Summer 2017 Program Course Offerings

Murkland Hall Each summer, the UNH Graduate School and the Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Learning co-sponsor the Summer Program on College Teaching. The program features both on-campus courses and electronic, asynchronous courses. Scheduled course offerings for the 2017 program are as follows:

GRAD 950 Issues in College Teaching.
2 cr.
Dates: 05/22/2017 - 06/01/2017.
Location: Face-toFace. TBA.
Instructor: C. Overson.

Issues faced within the classroom including evaluation methods, classroom climate and diversity, instructional approaches, teaching and learning resources, and student behavior. Cr/F.

GRAD 951 Teaching With Writing.
2 cr.
Dates: 06/26/2017 - 07/28/2017. 
Online.
Instructor: Elliott Gruner.
We will explore the best ways to use writing in the classroom. Work with individual experience and existing scholarship will help us answer key questions about course-level writing: Who should teach writing? How do students become better writers? How does writing help students learn? How do we effectively and economically include writing in our classrooms? What is good writing? Our goal is to understand how to help students become better writers and how to use writing to learn across a wide variety of occasions and disciplines.

Cr/F.

GRAD 961 Cognition, Teaching, and Learning.
2 cr.
Dates: 05/22/2017 - 06/23/2017.  
Online.
Instructor: V. Benassi.

We will review several cognitive theories of learning and explore their application in educational contexts. We will identify teaching strategies that have been empirically demonstrated to enhance the use of cognitive skills and improve learning and teaching effectiveness. Topics include: prior knowledge, individual differences, and learning; expertise reversal effect; feedback and learning; desirable difficulties; interleaving and spacing of practice; illusions of competence; principles of multimedia learning; retrieval practice and test-enhanced learning; worked examples; conceptual change; self-explanation and learning; learning from text; cognitively-based approaches to study.

GRAD 965 Classroom Research and Assessment Methods.
2 cr.
Dates: 06/26/2017 - 07/28/2017.
Online. 
Instructor: C. Overson.

The focus of this course is on the improvement of teaching and learning in a teacher's own course, primarily on the work related to course-level research and assessment at the postsecondary level. Throughout the course we will read and discuss what Cross, Angelo, Steadman, Barkley, Howell Major and others have written about classroom research and assessment. 

GRAD 970 Special Topics in College Teaching: Teaching with Technology
2 cr.
Dates: 05/22/2017 - 06/23/2017
Online.
Instructor: Daniel Carchidi

This course focuses on teachers' development of personal positions on the use of technology in presenting course material. Students will begin by examining attitudes, affordances, and challenges associated with the use of technologies in teaching. Next, we will explore instructional technologies that have the potential to benefit learning outcomes based on course objectives that you set. The final project will be to develop a practical strategy that incorporates technology in a course that you will teach. 

CONTACT US

For further information please contact Catherine Overson at (603) 862-0902 or via e-mail catherine.overson@unh.edu.