Crickets in the Classroom: Quick Tips for Jump-Starting Conversation When Participation Lags

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

In this virtual conversation, we’ll first reflect on reasons why students might be reluctant to participate during class time. Then, we’ll discuss strategies for responding to “crickets” in the classroom including some options (both high tech and low tech) for changing things up when large group discussion isn’t working as […]

Bringing Equity into Assessment

  • Faculty Workshop
Danforth Campus
Event For:
  • Faculty

How can we make sure that our assessment practices are equitable for all of our students? In this workshop, we will discuss principles of equitable assessments and consider how we might implement these in our courses. Participants in the workshop will leave with concrete strategies to revise existing assessments and […]

Using the Jigsaw Method to Increase Student Engagement

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

In a jigsaw, students work in small, interdependent groups with individuals given the responsibility for becoming “expert” in one aspect of a topic that they then teach to their peers in order to accomplish a group learning goal. Participants in this virtual conversation will learn how to design and manage […]

Effective Student Evaluations and Question Personalization

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Instructors have the opportunity to add up to three custom questions to their student course evaluations during the question personalization period. In this session, we'll discuss how to write effective questions, increase student response rates, and generally make the most out of the student course evaluation process. For questions about […]