Fall 2022 QEP Faculty Development Series

Participants in a meeting or workshop Participants in a meeting or workshop

The Fall 2022 QEP Faculty Development Series is part of our effort to provide ongoing support to faculty as they continue to develop and teach their QEP courses.  In addition to fostering discussions around important issues relevant to the QEP teaching methods, these activities will give participants an opportunity to meet with current and former FLC participants to share and discuss successes and challenges. 

Peer and Self Assessment in the Discussion-Based Classroom

September 30, 2022, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Location: Richter, 305

Facilitators: Aaron Royer, Senior Instructional Designer
Peer and self assessment encourage students to take a more active role in their learning as they continuously reflect on assessment criteria and their progress toward them. They can also be a useful tool in classes - like those we work with for the QEP - where group work plays an important part, as a way to monitor and assess group dynamics.  In this session, we will share ideas, strategies, and resources related to developing and implementing peer and self assessment in discussion-based classrooms.


Resource Guide

Faculty Reading Group: Promoting Inclusive Classroom Dynamics in Higher Education

Facilitator:  Aaron Royer, Senior Instructional Designer; Renee Evans, Senior Instructional Designer

Overview: It is important that all students feel that they belong, and, as we develop and teach our courses, we must be intentional about fostering such a sense of belonging. This reading group will explore important questions surrounding inclusion and relevant practical strategies as we read and discuss selected passages from Promoting Inclusive Classroom Dynamics in Higher Education by Kathryn C. Oleson. Note that all participants will receive a copy of this book.

Location: Virtual (via Zoom)

Dates and Times: 

(Participants will have the option to attend either virtually or in person in Richter Library, 305.

  • Wednesday, October 19, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, November 2, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, November 16, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, November 30, 4:00 - 5:30 pm


Series Finale and Resource-Sharing Session

December 1, 2022, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Location: TBD

Facilitator: Aaron Royer, Senior Instructional Designer
To cap off this series and the Fall 2022 semester, we will meet to share and discuss our experiences in recent semesters in an informal setting over lunch. This is a great opportunity to get feedback and advice on any issues you may have encountered in your QEP course or to share any strategies, tools, or ideas which have worked particularly well for you and your students. Location details TBD.