LMS Support Manager, ATS
I’m looking forward to: Embracing the “G Word”
Here at Faculty Commons and at the Library, we are often asked for advice about how to support students’ successful completion of high-stakes research assignments throughout the phases of the research process, and so I’m especially excited that the team of writing instructors and librarians that hosted the TRUE (“Teaching Research in Undergraduate Education”) workshop series are bringing their strategies to the Summer Institute on Teaching!
In their interactive session, “Embracing the “G” Word: Thinking critically about the research process”, the team will show examples of how they approach teaching research as an integrated process, highlighting activities designed to help students build on their existing information practices and draw connections between phases of research.
Assistant Director, CTAL
I’m looking forward to: Getting students to read everything: including the syllabus
After the success of our First Friday Roundtable (Why Don’t They Do the Reading?) with Bill Lewis last year, I knew we needed to ask him to come back! I’m really excited to hear Bill share concrete strategies about how to get students to read the syllabus the same way they’d read the rest of your texts: with purpose. Our faculty frequently ask us, “how do I get students to read the syllabus?!” and I’m thrilled that we have Bill to help them answer that question.
LMS Support Manager, ATS
I’m looking forward to: Mu He’s session on Canvas Analytics
As more and more faculty transition to the Canvas Learning Management System, the Summer Institute on Teaching is a perfect place to talk about the “extras” Canvas provides. Besides simply sharing your syllabus and course resources in Canvas, have you ever thought about how your students interact with those resources? Have you ever considered how students interact with each other or you as the instructor? Can that level of interaction predict how successful they might be in your course? Have you wanted to redesign your course or modify parts of it, but you weren’t quite sure what would benefit your students the most?
Learning Analytics is a growing field in education today. There is data everywhere. Mu will touch on what you can learn from your course(s) in Canvas. We want to help you make sense of the information you have available to you that you may not even know about and where it might drive various actions you may want to take. In addition, there’s more! Canvas supports external tools and mobile apps you may not even know exist. We are excited Mu can share some of the “extras” that can help you be successful in your teaching.
Associate Director of Assessment, CTAL
I’m looking forward to: Computational Reasoning Sessions
In the past two years, four UD colleagues – two faculty and two administrators – have worked with faculty in different disciplines (e.g., math, music, sociology, education) to infuse computational reasoning into their undergraduate courses. We have learned a lot about how this set of problem solving skills can be learned by students who are far outside of computer science. We’re excited about this opportunity to share what we’ve learned and find other UD colleagues who will want to work with us as we continue working on this interesting General Education objective!
I’m looking forward to: Posters and open consultation sessions
Summer schedules are tight, so this year, we’re making it easy to learn about projects and resources to support your teaching, at your own pace.
Our afternoon session on Day 2 will feature posters highlighting faculty projects in and around the classroom, as well as campus resources and initiatives you’ll have heard about earlier in the institute. Some of the highlights include: emergent and established technology tools from ATS, the ELI’s Build a Pathways Model program, CTAL grant recipients, and the Library’s newest projects.
After you’ve had a chance to tour the atrium, see these posters, and chat with presenters, stop back into the cafe area for a one-on-one drop-in consultation with staff from the Faculty Commons. Find the right tools for your teaching tasks!