Faculty Teaching Excellence Program




Lucy Chester, Professor, History

Deborah J. Haynes, Professor, Art and Art History

Stefanie Mollborn, Professor, Sociology                                    

We will discuss crucial issues that faculty members face when teaching a large lecture course, especially for the first time. Large enrollment courses, ranging from 75-425 students with 1-8 teaching assistants, can be extremely rewarding, but they present special challenges related to the issues listed below. We welcome a lively discussion with the audience on these topics and will discuss practical suggestions for dealing with them.

Topics the panel or audience might want to discuss include:


-classroom authority as it relates to gender, ethnicity, age, etc.

-uses of technology in large classes, esp. clickers, laptops, and amplification

-faculty and student expectations

-course and instructor organization, including TA management

-evaluation of student work

-peer learning/interactive engagement

-student study skills, esp. note-taking & use of laptops

-lecture pacing

-student attendance, punctuality and courtesy

-Other ideas?



Title Date Time
Session I Wednesday, October 13 3:00-4:30 PM


This event will be held in ATLAS 200.

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