This week’s UCITE session will include a mini-workshop for faculty members faced with designing a new course or who would like to redesign an existing course.
In order to facilitate the session, faculty members are encouraged to come prepared with not more than five “enduring understandings” for their course’s content—those things they would like their students to retain from their course long after it has ended.
Examples of such understandings are “History involves interpretation; historians can and do disagree” (history course); “The topography, climate, and natural resources of a region influence the culture, economy, and lifestyle of its inhabitants” (geography course); and “Ethicists disagree on whether the results of an action or a person’s intentions matter most in judging the morality of actions” (philosophy/ethics course). Faculty members are encouraged not to stress over getting the understandings right; they will simply be the starting point for improvement.
The discussion will be held June 28 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Herrick Room on the ground floor of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. If the workshop is not completed during the allotted time, a follow-up meeting will be scheduled.
Pizza and sodas will be provided at this session; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.