Opportunities to Network and Share

Faculty Conversations about Teaching are designed as a space for faculty to share and discuss teaching and learning experiences with peers, collaboratively exploring new ways to address common challenges and opportunities. These on-site sessions will be facilitated by Mason faculty and will provide participants with opportunities to share best practices for teaching in any format.

Teaching Without Textbooks: Collaborating and Developing OERs for Your Courses
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
12:00-1:30 pm
Fenwick Library 1014B

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In our faculty conversation, we will discuss strategies for “teaching without a textbook”, i.e., creating and adapting course materials from a wide variety of sources, to better address course learning outcomes. Mason faculty will share how they’ve created, adapted, and incorporated open educational resources (OERs) and non-traditional textbooks in their courses.

Come prepared to discuss and share your teaching tips and best practices!

Register for this event here.

Previous Events

How to Increase Quality Feedback and Save Time

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

In our faculty conversation, we will address strategies for using feedback to achieve greater learning. How can we provide our students with feedback that is goal-directed, tangible, actionable, timely and ongoing? What are some workload and time management tips (e.g., use of technology, rubrics, etc.) to allow for richer and timely feedback?

Facilitators: Jered Borup, Graduate School of Education, College of Education and Human Development, and Michelle LaFrance, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, English  Department, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.


Promoting Critical Thinking and Critical Reading

Thursday, September 14, 2017

How can we help our students “dig deeper” in what they are reading or viewing or hearing? How may we guide students in processing information, communicating information, and in crafting arguments?

Facilitators:  Julie Miner, Department of Global and Community Health, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Psyche Ready, Department of English, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.



Learn more about teaching online

Designing or teaching an online course? See our list of best practices.

Seeking fresh ideas or chances to network? Attend an event.

Looking for feedback or have questions about online teaching?

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