. In other words, it makes course work and its purpose clear for all students, regardless of academic background. Dr. Winkelmes’ research has shown that first-generation and low-income students perform better in classes that use transparent teaching methods. This workshop will introduce core concepts of Transparent Teaching and how to incorporate them into your classes.

This is a repeat of the session offered Monday, Jan. 23.

Peer Observation Week: January 24 to 27

This is an opportunity to watch your colleagues teach and learn some new strategies. Just drop in and observe! The following classes are open during Peer Observation Week

English 322 – African American Literature (Andrea Aebersold): Tuesday, Jan. 24, 10:35 to 11:50 a.m. (West 239)

MBIOS 303 – Introductory Biochemistry (Kate McAteer): Wednesday, Jan. 25 7:45 to 9 a.m. (West 252)

MGMT 401 – Leading People and Organizations (Jesus Bravo): Thursday, Jan. 26 1:25 to 2:40 p.m. (West 244)

History 235 – African American History (Bob Bauman): Friday, Jan.27 11:10 a.m. to  – 12 p.m. (West 231)

Andrea Aebersold
Andrea AebersoldClinical Associate Professor, EnglishCIC 202K509-372-7390
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