Redefining the College Lecture

October 24, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Open to: All instructors and academic staff


The learning in our courses requires more than simple remembering and understanding. Often, what we are trying to cultivate in our students are higher-order thinking skills like analysis, synthesis, and application, but how do we do this when we still feel time-constrained to cover a certain amount of content in a course?

Come join a discussion about re-envisioning class time without re-inventing the wheel. Hear from distinguished faculty in different disciplines who have moved from a purely content delivery approach to one that is more dynamic and interactive, as we explore ways to balance and expand lecture with other forms of pedagogy that promote student meaning making, discussion, and interpretation in order to generate the desired level of thinking and engagement with course concepts.


  • Terry Johnson (Bioengineering)
  • Greg Niemeyer (Art Practice)
  • Michelle Douskey (Chemistry)
  • Lynn Tran, moderator (Lawrence Hall of Science, co-director of the Transforming STEM Faculty Learning Program)

This is a forum for discussion, so come with questions and your own ideas. Snacks and refreshments will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring their lunch.

Registration is not required, but we appreciate RSVPs so we know how many people to expect.


Registration is unavailable. Registration closed on October 23, 2017 - 5:00pm.


Center for Teaching and Learning
The Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching

Event Series: Teaching Dialogues

Teaching Dialogues is a regular series of campus-wide discussions on pressing topics related to teaching and learning, hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching.

All faculty, graduate students, and academic staff are welcome and encouraged to participate.

See recaps and recordings of past dialogues and other AIS programs.