LARGE LECTURE COURSES: CHALLENGES AND REWARDS
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
-student attendance, punctuality and courtesy
|Session I||Wednesday, October 13||3:00-4:30 PM|
This event will be held in ATLAS 200.