Summer 2018 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 2018 college teaching GRAD courses are online. Scheduled course offerings for the 2018 program are as follows:

GRAD 950 Issues in College Teaching.
2 cr.
Dates: 05/21/2018 - 06/22/2018.
Location: Online
Instructor: Catherine Overson.

Issues faced within the classroom including course goal-setting, evaluation methods, classroom climate, individual differences, instructional approaches, teaching and learning resources. Cr/F.

GRAD 951 Teaching With Writing.
2 cr.
Dates: 06/25/2018 - 07/27/2018. 
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: 05/21/2018 - 06/22/2018.  
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 cr.
Dates: 06/25/2018 - 07/27/2018.
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 cr.
Dates: 06/25/2018 - 07/27/2018
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 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. 

CONTACT US

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