Announcing Winter Quarter Faculty Roundtable

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Unless otherwise stated, select Fridays, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the TECHB@R in the Regenstein Library (JRL 162).

Faculty Roundtables on Advanced Teaching Practices and Technologies return in winter quarter. The lunch-hour roundtables, co-sponsored by the Chicago Center for Teaching and ASTS, offer faculty an opportunity to discuss good pedagogical practices and encourage instructors to share effective pedagogical tools. At each roundtable, featured faculty members from across the University will briefly share their experiences on a featured topic, after which the majority of time will be devoted to discussion and questions. A light lunch will be provided. The roundtables are open to all faculty, and we especially encourage new faculty to attend.

The dates and topics for roundtables in the winter are as follow. All roundtables are Fridays, noon to 1:30 p.m., at the TECHB@R:

  • January 16, 2015 — Creative Assignments: Mastering Key Terms and Concepts
    A little creativity can make the difference between an assignment that wastes students' time and one that inspires their best work. In this session, two UChicago teachers will kickstart our conversation by discussing some of their creative assignments that engage students and help them learn.
  • February 6, 2015 — Using Images to Enhance Student Learning
    Bridget Madden, Associate Director of the Visual Resource Center will talk about how they have helped faculty members integrate images from a variety of sources into lectures and student projects and other services the center offers to instructors.
  • February 20, 2015 — Engage Students Online Using Learning Management Systems (Chalk/Canvas)
    Note unusual time: 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
    Two faculty member will join us to discuss their experience in using the voice tool in Canvas to engage students outside of the classroom. Canvas is an alternative to Chalk that we are exploring to see how it fulfill the needs of the faculty and the University.