Events



Small Fish in a Big Pond: Meeting the Challenges of the Large Lecture Class

Dr. Kirsten Hickerson, Nursing

Tuesday, September 22 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Tim Sowicz, CTL Graduate Fellow, Nursing

Location: Fagin 300

Summary: Teaching in any environment can feel intimidating, but teaching in a large lecture hall can feel overwhelming. This workshop will address ways in which educators can overcome “stage fright,” and effectively teach to large groups in a big space. Strategies for keeping a large number of students engaged, various methods of conveying course content, and getting to know students individually will also be discussed.
All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the School of Nursing and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Grading and Giving Feedback on Written Work

Professor Therese Richmond, Nursing

Thursday, October 29 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Tim Sowicz, CTL Graduate Fellow, Nursing

Location: Fagin 215

Summary: Disputes about grades for assignments pose a particular challenge for students and educators. This workshop will address ways of providing constructive critique on course assignments so that students and educators feel satisfied. Methods for grading written work, navigating disagreements about grades, and reconciling grading among several evaluators will also be addressed.
All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the School of Nursing and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Sensitive Subjects in the Classroom

Professor Marilyn Sommers, Nursing

Tuesday, November 10 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Tim Sowicz, CTL Graduate Fellow, Nursing

Location: Fagin 435

Summary: Students and educators bring their lived experiences to the classroom, and discussions of sensitive topics can elicit strong feelings among participants. This workshop will address ways to present and discuss sensitive topics, ensure that the perspectives of all involved are heard and considered, and strategies for maintaining respect and civility among persons with discordant perspectives and opinions.
All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the School of Nursing and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.