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March 8, 2016 - 9:00pm

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.

You may attend one or more workshops. An attendee that has participated in all four workshops within the same semester will receive a certificate.

Times, Dates, and Locations:

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in KL 159 (Graduate Students/TAs)

  • 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm -- (Backward) Lesson and Curriculum Design
  • 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm -- Designing Rubrics
  • 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm -- Instructional Assessment and Student Evaluations
  • 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm -- How to Write a Teaching Statement

Note: audience cross-over for this practicum is permitted, i.e., faculty and graduate students/TAs may attend either date/workshop(s) listed. Faculty track will be presented by CETL staff members. Graduate Student/TA track will be presented mostly by CETL instructional interns.

Food and drinks will be provided. We regret that at this time we cannot accommodate special diets.

Registration: Limited seating. Register here.

For additional information or questions, please visit our website, or email Anali Makoui (amakoui@ucmerced.edu).