Design team-based projects that students will value
Tomorrow’s CTLD workshop helps faculty develop high-impact collaborative assignments that prepare Roadrunners for the workforce.
November 13, 2018
“Teaching Teams to Excel: A Workshop for Faculty” is ideal for any educator who has ever heard a student say, “I hate team projects.”
Chances are, the educator just needs to adjust their approach.
Collaborative, teamwork-based assignments can help students learn to work and solve problems collectively. Listening to the insights of others — especially those with different backgrounds and life experiences — sharpens their understanding and primes them to enter the workforce.
Integrating collaboration and teamwork is also one of the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ high-impact educational practices, shown to raise the level of students’ learning and to help them achieve success in the classroom and beyond. It’s a practice that can affect students’ persistence to graduation, and “Teaching Teams to Excel: A Workshop for Faculty” can help educators better design and facilitate team-based assignments.
Teaching Teams to Excel: A Workshop for Faculty
Central Classroom Building 103
This Center for Teaching, Learning and Design workshop explains the key features of effective team-based assignments and the role of the instructor. The workshop is ideal for team-project veterans and novices alike and includes opportunities to discuss and workshop current assignments or ideas for future student projects.