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Course Design Clinic - Designing for Community and Engagement is a Course

Course Design Clinic - Designing for Community and Engagement

Ended Dec 18, 2020
6 credits

Full course description

Term: Fall 2020

Date & Time: December 17: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

                         December 18; 9:00am - 12:00pm


Instructor: Liesl Baum

Presented By: Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL)



As we look to the spring semester, we want to move forward with consideration of lessons learned from spring, summer, and fall of 2020. Students and faculty alike continue to be challenged by adapting to new course modalities and finding connections and community within their classes. In response, we are offering an abbreviated version of our Course Design Clinic, which will focus on how to prepare for engagement and build a strong sense of community. Using lessons and feedback from both students and faculty, we will explore strategies for creating connections and fostering community in the current teaching environment and the four primary course modalities. By applying a lens of positive psychology, participants will explore features of their syllabus, Canvas site, and course-based activities that can be designed to consider both student learning and student engagement. The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, along with guest presenters from the Virginia Tech faculty, will be facilitating these sessions.