Office of the Provost

Curriculum + Learning:
Events for Faculty and Staff

This year, the Curriculum + Learning area of the Provost’s Office is sponsoring events and activities loosely organized around the theme of learning. Institutions of higher education have gradually shifted from a conception of instruction focused on the teacher to one in which the question of how students learn is central. How do students learn? How can teaching be more closely aligned with how students learn? How can instructors, and the institution as a whole, determine whether students have learned what we’d like them to?

Classroom Teaching Tools:

Program Assessment Series:

Talking About Learning:

Applying Research on Learning to Teaching
The “Talking About Learning” series culminates with two talks by learning expert Todd Zakrajsek, who has published and presented widely on the topic of student learning, including workshops and conference keynote addresses in over 30 states and 4 countries in the past several years.

  • Overcoming Apathy and Creating Excitement in the Classroom”
    Monday, April 8, 2:00-3:30 p.m,
    Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor
    What can instructors do to facilitate learning when they encounter students who seem uninterested and even apathetic toward course content and assignments?

  • “How Students Learn: Strategies for Teaching from the Psychology of Learning”
    Tuesday, April 9, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.,
    Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor
    Participants will leave this workshop with an understanding of the basic concepts in human learning, how to present information so that students most effectively encode it into long-term memory, and how to help students know when they know.


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