Spring 2023 QEP Faculty Development Series

Spring 2023 Workshop Spring 2023 Workshop

The Spring 2023 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. 

Collaborative Annotation in the Discussion-Based Classroom

February 24, 2023, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Location: Richter 305

Facilitators: Aaron Royer, Senior Instructional Designer
Student engagement and interaction with course materials and with each other outside of class is an essential, yet often overlooked, element of active-learning environments. One way to encourage such engagement is with collaborative annotation. This workshop will explore, through a variety of examples and demonstrations, how platforms like Hypothesis, Perusall, and Google Drive can bring a collaborative component to many of your course activities. Topics will include overviews of core features of several relevant platforms, a range of activity ideas, and applications in flipped, problem-based, and discussion-based lessons.


Faculty Reading Group: Small Teaching

Facilitator:  Aaron Royer, Senior Instructional Designer

Book coverOverview: In Small Teaching, James Lang argues that small changes in teaching using evidence-based techniques can lead to significant improvements in student outcomes - in particular, in engagement, motivation, and understanding. In this reading group, over the course of four biweekly meetings, we’ll discuss these changes and practical strategies in the context of  discussion-based courses as we read through Lang’s book.

Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Dates and Times: 

  • Wednesday, March 8, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, March 22, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, April 5, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, April 19, 4:00 - 5:30 pm