Teaching Matters: Improving Teaching By Assessing Learning
Description: In this four-hour practicum we start by exploring the term “learning outcomes”, and going over the basics of backwards design; the topics addressed at this workshop can serve as the foundation for lesson and curriculum planning. We then move on to the basics of rubric design. After a short lunch break, we will continue with a workshop that will cover some of the most common, and not-so-common, ways of assessing an instructor’s teaching - very important when putting together a teaching portfolio. Here, we will also cover how to interpret UCM’s end-of-semester (student) evaluations. We will finish with a workshop dedicated to composing a teaching statement - one of the most important components of a teaching portfolio, and one which is almost always required as part of a complete academic job application. All workshops will be presented by CETL Associate Director Anali Makoui, PhD.
You may attend one or more workshops. An attendee that has participated in all four workshops within the same academic year will receive a certificate.
Monday, March 12th in SSB-250
- 9:00 am - 9:50 am -- (Backward) Lesson and Curriculum Design
- 10:00 am - 10:50 am -- Designing Rubrics
- 11:30 am - 12:20 pm -- Instructional Assessment and Student Evaluations
- 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm -- How to Write a Teaching Statement
Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Please register here.
For additional information or questions, please email Anali (firstname.lastname@example.org).
5200 N Lake Road
Student Services Building (SSB)
Merced, CA 95343