Engaging Students in Large Classes

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Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Location: ND room, 202 LaFortune Student Center
Instructor(s): Jim Schmiedler, Fellow of the Kaneb Center

Description: Across four recent offerings, the enrollment in Jim Schmiedeler’s required senior-level course doubled from 74 to 149 undergraduates, moving it out of a classroom of round tables well-suited to group discussions, into a room with only 4 empty seats, and ultimately to a large tiered lecture hall with 100 empty seats. That combined change in enrollment and classroom space meant that Jim had to completely rethink how to engage his students. This workshop is about the successes and failures of what Jim tried in order to achieve that engagement, emphasizing the collaborations with people across campus who created the most reliable successes. The workshop also seeks an exchange of ideas among attendees on successes, failures, and new ideas of their own for this ongoing challenge.
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