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"Using Instructor Collaboration to Enhance Student Experiences Aligned with Vision and Change"
Add to Calendar 2022-09-27T15:30:00 2022-09-27T17:00:00 UTC "Using Instructor Collaboration to Enhance Student Experiences Aligned with Vision and Change"

Seminar: 11:30am - 12:30pm

All Q&A: 12:30pm - 1:00pm, Graduate student Q&A/Luncheon: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

W203 Millennium Science Complex
Start DateTue, Sep 27, 2022
11:30 AM
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End DateTue, Sep 27, 2022
1:00 PM
Presented By
Michelle Smith

Michelle Smith, Ann S. Bowers Professor; Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education; Cornell University 

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Title: "Using Instructor Collaboration to Enhance Student Experiences Aligned with Vision and Change"

Abstract: Active learning instructional practices increase undergraduate student learning and decrease the failure rate. One way to promote active learning is to support groups of instructors in measuring student thinking, iteratively designing active learning activities, evaluating student learning outcomes, and publishing the classroom activities in peer-reviewed journals.  For authors, these publications offer new opportunities to collaborate and provide evidence of a commitment to using active learning instructional techniques. For the broader community, creating a set of well-vetted activities aligned to Vision and Change and searchable through a journal interface, saves other instructors time and encourages the use of active learning instructional practices.

I will highlight projects where instructors worked together to identify student thinking, develop classroom activities, and collectively publish their work. I will also address questions, such as: 1) How can we engage instructors from multiple institutions in the development of activities that positively affect student understanding? and 2) How does involvement in this process influence instructor interest in trying new instructional practices?