Workshop Offerings

We would like to invite your institution to participate in an exciting, and innovative educational development service that we are offering to faculty, professional advisors and instructional designers. We offer programs on pedagogy and effective teaching, onboarding new faculty, and assessment techniques. We can offer workshops on how to map curricula, assess students, student learning outcomes, and educational programs including how to conduct gap analyses between the official stated curriculum and what students actually learn.​

Evidence-based Pedagogy and Effective Teaching Techniques

  • Active learning in large classes

  • Avoiding the sounds of silence in your class discussions

  • Course planning:  developing student learning outcomes, developing objectives, and syllabi preparation

  • Evidence-based instructional models: Problem-based learning, team-based learning, the flipped classroom

  • Getting started doing the Scholarship of Teaching, Learning and Assessment

  • Student engagement techniques, facilitating small group and entire class discussion

  • Using powerful concepts from current learning theories in your teaching

Assessments of

Students

Teaching

Educational Programs

  • Assessing students using multiple choice questions

  • Effective grading techniques: Including using competency - mastery grading, rubrics, extra credit, authentic assessments

  • Improving and assessing teaching effectiveness using evidence-based criteria

  • Making student opinions of our teaching matter appropriately

  • Teaching quality should drive assessment of teaching

  • Assessing student outcomes

  • Assessing educational programs for accountability and improvement

  • Curriculum mapping: An effective tool for curriculum planning and revision

  • Identification of bottlenecks: Useful assessment tool for the combined purposes of accountability and improvement

Onboarding New Faculty: Improving Teaching Effectiveness

This service is especially geared to colleges or universities that do not have enough dedicated staff to help faculty learn to be effective teachers. When faculty members use evidence-based pedagogy, they help improve student learning outcomes. Participation in such institutes and workshops can be a cost-effective way to offer quality faculty development and can be noted on accreditation self-studies.​

Sample 2-day on-boarding

Day 1
  • Using powerful concepts from current learning theories in your teaching.

  • A practical guide for implementing learning-centered teaching - overview of the model.

  • How instructors can foster student learning, course planning.

  • How to use content to foster learning especially when there is far too much content to cover.

  • Practices to help all students to succeed.

  • Making all of what we covered so far real for your program. Concrete action steps, with time for feedback.

Day 2
  • Student engagement techniques, facilitating small group and entire class discussion.

  • Assessing students using multiple choice questions.

  • Effective grading techniques: Including using competency - mastery grading, rubrics, extra credit, authentic assessments.

  • A sampling of evidence-based instructional models: Problem- based learning, team-based learning, the flipped classroom. Just in time teaching.

  • Implementation and sharing what we designed.

These offerings can be modified in length and customized to meet institutional or faculty needs. Workshop topics are customized to serve the needs of your institution. Given your needs or budget, workshops can range from a standalone of few hours to a series of modules on different topics spread over a day or more. All programs can be given on your campus.​