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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New Web Tools for Creative Teaching

Having trouble keeping up with the latest web tools to use in your classes? Or, are you just looking for new methods to shake up your classroom routine? Join us for an interactive session where presenters will introduce a number of innovative (but easy to use!) technologies and discuss ideas for implementing them in your […]

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Making Group Work Work

Teaching students to work well in groups is a goal shared by instructors across many disciplines. However, designing and implementing group assignments and activities that are actually effective and worthwhile can prove to be quite challenging. The purpose of this workshop is to provide faculty with both general ideas and concrete strategies to try out […]

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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 with Archives and Special Collections

Did you know that the DePaul Libraries house over 12,000 special collections and rare books? In this workshop, participants will learn about these incredible resources by way of a field trip to the Richardson Library Reading Room. Then, faculty member from various disciplines will discuss how they’ve built research-based assignments around the archives and special […]

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Engaging Students in Discussion

Although many teachers reserve time specifically for in-class discussion, it can be extremely difficult to keep students interested and actively involved.  This workshop will focus on strategies and techniques that DePaul faculty have found to be successful for engaging students in discussion (both face-to-face and online). Presented in Autumn Quarter 2011 by   Slides Further […]

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