Grading Student Writing

This workshop will help you to design grading rubrics that fit your writing assignments and help students to understand your evaluation of their work. We will offer models of rubrics for a variety of writing situations and methods for offering constructive feedback that helps your students. Bring an assignment that you would like to work […]

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Introduction to Online Learning

Have you considered teaching an online or hybrid course but have questions about how you’d translate what you do in the classroom to a virtual environment? This workshop will serve as a basic introduction to principles of online learning and will identify best practices in such challenging areas as designing assignments, delivering content in innovative and […]

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Commenting on Student Writing

Writing assignments are key components in classes across the university, ranging from lab reports to research papers, memos to plays.  However, the process of responding to student writing is extremely time consuming and difficult to strategize.  In this workshop, DePaul’s resident writing experts will offer guidelines to prioritizing comments, composing helpful end notes, and avoiding […]

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Teaching Information Literacy

In this age of information abundance, do you wonder if your students have the skills to recognize the kind of information they need to complete assignments, and then to locate, evaluate and use that information effectively? In this workshop, participants will develop an understanding of how to integrate information literacy skills into assignments and teaching […]

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Active Learning Strategies

Are you interested in learning more ways to make the most of your time in the classroom? With the challenges of teaching on the quarter system, every class meeting is a critical opportunity for students to be active participants in their own learning. While lectures allow instructors to present material efficiently, they should be used […]

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Teaching for Success

One of the great things about teaching at DePaul is the diversity of our students, including their educational backgrounds. However, this broad range of academic preparation can present challenges for instructors who strive to ensure that all of their students thrive in the classroom and succeed at DePaul. Come to this workshop to learn more […]

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Election 2012: A Teachable Moment

It can sometimes be difficult to motivate students to see politics as directlypersonal. Yet elections are also valuable tools for instructors to highlight the importance of issues across multiple disciplines. This workshop will focus on how faculty members can productively engage the upcoming election in their courses, both through class discussions and more substantive course assignments. […]

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Connecting Your Class to the “Real World”

We have all heard students ask, “Why do I have to take this class anyway?” or “When will I ever use this in the ‘real world’?” Although students are learning skills and knowledge that will serve them in their personal and professional lives all the time, sometimes it is not as obvious to them as […]

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Teaching with e-Portfolios

If you’ve heard the buzz about e-Portfolios around campus and wonder how you might use them in your teaching, come to this workshop to learn about the pedagogical value of e-Portfolios for facilitating reflection and integrating students’ learning. In particular, you will hear how they have been implemented in one program’s learning-outcomes-based pedagogy during the […]

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Learning through Community Engagement

Inspired by DePaul’s Vincentian mission, this workshop will focus on the variety of ways that faculty can facilitate students’ engagement with the community. This will cover large-scale course design topics like setting up a service-learning class, as well as day-to-day details involving the selection of course materials and discussion topics. Presented in Winter Quarter 2012 […]

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