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Welcome to the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Location
O'Kelly Library, Room 202
Telephone: (336) 750-8723
Fax: (336) 750-8690

Mailing Address
Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Winston-Salem State University
601 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
O'Kelly Library, Room 202
Winston-Salem, NC 27110


The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning is committed to
promoting a university culture that values and rewards effective teaching,
respects individual differences, and supports the creation of learning
environments for faculty and students.

What's New at CETL?

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Syllabus Talk

The Course Syllabus as Pedagogy:

An Obligation, Expectation, or Opportunity?

 Monday, August 10, 2015

2:00 pm ─ 3:30 pm - (Room 206) O'Kelly Library

Dr. Nancy Polk, Facilitator

A syllabus is one of the most significant documents of any course: it sets the tone and expectations for the entire semester, and expresses the instructor’s core pedagogical values and approaches to teaching and learning. Despite the best of intentions on the part of instructors when they prepare theirs, students report hearing from their syllabus what was not intended. What will students hear when they receive your syllabus?

In this 1½ hour workshop, we will explore “syllabus talk” and learn ways to capitalize on it in order to influence student interest and investment in your course.  We will also review a newly-developed, research-based syllabus rubric that assesses the degree to which a syllabus achieves a learning-focused orientation. Participants should bring a copy of a current syllabus to this workshop.

Workshop for WSSU staff only.

 

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How to Get Your Students to Come to Class Prepared

 Monday, August 11, 2015 

 2:00 pm ─ 3:30 pm - (Room 206) O'Kelly Library

Dr. Nancy Polk, Facilitator

Getting students to come to class prepared can be a challenge, but it is important: Class time would become much more of a dynamic, interactive learning environment where you would guide students to deeper thinking and higher levels of application. 

Prepared students are not a fantasy.  They will come to class prepared, but it requires a different course design. Consider a course that uses pre-class assignments to inform and stimulate class discussion and a grading system that makes being prepared for class non-negotiable. This 1½ hour workshop will introduce practical and productive strategies for encouraging student preparation for class—many of which have been identified through student compliance research.

Workshop for WSSU staff only.

 


 

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601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000



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