Back to Basics

Many faculty members have never had any formal training in education. For this reason, OFE is offering some simple introductory offerings to get faculty on track with their teaching.

In this three-part workshop series held via Zoom during the Fall semester, faculty will have the opportunity to listen to the workshop presenters and other participants, share their experiences, receive insights and feedback from peers, engage in important, timely, and relevant conversations with other faculty who are interested in these topics. Faculty will build professional and social connections with other faculty.

Session Schedule:

Active Reading (Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 2:00-3:00 p.m. via Zoom), Led by Dr. Maria Gallardo Williams, OFE SoTL Faculty Fellow: Active Reading documents are carefully prepared forms that guide students through the process of critical and careful reading.  Come learn about the basics and application of this useful technique.

Learning by Illustrating (Monday, October 25, 2021, 2:00-3:00 p.m. via Zoom), Led by Dr. Maria Gallardo Williams, OFE SoTL Faculty Fellow and Dr. Erin McKenney, Applied Ecology Assistant Professor: We will discuss the use of illustration tools as a means for students to learn the material while producing figures that can be used for class projects and beyond.

Teaching Students How to Learn (Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 2:00-3:00 p.m. via Zoom), Led by Dr. Maria Gallardo Williams, OFE SoTL Faculty Fellow: How do we make sure that students learn in our courses? We start by giving them ownership of their learning process. In this workshop we will share some simple ways to engage students in metacognition, showing students how they learn, and how to maximize their efforts to master the course content.

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