Fall 2004 Pedagogy Brownbag Schedule

In AY2003-2004, the FYS Program launched a series of brownbag lunches dedicated to the issue of undergraduate pedagogy. Although the series is directed primarily towards faculty and teaching assistants in the FYS program, it is open to the entire H&SS community. Our overall intent is to create a community of instructors with a genuine interest in undergraduate instruction at RPI. We believe that teaching is a craft discipline; these brownbags are intended to introduce both basic and contemporary thinking about undergraduate pedagogic reform to university instructors, most of which have had little or no formal training in undergraduate education. Each year, we intend to hold approximately five meetings, rotating both through a set of "standard" topics of concern to all instructors, as well as a number of more specialized topics that reflect contemporary thinking and research on best practices in undergraduate education. All sessions generally uphold our vision of engaged learning, and close student-faculty interaction.

All sessions, except where noted, will be conducted by Julie Gutmann, the pedagogic director of our program. If you wish, you can always reach her at gutmaj@rpi.edu, or 276-8095.

Date: Event:

Monday, August 23rd
12-2pm
Sage 5711

Thinking Through Your Syllabus

Tuesday, September 7th
2-3:30pm
Sage 5711

Assignment Design and Sequencing
Tuesday, September 21st
2-3:30pm
Sage 5711
How to Facilitate Effective Classroom Discussion
Tuesday, October 19th
2-3:30pm
Sage 5711
Student Writing: Responding, Integrating and Critical Thinking
Tuesday, November 9th
2-3:30pm
Sage 5711
Grading and Assessment

 


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