The Course Faire
When a student asks “Why should I take this course?”, what’s your response?
When I was a student, we chose our courses by attending a “course faire.” At this event, we would ask professors about their courses before deciding which course we would take. In this workshop, participants will create a poster that communicates to students the essence of their course. Come join us for this fun, creative way to reflect on your course!
What: A fun opportunity to reflect on your course!
When: Monday, Dec 3 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Where: The Brown Center (Elizabeth 110)
Who: Anyone with a course
Purpose: The purpose of this workshop is for you to distill your course design in the form of a poster that communicates to students the value of your course.
Task: Imagine you are an professor preparing for the Course Faire. Create a poster and include any other supporting documents that you would like to include. Your goal is to explain your course to potential students in a way that simultaneously captures its detail and complexity (to the extent that is possible) and also captures what makes it special, but does so in an abbreviated way. When the time arrives, you’ll stand by your poster/supporting documents and the rest of us will act as serious students asking you questions and provide feedback.
Criteria: You will be evaluated on your ability to communicate to students (us!) your vision and expectations for your course. Creativity is encouraged.
[This is a transparent authentic assessment]
We will provide supplies & snacks – you will provide the creativity!