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 FCTL Co-Op Workshops

FALL 2014

The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning is here to support your professional growth and development. The Co-Op Workshops are designed to bring RIC faculty together and to encourage the sharing of our expertise across disciplines, while inviting us to become more reflective about what we do as teachers. During several weeks of the term we offer two different opportunities to attend a workshop.

When the Snow Flies?!

What are your strategies for dealing with the dreaded “Classes Canceled” message?  Plan now for when the snow flies — or for hurricane season!  Facilitated by Marie F. Beardwood (FCTL) and Scott Badger (USS). 

Tuesday, September 9, 12:30-2:00pm

Wednesday, September 10, 4:00-5:30pm

FCTL—Adams Library 405

The “How To” of Teaching Peer Review Or, What Do You Do When You Put Students into Small Groups to Discuss Their Writing?

Peer review is one of the most effective ways to help students produce better writing — and it’s not just meant for writing courses. This is a three-part series, but you may attend one, two or all three sessions!  Facilitated by Mike Michaud (English, Chair of the Writing Board). 

Tuesday, September 16, 12:30-2:00pm

Tuesday, October 21, 12:30-2:00pm

Tuesday, November 18, 12:30-2:00pm

 FCTL—Adams Library 405

Effective Class Discussions

What are the characteristics of an effective class discussion?  What strategies can you use to ensure your discussions are rich and vibrant?  Facilitated by Marie F. Beardwood (FCTL). 

Thursday, September 25, 4:00-5:30pm

FCTL—Adams Library 405

Effective Advising Using MyRIC Advisor Center

In this hands-on workshop, faculty advisors will learn to use the Scheduler and Log features in MyRIC Advisor Center.  Facilitated by Michelle Brophy-Baermann (Political Science, Coordinator of Academic Advising). 

Tuesday, September 30, 4:00-5:30pm

Horace Mann 140

Designing Effective Exams

What can you do to make your exams effective tools for teaching and learning?  Facilitated by Randy DeSimone (Management and Marketing). 

Thursday, October 9, 4:00-5:30pm

FCTL—Adams Library 405

Getting Students’ Feedback

This workshop explores the uses and abuses of student feedback on their instructors’ teaching, identifies different ways faculty can elicit feedback, and provides an opportunity for faculty members to share experiences and learn from one another.  Facilitated by Deborah Siegel (Social Work) and Bethany Lewis (Psychology).

Thursday, October 23, 4:00-5:30pm

FCTL—Adams Library 405

So, You Want to Send in a Curriculum Proposal!?!

There’s much to consider when preparing a curriculum proposal.  Bring your information to this session for advice and recommendations.  Facilitated by Sue Abbotson (English, Chair of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee).

Tuesday, October 28, 4:00-5:30pm

FCTL—Adams Library 405


Is SafeAssign effective as a plagiarism detection tool?  And is it educational?  Or not?  Facilitated by Mike Michaud (English, Chair of the Writing Board ) and Mike Parsons (Communication).  Stephanie Hijazi (USS) will address any technical questions. 

             Thursday, November 6, 4:00-5:30pm

FCTL—Adams Library 405

Getting Started With Academic Mapping

What are academic maps?   Why are they beneficial to the student, to advisors and to the College?  Facilitated by Bonnie MacDonald (Communication and Film Studies, Director of the FCTL).

             Thursday, November 20, 4:30-6:00pm

FCTL—Adams Library 405

Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Adams Library 405



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