First Friday Roundtables on Teaching

The First Friday Roundtable on Teaching is a collaborative University of Delaware program aimed at highlighting varied approaches of teaching, learning and assessment practices. The series hosts monthly discussions for faculty and graduate students. During Fall and Spring semesters, events are offered from 3:30-5pm on the first Friday of the month. The series is co-sponsored by Academic Technology Services (IT-ATS) and the Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education (ITUE).

2016-2017: Inclusion and Student Support (Fall)

Instructor Support (Spring)

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  • October 7th, 2016- Designing Presentations to Enhance Student Learning – Register here: http://www.udel.edu/0003242
    • Design presentations that capture students’ attention without overwhelming them with PowerPoint features.
    • Gore Hall 208
    • 3:30-5:00 PM
  • November 4th, 2016- Context and Feedback- Register here: http://www.udel.edu/003243
    • Monitor student progress, employ tools to obtain feedback, and collect information that results in better student learning.
    • Gore Hall 208
    • 3:30-5:00 PM
  • December 2nd, 2016 – Grading Fairly and Effectively – Register here: http//www.udel.edu/003244
    • Create a rubric tied to student learning objectives and apply it to student work quickly and consistently.
    • Gore Hall 208
    • 3:30-5:00 PM
  • February 10th, 2017- Creating Better Learning Experiences for ALL Students through Inclusive Teaching- Register here: http://www.udel.edu/003264
    • We’ll discuss strategies for including all students from the very first day (beginning with how to create an inclusive syllabus) and workshop ideas for engaging all students in meaningful discussion.
    • TBD
    • 3:30-5:00 PM
  • March 3rd, 2017- Getting Grants at the University of Delaware- Register here: http://www.udel.edu/003268
    • Learn about local funding opportunities right here on campus to improve your teaching and classroom experience.
    • TBD
    • 3:30-5:00 PM
  • April 7th, 2017- Documenting Your Teaching for Promotion – Register here: http://www.udel.edu/00003265
    • Learn what counts and how to create a narrative to showcase your teaching
    • TBD
    • 3:30-5:00 PM
  • May 5th, 2017- Unconference (How can we help?) – Register here: http://www.udel.edu/003259
    • When registering, let us know what programming you’d like for us to provide next year.
    • TBD
    • 3:30-5:00 PM

Previous Years:

2015-2016: Motivation

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  • September 11, 2015 – Teaching at UD: Workshop for New Faculty  – Please register

    • Gore Hall 208
      3:30-5pm
  • October 2, 2015 – Spark learning with community engagement – Please register

    • ISE 315
      3:30-5pm
  • November 6, 2015 – Create teachable moments with the help of student response tools – Please register
    • ISE 315
      3:30-5pm
  • December 4, 2015 – Considering the right things: Motivate students to evaluate teaching fairly – Please register
    • ISE 315
      3:30-5pm
  • February 12, 2016 – UD Faculty Common Grants: Developing your Idea into a Fundable Project – Please register
    • Gore 208
      3:30-5:00pm
  • March 4, 2016 – Assessing your own teaching and emphasizing excellence for promotion, tenure, and review – Please register
    • Gore 208
      3:30-5:00pm
  • April 15, 2016 – Motivating Academic Honesty. Should we use TurnItIn.com software? What are various strategies to use to reduce dishonesty? – Please register
    • Gore 208
      3:30-5:00pm
  • May 6, 2016 – Motivating students to do their best on your assessments – Please register 
    • Gore 208
      3:30-5:00pm

2014-2015: Teaching with More Students In the Same Amount of Time

  • September 5, 2014 – Crafting effective presentations, lectures, and talks: Avoiding death by Powerpoint
  • October 10, 2014 – Asking questions that encourage critical thinking in large classes: Climbing out of Bloom’s Basement
  • November 7, 2014 – Creating assignments and providing student feedback in large classes: Making students work while keeping your work manageable
  • March 6, 2015 – Did they read last night?: Holding students accountable for reading (Registration)
  • April 10, 2015 – Divide and Conquer: Working with groups and teams of students (Registration)
  • May 1, 2015 – Unconference: Participants determine the agenda (Registration)
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