The summer workshops are a a series of three-hour meetings where faculty come together to discuss curriculum development and improvement projects that are designed to enhance the learning of their students. The workshops are funded by the National Institutes of Health RISE and BUILD programs as Xavier University of Louisiana. Each participant gives a 20 to 25 minute talk that provides the rationale for and details of their project. Participants also share data (including methods of assessment), challenges and successes and future directions for their projects. Plans for dissemination of the findings is a key part of every presentation. The 2017 are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017
  • Dr. Christopher Hakala, Executive Director, University Teaching and Learning and Professor of Psychology at Quinnipiac University, will speak on the topic of The Classroom as Practice. He emphasizes that by applying the science of learning to the classroom in a nonthreatening way, we can help students identify their individual strengths and areas of concern. We can consider this as an example of academic practice. In this session, we will discuss how to utilize “practice” that provides formative feedback as a means to develop skills that will improve student learning in an effort to maximize the effectiveness of classroom time and create an engaging learning environment. Participants will leave with practical, hands-on strategies they can apply to their classrooms, regardless of discipline.​

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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