Resources for the Seven Principles Workshop

Our Notes From The Workshop

1. Encourages Contact
  • At the beginning of the class I will admit that I never wanted to visit my instructors. Let them know you are approachable.
  • I divided a project in three sections and the students were required to meet with me one on one. This was required.
  • As a student, I liked being reminded about office hours. Instructors send introductory letters - a personal touch.

2. Collaboration
  • Communicating the expectations of openess and saftey. Letting them know that it is okay to talk in class. Student-student groups for projects and papers. At the end one member of the group reports back. Example: Everyone in the class writes a paper, and then they voted on the best paper.
  • Curiculum: make sure that collaboration is an actual outcome of the class
  • Program: Study groups and pizza night - dean support for developing ideas
  • Cross-discipline.

3. Active Learning
  • Creating assignments that students can apply to their personal and professional life
  • Sefl eval and peer feedback
  • Let them know it is okay to make mistakes
  • Using clickers
  • Offering the potential for choices
  • Co-creating a rubric for assessment

4. Prompt Feedback
Respond to contacts within 24 hours
Evaluations mid-semester - students feel like they are heard
Office hours
Have a cookie day

5. Time on Task
Dedicating class time to work on HW with peers
Ask students to bring questions to class ahead of time
Have students teach to their peers
Have students do short assessments beginning and end
Programs; Linking classes.
Services: Base-level technology training.

6. High Expectations

7. Diversity
Asking for feedback through mid semester evals
New ways of teaching - online offers
A list of programs to help diverse learners
A service resource guide.


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