May 2016 Teaching Seminar

May 18, 19, & 20, 2016

“Promoting and Assessing Engaged Learning in Our Classes and Programs”

Seminar Leader: Elizabeth F. Barkley, author of Learning Assessment Strategies: A Handbook for College Faculty (Jossey-Bass, 2016), Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (Jossey-Bass, 2010); Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (Jossey-Bass, 2004)

Professor Barkley's biography

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, University College and the Faculty Professional Development Program

Focus

A common challenge for many college faculty today is achieving persistent, high-quality student involvement in learning experiences. Faculty struggle to understand how best to involve their students in important learning activities or how to gauge just what and how well students have learned as a result of their involvement in these learning tasks. 

Join us in the 2016 May Teaching Seminar to explore these questions and develop strategies to maximize students’ learning in your classes. In this interdisciplinary, interactive seminar, Professor Elizabeth will guide participants through a process of designing engaging learning experiences and assessing what and how our students are learning in these experiences. Professor Barkley will:

  1. examine strategies that promote student engagement in their learning;
  2. guide participants as they select high-involvement strategies to engage their learners in their classes; and
  3. explore a Learning Assessment Techniques (LAT) cycle and demonstrate how this intentional design can be used to understand what and how our students are learning.

Throughout the three-day seminar participants will have multiple opportunities to work on their own class designs guided by Professor Barkley and Seminar facilitators. Participants will conclude the session by sharing their ideas about how to embed strategies to promote engaged learning and determine how these

This Seminar seeks to primarily engage faculty who want to achieve persistent, high-quality student involvement in learning experiences and gauge just what and how well students have learned as a result of their involvement in these learning tasks.

Teaching Seminar Program Components 

The seminar is especially beneficial for teams of faculty members who are working to promote engagement and learning:

  • across sections of the same or related courses, 
  • across courses that span curriculum progressions (initial, middle and end-of-program courses), or
  • are working to integrate capstone experiences into earlier curricular courses. 

The seminar is also beneficial for faculty who are working on individual courses, looking to promote, and assess active, engaged learning in their classes.

Participants are eligible for a stipend of up to $1,000 for attending the seminar.

Registration for the Seminar has closed.

View participants of previous May seminars.

Contact Larry Gallagher, Director of Faculty Professional Development at Lawrence.Gallagher@nau.edu or 523-7121 if you have questions.