Food for Thought

Join us for lunch discussions on different aspects of Teaching, Learning and Assessment. The discussions are offered on two different days to accommodate your teaching schedule. They provide a forum for networking and exchanging ideas with colleagues across campus; there are no structured presentations or "experts."

Bring your lunch, your teaching stories, your ideas, successes, and challenges. We provide the venue and refreshments. Come any time between 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., stay as long as you wish. Kindly RSVP in advance. We look forward to your joining the discussions!

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Wednesday, 11-12 - Room 205, Falvey OR Thursday, 11-13 - Room 204, Falvey
Due to Faculty Interest Continued Focus on Student Participation: A Fair System for All?

Provocative article
No place for introverts in the academy?
Higher Education Times, September 25, 2014
Participation Rubric Repository, Villanova Faculty
Teaching Professor: Teaching All Our Students

Some might argue that since about one third of the general population are naturally shy, faculty should not require verbal participation. What alternatives to verbal participation might we utilize? How do we encourage students to participate if they are shy, and what’s in it for them?

Join us to share strategies for student participation and to get tips from others. Bring materials that you have found effective in encouraging, providing feedback on, and assessing students’ levels of participation.

January 26 or 27; February 18 or 19; March 24 or 25; April 13 or 14


We invite your suggestions for topics: gabriele.bauer@villanova.edu

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