UM FacChats - Faculty Coffee & Conversation

 

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!4716FacChat

 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 UM FacChat

Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Lyceum 200

Constructive Feedback in STEM Courses

Alicia Bouldin (Pharmacy Administration) and colleagues lead a discussion in 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?  This panel will share their experiences and discuss potential applications.

 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 UM FacChat

Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Lyceum 200

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!

 

 

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.