Faculty may contact the Director of Faculty Development to request that any of the following workshops to be held in their departments. The workshops can be offered in a one hour or a two hour format. Individual faculty may also arrange a one-on-one or small group meeting to discuss the same topics.
What Faculty Development Offers. A brief overview of the services offered by Faculty Development and the Lehigh Lab, designed for presentation at a department meeting. (10-15 minutes)
Principles of Effective Teaching. Designed primarily for new faculty or teaching assistants, this workshop focuses on some of the fundamentals of effective teaching.
Principles of Excellent Teaching. Designed for more experienced teachers, this workshop discusses some of the characteristics shared by excellent college teachers and offers suggestions for acheiving excellence in the classroom.
Active Learning. Students learn best when they are actively engaged in class. But what counts as active learning? What can teachers do to create active learning environments? Do these processes work in lecture? This workshop presents information about active learning and works with faculty to develop appropriate, discipline-specific techniques that lead to the best sort of learning.
Effective Assessment. Teachers typically have an intuitive sense of what their students are learning, but many now seek more reliable, systematic ways of assessing student learning. This workshop presents a variety of tools for teachers who want to improve their own teaching, for their own sake or as part of an accrediation practice.
Fostering Great Discussions. Small seminars or dicussion sections present a tremendous opportunity for high-quality conversations, but faculty are often frustrated when the conversation either feels sluggish or does not go deep enough. In this workshop, we discuss ways to establish the conditions for these discussions and explore techniques that initiate and sustain great conversations.
Course Design and Redesign. In some cases, the primary obstacle to student learning may be found in the design of the course itself. This workshop invites faculty to rethink the way they structure their courses, to reconsider the assignments that students are given, and to revisit the premises about teaching and learning that lie behind their courses.
Teaching with Technology: How to Get Started
Want to employ new instructional technologies, but not sure where to begin or how to proceed? This seminar recommends a step-by-step approach to instructional technologies and offers help in getting started.
Teaching with Technology: Advanced Practices. For faculty already familiar with basic instuctional technology, this seminar presents suggestions for more advanced uses.