The National Science Foundation offers professional development courses for college professors. The tuition is free and the application fee is only $50. Two Chautauqua workshops on teaching are scheduled for this summer. The course, Classroom Management: How to Teach Like a Pro, is for college instructors of all disciplines. It is equally useful to those faculty members who are beginning their teaching careers, new faculty in the first few years out of their educational programs, or experienced faculty with questions as to how to manage this “new” generation of college students. In general, if you want to become a better classroom manager and improve your classroom evaluations, this workshop is for you.
Dates for workshops:
- June 7-9, 2007 at Columbia University, New York City
- July 12-14, 2007 at University of Washington, Seattle
The workshop will address issues such as:
- How to establish and maintain your credibility as the instructor from day one
- What to do that first crucial day of class to set class expectations
- How to convince students that your class is critical to their future success
- How to motivate students to take responsibility for their success or failure in class
- What classroom policies to include in your syllabus
- How to deal with those difficult students who come in late, disrupt class, sleep in class, dominate the class discussion, turn papers in late, etc.
- How to get responsible and useful feedback from students to improve your teaching
In addition, participants of this interactive workshop are encouraged to bring their own questions about classroom management.
The workshops are limited to 20 participants each. Contact the regional director, Dr. Tony Irving, to register at firstname.lastname@example.org