Effective Assignment Design

Professor Jo Park, English

Wednesday, February 26 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Bronwyn Wallace, CTL Graduate Fellow, English

Location: English Department Graduate Lounge (FBH 330)

Summary: What are we doing when we design assignments? How do course design, classroom pedagogy, and assignment genres inform each other? How do we communicate with our students about the nature of the work we ask them to do outside of class? What skills do we want our students to cultivate, and what kinds of assignment are suited to those skills? This workshop will address these fundamentals of assignment design, including discussion of the range of possible assignments amenable to the development of competency in literary analysis and literary history, practical problems such as how to write effective instructions for assignments, how to integrate assignments with in-class work, and the role of assignments in assessment.

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the English Department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.