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Teaching Effectiveness Institute

Getting Credit for What You Do:
Designing an Evidence-Based Course

Friday, January 9, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Sky Room, Holmes Student Center

by Laurie Richlin, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Department of Medical Education
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine


markers and notebooks

Even professors who have taught successfully for decades need to find a way to demonstrate how well their teaching facilitates their students’ learning. This session will lead participants through documenting their teaching/learning decisions and results so that their colleagues and intelligent non-experts can understand what they are doing. During this workshop you will learn this design process which will allow you to utilize traditional activities or great creativity, as you decide what is appropriate. Evidenced-based course design organizes your work so that you can get credit for what you do. This is Scholarly Teaching.

Dr. Richlin is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Education at WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, and has been actively involved in professional education and leadership development for over three decades. She served as the director of the Office of Faculty Development at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Watts, Los Angeles, California, and previously was director of the Claremont Graduate University Preparing Future Faculty and Learning Communities Program. She continues to serve as executive director of both the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching and the Learning Communities Journal, and president of the International Alliance of Teacher Scholars. In addition to teaching, in several disciplines, Dr. Richlin wrote the best-selling book, Blueprint for Learning: Constructing Courses to Facilitate, Assess, and Document Learning.

Tentative Agenda

8:30 am
 Check-in and refreshments
8:55 am
 Welcome and introductions
9:00 am
 - Learning
 - Ongoing Cycle of Scholarly Teaching and the SoTL
10:00 am
 Refreshment break
10:15 am
 - Hopes, Goals, & Objectives
 - Assessment
 - Documenting
12:00 pm
 Conclusion and workshop evaluation


Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center

This workshop is only for NIU faculty, instructors, and SPS and Civil Service staff. Registered participants will receive workshop materials, refreshments, and a certificate of participation. Advance registration is required.

Registration Deadline: Friday, December 19, 2014.

Last Updated: 11/25/2014