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Spring and Fall Teaching Seminars

Teaching seminars are semester-long, small-group, facilitated discussions that explore a particular aspect of teaching in depth. Participants are faculty and instructional staff who teach on the Twin Cities campus and who meet together four times during the semester for course design, focused peer discussion, and responding.

Apply for fall or request an individual consultation.

For Spring 2012, the Teaching Seminars are:

Designing Courses to Improve Student Learning and Teacher Satisfaction

  • This is the original seminar; begins February 2012

New! Designing Your Learning Abroad Course

  • Seminar begins in March 2012

New! Teaching with Public Engagement

  • Seminar is scheduled for the May Term 2012

New! Design for Internationalizing On-Campus Courses

  • Seminar runs May-July

Comments from Past Participants:

Recent seminar participants named benefits of seminar participation such as these

  • "I have become more aware of how to reach students, by focusing the curriculum on what I want them to retain from this course beyond the final exam." 
  • "The seminar and examples were very useful in clarifying questions I had regarding learning objectives and goals and classroom assessment techniques." 
  • "It was helpful to reflect upon what I'd like students to take away from the course and to work in learning activities that are designed to achieve that goal."
Questions and requests for additional information can be directed to Dr. Ilene D. Alexander,

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