Facilitators: Chrys Demetry, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director, Morgan Teaching and Learning Center; Caitlin Keller, Instructional Designer, Academic Technology Center
This workshop will introduce the "backward design" approach for course design that aims to integrate and connect the following components: 1) identifying important situational factors such as student characteristics, class size, and the course's role in the curriculum; 2) identifying essential learning goals; 3) formulating feedback, assessment, and evaluation methods; and 4) creating effective teaching and learning activities. This workshop will be helpful to faculty who will soon be teaching a particular course for the first time, and also to those who wish to take a fresh look at an "old" course.
A small amount of advance reading will be distributed. The outcome after a morning's work and discussion will be some specific ideas for course refinements, and a design framework to use throughout your teaching career. Lunch will be available at noon for those who wish to continue informal discussion with colleagues.