During Summer 2019, the FCTL is co-sponsoring several professional development seminars to either design a new course or substantially redesign an existing course. To be considered for one of the workshops, please review their descriptions below and complete the application.
For the fullest consideration, submit your application by Monday, April 15, 2019. In order to reach the widest audience, faculty will likely be limited to one seminar, so rank-order your preferences on the application form. Rolling applications and participation in more than one seminar may be considered on a space-available basis. Must be full-time faculty. Access the application here.
Please send any questions to Chris Marco at email@example.com.
May 13-17: Summer Seminar for the Teaching of Writing (SSTW): Designing a WID Course (9 am – 12 noon)
Do you teach one of your department’s Writing in the Disciplines (WID) courses but aren’t sure what makes a WID class different or how to teach one? This year’s SSTW will focus on the “how to” of WID course design. Learn how to create a syllabus that provides the time and space to effectively support students as they learn to write for your discipline, create assignments that provide opportunities for students to meaningfully engage with the content of your course, and learn strategies to respond to student writing that are both effective and efficient. Commitment required for a $700 stipend includes; (a) Full participation in the 5-day seminar, (b) Attend one follow-up meeting with seminar cohort (fall term), (c) Attend one one-on-one conference with seminar facilitator, (d) Share results of your experience designing and teaching a WID course with your departmental colleagues (spring term, date/time/venue of your choosing). Facilitated by Dr. Michael Michaud (English Department; Writing Board), and supported by Provost/VPAA Sue Pearlmutter and the FCTL. Attendance is limited to 10 faculty.
May 20-23: Designing a First Year Seminar: This event is now filled.
June 3-7: Course Design Institute (9 am – 4 pm)
The CDI is for faculty who are interested in designing a new course or substantially redesigning an existing course, and who are open to learning-centered approaches to course design. The design principles on which the Institute rest are grounded in the literature on course and syllabus design, educative assessment, active learning, and student motivation. Three components make this approach powerful: a taxonomy of significant learning and the concepts of backward and integrated course design. During the Institute you will: (1) Design or redesign a course built on learner-centered design principles; (2) Develop a final or near-final syllabus; and (3) Learn how to apply research-based teaching and learning principles to design other courses. The CDI brings together faculty from several local colleges and universities. RIC will cover the full cost of the Institute for the RIC Team and will offer a $500 stipend to team members. Commitment includes (a) attend the 5-day seminar, (b) offer the new or redesigned course during the 2019-2020 school year, (c) attend one follow-up reflection session at the RIC FCTL during Spring 2020, and (d) serve as a mentor/facilitator for other faculty during a Course Design Institute in a future summer. To be held at Providence College in partnership with RIC and other RI colleges/universities. Supported by Provost/VPAA Sue Pearlmutter and the FCTL. Attendance is limited to 4-5 full-time faculty.
June 17-21: Summer Seminar for Teaching Online/Hybrid Courses (9 am – 12 noon)
Faculty will develop an online or hybrid course. Learn about basic online course design principles, including ADA compliance, and pedagogy for online learning. During the week, faculty will work on building an actual distance or hybrid course in Blackboard, including the course schedule, learning outcomes, lesson modules, assignments, and quizzes/exams. Commitment required for a $700 stipend includes; (a) Full participation in the 5-day seminar, (b) offer the new or redesigned course during the 2019-2020 school year, and (c) attend one follow-up reflection session during the Spring 2020 semester. Facilitated by Dr. Christine Marco (FCTL; Psychology Department), and Scott Badger (USS). Attendance is limited to 10 faculty.