This August 15, 16, and 17, join colleagues in a retreat designed to give you the dedicated space (and time!) to prepare for your upcoming courses.
Over the three days, you will have access to expert advice and resources from across disciplines, interspersed with quiet time to prepare lessons, assignments and engaging class activities.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Navigating the Year Ahead: A Road Map for Course Planning
Tales From the Brightside: Effective Practices in Course Design
This afternoon session will begin with a series of five-minute vignettes focused on best practices in course design shared by our colleagues from across disciplines.
You will then have the opportunity to consult with colleagues individually or in small groups, and apply these principles and practices to your course designs.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Locating and Dislocating HIPs (High Impact Practices)
Stories of HIP Placements and Replacements
Like Monday's afternoon workshop, this session will begin with a series of five-minute vignettes focused on incorporating high impact practices into your classes.
You will then have the opportunity to consult with colleagues individually or in small groups to discuss specific challenges, lessons learned, and effective principles and practices.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
From Here to There and Back Again: A Road Map for Curriculum Planning
Courses don’t exist in isolation. For students, they are a checkpoint on a greater journey towards graduation. For faculty, they are part of a larger program designed to educate and graduate capable, engaged professionals and lifelong learners.
When designing your courses, it’s important to situate them into this bigger picture, ensuring they contribute to program-level learning outcomes in a useful, thoughtful way. In this session, we will take a step back from the courses that we will be teaching to evaluate what and how our courses contribute to program outcomes, using this information to help us review and revise our course designs, materials, assessments, teaching techniques, and more.