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Faculty Development Workshop: Meeting Our Students As We Find Them, Post-Covid

Please plan for an intensive two-and-a-half day workshop appropriate for all Drake faculty and staff who teach – but especially designed for First Year Seminar instructors, those engaged in the teaching of writing (across the curriculum and in your disciplines), those engaged in teaching gateway math and science courses, and those faculty who want to learn more about how to make their online and face-to-face courses truly accessible to their students.

Building on the work done by Drake faculty and staff this year to understand how the pandemic years have impacted student readiness, this workshop will examine the changes in preparation and skills that our faculty have encountered this year (they aren't all bad!), help faculty strategize about best practices for meeting our students where they're at (including attending to our own post-pandemic needs), and offer strategies for very specific challenges and opportunities, depending on what you're teaching in the fall. We will also learn about the incoming class of Bulldogs and engage nation-wide data about the shifts we can expect to see in the class of '26. If you teach a gateway course in the STEM fields, an FYS, or a writing intensive course, this workshop is designed with you in mind!

Details: we will meet as a whole group, and in cohorts, on May 18 and 19 from 8:30 to 4:00 each day, and from 8: 30 – noon on Friday May 20. Location: Colliers-Scripps 301. Faculty who attend and participate will receive $375 stipends, all materials, ample time in shared conversation and directed learning, and meals – as well as an invitation to be part of compensated faculty learning communities meeting through fall and summer.

Registration closes May 6th.  Register here.

Wednesday, May 18 at 8:30am


Center for Teaching Excellence
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Nicki Kimm

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