Want to give your courses a boost?  CETL presents:
A Faculty Focus Series on Course Design
for New and Seasoned Faculty

Register at:   http://goo.gl/2qNBg

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is very proud to announce the Spring 2013 Faculty Focus Series: Course Design for New and Seasoned Faculty.

Current research on undergraduate education asks us to diminish our dependence on lecture and to make our courses learning-centered. This is easier said than done, of course, and ultimately relies on the way we design our courses. The Faculty Focus series looks at how to think about course design and how to approach it, how to be sure that we really do test what we teach, and teach what we really want to test. There are many ways to assess our students’ learning, but we will focus on the construction of a valid multiple choice exam. We will also look at some ideas about how to design learning-centered activities and some strategies that allow you to move from a traditional lecture format to a student-centered environment.

You are welcome to attend one, some, or all of the sessions. We will have an additional session at the end of the series so we can get together and talk about what you learned and how you incorporated new ideas into our courses.

All sessions take place Monday from 2:30 – 4:30 PM. We will meet in the CETL Center, Annandale, CG 218. Here is the series:

Register at: http://goo.gl/2qNBg

Beginning at the End – 4 March – Cindy Miller ask whether your goals, assessments, and activities align?

Designing Valid Multiple Choice Exams – 25 March – Join Patty Ottavio and learn how to test along a cognitive process dimension from lower order to higher order thinking skills.

Creating Significant Learning Experiences – 8 April – Barbara Crain discusses how a significant learning experience helps learners learn, provides knowledge, stimulates new interests, provides thinking skills, and connects people.

Strategies for Engaging Students in the Learning Process – 22 April – Samantha Whalen helps you learn how to move from traditional lecture to a student-centered environment.

Roundtable Discussion of All Sessions – 29 April




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