The University of Delaware’s Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning (CTAL) is hosting the November 3 First Friday Roundtable in Gore Hall 208 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Register.

Faculty often ask, “How do I get my students to do the reading?” Students may not complete or even start their assigned readings for many reasons, and this session will explore some of those roadblocks and work through strategies to address them.

The session is co-facilitated by Bill Lewis, an associate professor of literacy education in the School of Education, who will weigh current research on reading comprehension against concrete strategies to improve students’ abilities to complete their reading effectively. Lewis teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in content-area literacy.

Lewis will join CTAL’s assistant director, Rose Muravchick, for a fun, hands-on workshop that will provide ample opportunity for instructors to explore the particular issues within their own courses related to reading and pre-class preparation. Participants will also hear from Meg Grotti, assistant head of instructional services, UD Library, about Library support for revamping your course readings, and the advantages and challenges around the increasing presence of online course texts.

Attendees will walk away with a set of pre-reading strategies to share with students, create a plan for student accountability, and learn best practices from their colleagues across the university. Register.

These monthly roundtable discussions provide an opportunity for faculty, instructors, and graduate students to examine teaching, learning and assessment practices and issues.

For information regarding future session topics and dates, visit the Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning’s website.

The First Friday Roundtables are designed and sponsored through a collaboration of Faculty Commons partners including IT Academic Technology Services, the Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education, the University of Delaware Library and the Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning.

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