Events

Special and Recurring Events

Engineering Learning: Foundations of Course Design

Are you designing a new course or redesigning an existing course? Join us to articulate your vision for the course, develop (or refine) your learning outcomes, plan your summative assessments, and begin to plan experiences to support student learning. These workshops prioritize hands-on application and provide opportunities to receive feedback from peers and Trefny colleagues. 

The fall Foundations of Course Design Intensive consists of meetings twice a week combined with individual, asynchronous work. To accommodate as many schedules as possible, we are offering two meeting times on Monday and two meeting times on Thursday. Choose the time that works best for you! 

Meeting Dates: Mondays and Thursdays from September 26 – November 7 (note: we will not meet on 10/17 due to fall break) 

Meeting times (we will meet on Monday AND Thursday): 

  • Monday at 11 am OR 2 pm (choose the time that works best for you) 
  • Thursday at 11 am OR 2 pm (choose the time that works best for you) 

Meeting location: Zoom

Pre work: Asynchronous pre-work will be assigned the week of Sept. 19. 

Final Deliverables Due: Sunday, November 13

 

Applications are due Sept. 1 at 5 pm MT. Space is limited so apply soon!

Professional Development funds available for qualifying participants.

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Would your program or department be interested in hosting a Trefny workshop, training, or other event? Sign up for one of our a la carte workshops, below, or contact us for custom requests.

Inclusive Classrooms

Explore strategies to create inclusive environments in any classroom. 

Demystify Rubrics

What is a rubric? How are they useful? How do I develop one? Learn the basics for designing and using rubrics in your course in this “tasty” workshop!

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Fall 2022

Journal Club: Sociotechnical Thinking

We are excited to continue Journal Club this semester! Join us to discuss research related to teaching and learning and to consider the implications for our classrooms.

This month, we will be talking about sociotechnical thinking. For more information and to access the article, click here.

Date: Thursday, September 22

Time: 9-10 am

Location: Green Center 200A

Learning Community: High Structure Courses

High structure courses are those that guide students through the learning process via pre-class content acquisition and graded assignments, in-class active learning, and after-class graded review assignments and have been shown to improve student learning and outcomes. In this three-part learning community, we will explore pre-class assignments, in-class activities, and after-class assignments and consider what this structure might look like in a variety of contexts. You do not have to register for all three parts of this series but it is encouraged.

Meeting 1: Pre-class assignments
In this first meeting, we will explore the design and benefits of using pre-class content acquisition and graded assignments. By the end of the session you will be able to explain the benefits of using pre-class assignments and identify resources to design your own.

  • Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
  • Time: 12 – 1 pm
  • Location: Green Center 200F

Facilitator: Dr. Justin Shaffer, Associate Teaching Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Recipient of the Jenni Faculty Fellowship

Engineering Learning: Foundations of Course Design – Fall

Are you designing a new course or redesigning an existing course? Join us to articulate your vision for the course, develop (or refine) your learning outcomes, plan your summative assessments, and begin to plan experiences to support student learning. These workshops prioritize hands-on application and provide opportunities to receive feedback from peers and Trefny colleagues. 

The fall Foundations of Course Design Intensive consists of meetings twice a week combined with individual, asynchronous work. To accommodate as many schedules as possible, we are offering two meeting times on Monday and two meeting times on Thursday. Choose the time that works best for you! 

Meeting Dates: Mondays and Thursdays from September 26 – November 7 (note: we will not meet on 10/17 due to fall break) 

Meeting times (we will meet on Monday AND Thursday): 

  • Monday at 11 am OR 2 pm (choose the time that works best for you) 
  • Thursday at 11 am OR 2 pm (choose the time that works best for you) 

Meeting location: Zoom

Pre work: Asynchronous pre-work will be assigned the week of Sept. 19. 

Final Deliverables Due: Sunday, November 13

 

Applications are due Sept. 1 at 5 pm MT. Space is limited so apply soon!

Professional Development funds available for qualifying participants.

Teaching on Tap

Catch up with colleagues and share ideas, experiences, and resources related to teaching. Beverages provided.

Date: Friday, October 7

Time: 3-4 pm

Location: Green Center 200A

Learning Community: High Structure Courses

High structure courses are those that guide students through the learning process via pre-class content acquisition and graded assignments, in-class active learning, and after-class graded review assignments and have been shown to improve student learning and outcomes. In this three-part learning community, we will explore pre-class assignments, in-class activities, and after-class assignments and consider what this structure might look like in a variety of contexts. You do not have to register for all three parts of this series but it is encouraged.

Meeting 2: In-class activities
In this second meeting, we will explore the design and benefits of using in-class activities and active learning. By the end of the session you will be able to explain the benefits of using in-class activities and active learning and identify resources to design your own.

  • Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022
  • Time: 12 – 1 pm
  • Location: Green Center 200F

Facilitator: Dr. Justin Shaffer, Associate Teaching Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Recipient of the Jenni Faculty Fellowship

Teaching on Tap

Catch up with colleagues and share ideas, experiences, and resources related to teaching. Beverages provided.

Date: Wednesday, November 2

Time: 3-4 pm

Location: TBD

Workshop: Best Practices for iClickers

In this workshop we will review best practices for using modern iClickers including how to incorporate them with group work during class. By the end of this workshop you will be able to describe best practices for using iClickers in class and begin to design questions using modern iClicker features for your own courses.

Date: Monday, November 14, 2022
Time: 12 – 1 pm
Location: Green Center 200C

Facilitator: Dr. Justin Shaffer, Associate Teaching Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Recipient of the Jenni Faculty Fellowship

Learning Community: High Structure Courses

High structure courses are those that guide students through the learning process via pre-class content acquisition and graded assignments, in-class active learning, and after-class graded review assignments and have been shown to improve student learning and outcomes. In this three-part learning community, we will explore pre-class assignments, in-class activities, and after-class assignments and consider what this structure might look like in a variety of contexts. You do not have to register for all three parts of this series but it is encouraged.

Meeting 3: After-class assignments
In this final meeting, we will explore the design and benefits of using after-class assignments. By the end of the session you will be able to explain the benefits of using after-class assignments and identify resources to design your own.

  • Date: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022
  • Time: 12 – 1 pm
  • Location: Green Center 200C (please note the different location)

Facilitator: Dr. Justin Shaffer, Associate Teaching Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Recipient of the Jenni Faculty Fellowship

Teaching on Tap

As we come to the end of the fall semester, join us to catch up with colleagues and share ideas, experiences, and resources related to teaching. Beverages provided.

Date: Thursday, December 1

Time: 3-4 pm

Location: TBD