Andrea Graham, Faculty Liaison, Coordinator, Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
Heather Buchansky, Student Engagement Librarian
Alexandra Motut, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream & WIT Program
Assignments are important teaching tools that can help students develop research, critical thinking, and writing skills as well as disciplinary knowledge. When assignments are well designed, students become more engaged in the learning process and instructors and TAs find the marking process more meaningful.
In this session we’ll focus on principles and strategies of effective assignment design that apply to all disciplines, including how to scaffold assignments throughout a course or term and how to provide useful feedback to students. Through hands-on activities and discussion we will explore how to build in proper supports and resources to help guide students through an assignment, foster academic integrity, and how to communicate evaluation criteria to students. Participants will analyze sample assignments and reflect on and brainstorm assignment ideas of their own.
2pm – 4pm