FacChats are informal discussion groups where faculty meet, have some coffee/tea, and chat about a particular topic related to teaching and/or learning.
Why participate in UM FacChats?
- to meet with other interested colleagues for an informal discussion of teaching and learning
- to learn and share ideas around a common theme or question in teaching and learning
- to continue to develop professionally as a college teacher and faculty member
Join us for our next FacChat!
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 UM FacChat
Open Educational Resources (OER)
Maureen Myer (Anthropology) leads a discussion in effectively utilizing Open Educational Resources in the classroom.
We hope you can join us for this informal conversations, and enjoy a cup of coffee/tea too!
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 UM FacChat
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Lyceum 200
Constructive Feedback in STEM Courses
Alicia Bouldin (Pharmacy Administration) leads a panel discussion on providing feedback to students in STEM courses. Constructive feedback on student performance can be a highly effective learning tool. What are some of the avenues for effective feedback in STEM courses? What barriers exist? Is the benefit worth the effort? Panel members will share their experiences and discuss potential applications.
Panelists include Adam Smith (Chemical Engineering), Nathan Hammer (Chemistry), and Gerard Buskes (Mathematics).
Potential topics include:
- Evaluating teaching
- Learning styles and teaching styles
- Problem-based learning
- Impact of technology on teaching and learning
- Writing across the curriculum
- Ethical issues in teaching
- Collaborative/cooperative learning: theory and methods
- Using case studies in teaching
- Applying learning theory to the classroom
- Active learning: theory and methods
- Incivility in the classroom: dealing with difficult students
- Infusing issues of privilege, difference, and discrimination in the classroom
- Service learning
- Effective lecturing
- Assessing and grading students’ learning
Please see FacChat Archives for previous events.