Each May the FS Leadership Team sponsors a workshop on topics related to teaching, learning, pedagogical innovation, and/or advising. While in the past we have typically invited outside experts to facilitate the workshop, last year we invited Allegheny faculty and staff to present on innovative approaches and practices that were already being used on campus. The response to this workshop approach was very positive, and so we are once again opening up an opportunity for us to learn from each other. The plan for the Monday, May 15, 2017, workshop is a conference-style format with concurrent 50-minute sessions. Each session will be offered several times during the full-day program to ensure participants (including those leading sessions) have the opportunity to engage in discussions of multiple topics.
Topics for sessions should be connected to teaching, learning, pedagogical innovation, and/or advising. Such topics might include: innovative course and/or assignment designs, community-engaged pedagogies, methods of evaluating oral and/or written communication (e.g., portfolios, grading contracts), group advising, incorporating peer feedback, adaptive advising, or approaches to achieving curricular/co-curricular integration and cohesion.
Allegheny faculty and staff are invited to submit proposals for a 50-minute session that include:
- A brief description of the session and how it relates to best practices in teaching, learning, pedagogical innovation, and/or advising.
- A discussion of who is most likely to benefit from attending the session.
Interested faculty and staff are encouraged to consult with the Director of Writing Alexis Hart, the Director of Speaking Jon Wiebel, or Registrar Ian Binnington to discuss ideas they might have for the workshop. Proposals are due to the Associate Provost/Director of the FS Program Terry Bensel by Friday, April 7, 2017. Those selected to be session leaders will be notified by Friday, April 14, and will receive a modest stipend. Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack will be provided to all participants.
We look forward to receiving your proposals!