CIE to offer workshops on college teaching

January 10, 2012

Purdue instructors can enhance their teaching skills, exchange ideas with colleagues, and get practical hints on their craft from some of the campus's award-winning professors in seminars offered by the Center for Instructional Excellence.
On Tuesday mornings beginning Jan. 17, seminars will be offered on the basics of teaching at Purdue. Topics include how to:
* Engage students.
* Get students to come to class prepared.
* Write a course syllabus.
* Establish course policies that work.
* Give effective lectures.
* Write various kinds of tests.

Instructors can register for a single workshop or for the series (10 seminars) as a whole.
Beginning Thursday Jan. 19, a second series of seminars will be offered with the following topics: "Weapons of Mass Instruction: Ways to Perk up Your Students and Make Sure they Remember the Material!"; "Sharing Your Teaching Successes: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning"; "How Can We Get Our Students to Write?"; "Techniques for Giving a Great Seminar!"; and "Demystifying the New Core Curriculum."
Faculty, staff, and graduate students who are currently teaching -- or those who plan to teach in the future -- are welcome to attend.
For more information, the flier for Series I can be found at

The flier for Series II is at

To register for sessions, click on the titles in the flier or go to the series websites and click on the session title.

* Series I:
* Series II: