Welcome to Fall 2017! It’s been a productive summer in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. As you prepare for this fall, a few ideas:
- Consider how to engage your students in your course, by inviting them as learners and clarifying expectations. We have many first-generation students attending UW – S, and even those who have family members with college degrees struggle with learning the context of a new place, new instructors, and new courses. Maryellen Weimer utilizes a memo to her students to set the tone for her classroom which is inviting and creates accountability for students.
See – https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/memo-students-new-semester-begins/.
- Review the newly revised Student Attachment, to be included in your syllabus. Newly revised, it provides students with information in three areas: programs supporting students’ identities and characteristics, academic integrity, and campus policies. – 2017-18 Syllabus Attachment for students
- Review the syllabus template. Dean Yohnk shared in an earlier campus email that this template is being piloted this fall and required for use in a year. UW – S syllabus template, pilot release Aug 2017
Please feel free to contact our CETL staff for questions or consultations.