March 7: First Friday Workshop

Workshop focuses on writing and student engagement

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2:14 p.m., Feb. 24, 2014--The National Survey on Student Engagement shows a clear and strong connection between writing and raised levels of student engagement. But instructors are sometimes unsure about what kinds of writing to assign and worried about increasing their own workloads by doing so.

The next First Friday workshop, to be held from 3:30-5 p.m., March 7, 208 Gore Hall, will provide strategies for addressing both concerns. 

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“We will look at examples of writing assignments that UD faculty have crafted for their courses and at methods of responding effectively and efficiently to student writings,” says workshop instructor and English professor Joseph Harris. 

Participants should leave the workshop with new ideas about how to use writing without sacrificing attention to course content and without being overwhelmed by the paper load.  Refreshments will be served.

All UD faculty, staff and graduate students are welcome. Registration can be found online.

The First Friday Roundtables are designed and sponsored through a collaboration with Academic Technology Services, the Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning, and the Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education

Other First Friday Roundtables on Teaching this semester include:

  • April 11 – “Documenting Teaching Excellence,” 208 Gore Hall, and 
  • May 2 – “The Unconference” with reception, 116 Pearson Hall.

These roundtables are all scheduled from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

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