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Teaching Commons

Course Design Workshops and Resources

May Course Design Workshop

The Teaching Commons offers a Course Design Workshop in May, typically in the week following graduation. Following is the description from the most recent workshop. Here is the description of the 2016 workshop:

Are you planning a new course for next year, or would you like to give your present course a tune-up or a complete makeover? What better time to lay the groundwork for an excellent, well-planned course than the week after graduation before you even realize that summer has begun! In this two-day workshop, we will explore critical principles of course design recommended in several widely-recognized sources. The format for the workshop will include time to apply these principles to one of your specific courses. We will work on developing and aligning student learning outcomes, teaching strategies, learning activities, and learning assessments for your course. Participants will receive readings and tools, and first-time participants will receive a copy of Teaching At Its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors, by Linda Nilson. This workshop is open to full-time and part-time faculty and instructors.  

Designing or Updating Your 7-Week Course

The Teaching Commons collaborates with Library and Information Services on a three-hour workshop titled, “Designing or Updating Your 7-Week Course.” This workshop is for all part-time faculty teaching in the Adult Undergraduate Studies program, and is held several times per year, based on demand. For more information contact the Teaching Commons at teaching@carthage.edu