Faculty Development

Transparent Assignment Design: A FacDev - Learning Resource Center (LRC) Collaboration (Part 1 of 4)

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

via Zoom


**Sorry, this program is now full. Please visit our Teaching Toolkit on Transparent Assignments to learn more on your own.**

Do you find it challenging to manage course content while also addressing unanticipated student writing shortfalls? Do you tell your students, “go get help at the LRC Writing Center?” While the Writing Center helps students with writing at all stages, many faculty don’t realize some easy ways they can facilitate connecting students with this campus support. Please join the LRC and Faculty Development for a four-part series as we work towards creating more transparent writing prompts, better scaffolding, and more effective collaborations between instructors and the Writing Center to help address student writing improvement across the disciplines and at all levels.

What are the easy steps involved? 
1) Complete a short application
2) Attend all 4 series workshops on Wednesday from 2:00-4:00pm (September, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th via Zoom)
3) Work with a writing instructor in the LRC to modify your assignment guidelines in one of your fall courses using our easy template
4) Share your revised assignment guidelines and complete a follow-up FacDev final assessment 

Who is eligible to apply?
This is highly appropriate for faculty who give writing assignments and are interested in learning how the LRC could be optimized. Priority will be given to those who have not yet learned about transparent assignments and faculty not already implementing a specific teaching intervention this semester.