May 2017 Teaching Seminar

The NAU May Teaching Seminar

May 17, 18, & 19, 2017

“Promoting and Assessing Engaged Learning”
with Professor Elizabeth Barkley

author of 
Learning Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty
(Jossey-Bass, 2016)
Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty
(Jossey-Bass, 2010)
and Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty
(Jossey-Bass, 2004)

Due to popular demand, we are bringing Elizabeth Barkley back for an encore seminar on Student Engagement. Faculty who were not able to attend in 2016 are encouraged to re-apply.

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 2017 May Teaching Seminar to explore these questions and develop strategies to maximize students’ learning in your classes.  In this interdisciplinary, interactive seminar, Professor Barkley will guide participants through a process of designing engaging learning experiences and assessing what and how our students are learning in these experiences by:

  • Examining strategies that promote student engagement in their learning;
  • Guiding participants as they select high-involvement strategies to engage their learners in their classes;
  • Exploring a Learning Assessment Techniques (LAT) cycle; and
  • Demonstrating how this intentional design can be used to understand what and how our students are learning.

Each individual or team will construct a Student Engagement Plan that includes course/program specific strategies for how they will address each of the five main components of the Student Engagement framework. Participants will conclude the session by sharing their ideas about embedding strategies to promote and assess engaged student learning.

We are no longer accepting applications. 

Sponsored by Office of the Provost and Faculty Professional Development Program