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What does a teaching consultation involve?

May 18, 2022

We, at the Center for Teaching and Learning, are available for teaching consultations! Do you want feedback on a course you are developing? Do you have questions about an assignment you are designing or a syllabus you are planning for the spring semester? Have you thought about making your classes...

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Mapping your course

May 3, 2022

A course map is a visual representation of the ways in which your course instruction and assignments align with the learning objectives. Mapping your course allows you to identify where students are learning key concepts and skills, and to make decisions about formative and summative assessments. It can also help determine where to provide additional instruction or learning support.

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Facilitating and assessing student engagement in the classroom

March 3, 2022

Improving student engagement in the classroom is a hot topic amongst faculty these days. At some point in the conversation, the mythological college student makes an appearance. That perfect student of the past was always on time, had always done the reading, answered every question with astounding complexity, and memorized...

CU Professor Nii Armah Sowah with students in Performance for Community Engagement

Fostering Equity: Bringing inclusive teaching practice to large lecture classes

Oct. 28, 2021

Over the last year, I have noticed that one of the most frequent questions in Center for Teaching & Learning workshops is, “How would you adapt this practice for use in a large class?” The suggestions in this post are focused on building communication channels such that one could get...

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AssessingU: Assessment in large enrollment classes

Oct. 28, 2021

Many of my conversations with faculty focus on the challenges they have with doing good learning assessment in large classes. The best learner-centered assessment approaches are no match for 200-person enrollment. I mean, can you imagine reading 200 5-page essays? That’s 1,000 pages for just one assignment! So, what’s an...