Faculty Excellence Workshop Series Starts Friday!

The Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence is offering a multi-part course design (or redesign) workshop series. Through this engaging, hands-on series of workshops, participants will use backward design to develop innovative courses that …

  • foster transformative learning experiences.
  • engage students with complex questions.
  • use a dilemma, issue or question as an organizational principle.
  • clearly defines learning around Essential Learning Outcomes.
  • includes pedagogical practices and strategies that have high-impact on learning and are inclusive of all learners.
  • uses authentic assessment to measure learning at the source.

Workshop Dates & Topics

All workshops are on Friday afternoons, 2:30-4 pm

22 Sep 17 What’s the Big Idea? – engage students through complex questions.
Location: Sage 222

06 Oct 17 Essential Learning Goals – write learning goals that are appropriately challenging, foster critical thinking and prepare students for success as global citizens.
Location: NEW LOCATION:  SAGE 222 

10 Nov 17 High-impact Pedagogies – develop inclusive assignments and activities that challenge.
LocationNEW LOCATION:  SAGE 222 

08 Dec 17 Authentic Assessment– create assessments that reliably measure student learning, promote critical thinking, improve your grading experience.

19 Jan 18 Reflect & Share – share your work with your peers.
Location: Hand Art Museum – Conference Room

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