Teaching Cafes

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Looking for ideas and help to make your virtual class better, but running short on time and energy? Through November and December, the Instructional Core is joining with faculty members to pilot informal, hour-long conversations around key teaching issues.

Conversation will center on your questions and concerns for ending fall courses on a high note, troubleshooting questions that arose during fall teaching, and re-energizing for spring classes.

Access the Sessions

All sessions will be at this address.


The following topics will serve as springboards for conversation. In lieu of registration, we ask that you submit your questions or concerns by clicking on the session title below and contributing to a Google Doc of ideas to address:  

Conducting lab sessions - Friday, December 11 (12-1p)

  • Faculty guests: Bethany Cobb Kung (Physics, Honors), LaKeisha McClary (Chemistry), and Erik Rodriguez (Chemistry)

Re-grouping for spring semester (2 sessions) - Tuesday, December 15 (10-11a), Thursday, December 17 (2-3p)

  • Faculty guests: Michelle Allendoerfer (Political Science)

All sessions will be at this address.

Past sessions

The election is over; now what? - Thursday, November 5 (10-11a) 

Working with Teaching Assistants - Tuesday, November 10 (2-3p)

Assessment and grading - Friday, November 20 (2-3p)

Student engagement online - Tuesday, December 1 (10-11a)