[PAST EVENT] Workshop-Frame and Fine-tune Your COLL 100/150 Course

January 18, 2022 - January 20, 2022
9am - 4pm
Zoom: https://cwm.zoom.us/j/98847690614

COLL 100 and COLL 150 courses introduce methods of scholarly research and lay the foundation for first-year students' communication skills. COLL 100 focuses on “Big Ideas” and gives students opportunities to communicate these ideas in media other than the academic paper (for example: oral presentations; performances; visual, quantitative, digital, or other projects). COLL 150 asks students to delve deeply into a focused topic and provides opportunities to practice their writing skills. Both courses help students make the transition to college-level academic discourse at W&M.

In 90-minute sessions over three days, participants will focus on key aspects of these courses, then have several independent hours to experiment and develop ideas, then reconvene to "kick the tires" with colleagues and exchange feedback.  

January 18

9:00-10:30 -- Context, Concepts, Content: Frame Your COLL 100/150 Course

3:00-4:00 -- Conversation/Feedback (optional)

COLL 100/150 courses are unique in the undergraduate curriculum. Where do they fit? What expectations do they carry? How can the pieces come together in a great course you love to teach?

January 19

9:00-10:30 -- Roadmap for Meeting Course Goals: Your Syllabus

3:00-4:00 -- Conversation/Feedback (optional)

Consider the syllabus as a guiding document that explains to students how the course will unfold to meet your teaching goals.

January 20

9:00-10:30 -- Purpose, Expectations, Assessment: Your Assignments

3:00-4:00 -- Conversation/Feedback (optional)

How you construct, communicate, and integrate assignments can help meet your teaching goals. Consider how "transparent design" can clarify the purpose and value of your assignments.

Register here.


Sharon Morris; [[stmorris]]