Friday, March 20
Having students work in collaborative groups is one of the most effective ways to increase engagement and student learning but for many faculty, it can be challenging to figure out the best way to structure and assess these groups. Should we set the teams or let students choose themselves? How do we ensure that all group members are contributing? What to do when a team implodes? How best to answer any one of these questions will depend on the individual course and instructor but in this Conversation, we will explore what has or hasn’t worked for others. Conversation leaders Jill Esbenshade (Sociology) and Dana Kuhn (Finance) will share some of the ways that they use groups and then the floor will be open for everyone to discuss and ask questions. Whether you use groups yourself or have been thinking about moving to more collaborative work, please come join the conversation!
CTL Conversations are open forums where participants can share ideas, ask questions, and get feedback on teaching issues. Each Conversation will begin with comments from a few invited guests but all attendees are encouraged to come with their own tips, questions and thoughts to share.
Event materials: Collected resources