Summer 2020 College Teaching 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. All summer 2020 college teaching GRAD courses are online. Registration is now open. Scheduled course offerings for the 2020 program are as follows:

GRAD 950 Issues in College Teaching
2 credits
Dates: 05/18/2020 - 06/19/2020
Location: Online
Instructor: Catherine Overson

We will explore Issues faced within the college classroom including course goal-setting, evaluation methods, classroom climate, individual differences, instructional approaches, and teaching and learning resources. Participants in this course will have the opportunity to develop and/or refine their philosophy of teaching and diversity/equity/inclusion statements. The course acknowledges that each of us has had significant experience with college teaching-- as student, as instructor, or both. Building upon our collective experience, our course materials provide a powerful lens through which we can examine the best practices associated with effective teaching and learning, with improving our own teaching, and with managing the college classroom environment

Cr/F.

GRAD 951 Teaching With Writing
2 credits
Dates: 06/22/2020 - 07/24/2020
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 credits
Dates: 05/18/2020 - 06/19/2020
Online
Instructor: Victor 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 credits
Dates: 06/22/2020 - 07/24/2020
Online
Instructor: Catherine 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: Course Design: Best Practices for Course Development and Implementation
2 credits
Dates: 06/22/2020 - 07/24/2020
Online
Instructor: Victor Benassi

Preparation for teaching a course in any college/university field or discipline. Examination of issues and models involving course design from developing course learning outcomes to creating instructional approaches to addressing those outcomes; Students will learn to develop authentic assessments to assess whether learning outcomes have been achieved. Topics in this course include: overall course structure; issues of accessibility and course design; writing course objectives and learning outcomes; creating course assignments and exam questions; grading course assignments and exams; developing a course grading scheme; reading about and discussing approaches that foster student engagement and learning. The course you design can be a face-to-face, online/remote, or hybrid offering. Completion of the course may be a good option for teachers who wish to develop, in a deliberate way, some or all of a course that could be offered in an online/remote mode.

CONTACT US

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