SAGES offers a series of 60-minute sessions addressing specific areas of the SAGES philosophy of instruction, with a focus on identifying best practices and practical teaching tips.

The sessions are open to all faculty teaching in SAGES.  No reservation is required.  All sessions are Tuesdays 12.00-1.00 in Crawford 111.

A light lunch (pizza or sandwiches) will be served.

List of Topics for FALL 2018



Aug 28     Meeting Students Where They Are–and Getting Them Where You Want Them to Go

Sept 4     Generating Better Discussions I: Asking the Right Questions

Sept 11    Generating Better Discussions II: Participation and Insight

Sept 18    The Art of the Prompt: Effective Writing Assignments

Sept 25    The Pedagogy of the Field Trip: Experiential Learning in a Seminar Setting

Oct 2      Shaping Effective Multimedia Projects

Oct 9      TBA

Oct 16     Student Self-Assessment and Reflection (with Martha Schaffer)

Oct 23     Fall Break

Oct 30     Critical Thinking and Reading Strategies

Nov 6      Incorporating Counterargument in Discussion and Critical Writing

Nov 13      Paper Grading Time Management

Nov 20      Teaching Revision

Nov 27      Preparing to teach a Writing-Intensive Course (with Kim Emmons)

Dec 4      Course (Re)Design