A First Friday Roundtable is scheduled Feb. 12.

First Friday Roundtable

First Friday Roundtable series spring opener scheduled Feb. 12 in Gore Hall


3:12 p.m., Jan. 29, 2016--The First Friday Roundtable series at the University of Delaware will hold its first event for this spring on Friday, Feb. 12. 

These monthly discussion sessions provide an opportunity for faculty, instructors and graduate students to examine teaching, learning and assessment practices and issues.

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The first offering for this spring, “Promoting UD’s Teaching and Learning Grants,” will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. in Gore Hall 208. All faculty members who are curious about grant resources related to teaching are encouraged to attend and learn about funding options on campus and how to submit a “fundable” proposal.

Presenters for this interactive session include representatives from several departments on campus. Participants can look forward to learning about UD’s funding opportunities that support teaching and learning. The session will consist of lightning round talks from each funder, group interaction and proposal strategies. Register for this roundtable.

The First Friday Roundtable series will continue this spring with the theme of student motivation. Further roundtables this semester include:

• March: Assessing one’s own teaching and emphasizing excellence for promotion, tenure and review. March 4, 3:30-5 p.m., Gore Hall 208. Register. 

• April: Motivating students to be academically honest. Should faculty members use TurnItIn.com software or are there other strategies? April 8, 3:30-5 p.m., Gore Hall 208. Register.

• May: Motivating students to do their best on your assessments. May 6, 3:30-5 p.m., Gore Hall 208. Register. 

For more information about future First Friday Roundtable session topics and dates, visit the Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning’s website

The First Friday roundtables are designed and sponsored through a collaboration of Faculty Commons partners including IT Academic Technology Services, the Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education, Library Services and the Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning.

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