Faculty Development Workshops

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Faculty Development offers workshops throughout the calendar year focused on course design, teaching practices, and digital accessibility. An up-to-date schedule is available via the LAI Events calendar; sort for Instructor Practices for Effective Teaching, Inclusive Teaching, and Digital Accessibility 

Registration is requested for all workshops; access by clicking the event date, or use this link

Topics we focus on include:

  • Course design: the welcoming syllabus; assignment and assessment ideas
  • Course delivery: active learning and student engagement techniques for facilitating face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses; leading effective discussions; and providing effective feedback
  • Grading: grading models (specifications grading, ungrading, etc.), giving effective feedback
  • Inclusive teaching and building community 
  • Digital accessibility: making images, Word documents, PDFs, Blackboard, and other course materials usable and accessible to all

Fall 2022 Workshops

Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies

Our Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies workshops demonstrate techniques you can use with students and leave space to address your questions. They are designed to address the most common questions we receive from instructors. Registration requested.

Inclusive Teaching

Our Inclusive Teaching workshops focus on making course environments welcoming and learning-centered for every student. Registration requested.

Special Workshops

Our special workshops are lengthier and more hands-on or highlight collaborations with other GWU school and programs. Registration requested.

  • Transform Your Assignments: A Hands-On Session (2 hours) (Wednesday 10/12)

Digital Accessibility

Our digital accessibility workshops introduce concepts like accessibility and usability and offer practical strategies for making GW more accessible. All sessions will be delivered in a hybrid format, and you may attend in-person at Gelman Library or online via Zoom.  Registration requested.

Invited Workshop Collaborations

Interested in a topic that's not listed here? Let us know! We can often collaborate with you to develop a workshop or facilitate an informal Teaching Cafe. Please contact us at datias@gwu.edu to discuss.