Week 2 Summer Teaching Tips

We hope your summer session is off to a great start. These tips are geared toward the second week of class and include ideas for easy ways to break up lectures and engage students!

What are the most important things to do this second week of class?

  • Check in with your students about the class, syllabus, and class policies. For example, have students write what they are most excited to learn and what about the class makes them most anxious.
  • If students have not yet attended or participated in an online class, go into eServices and report a last day of attendance (LDA). This saves the college money and can free up seats if students are still trying to get in.
  • If students want to add your class or switch sections, late registration forms can be submitted through Monday.  Please see the note on the form about adding students over your cap.
  • If you have not already done so, post your office hours outside of your office door (and within D2L).  Remember we are required to have one hour of posted office hours for each three credits we teach.

What is the easiest way to break up a lecture and make my class more active?

How can I get relevant, confidential and timely feedback on my teaching? Request a 5&5 Assessment! For more information, or to place your request, please contact: ctl@minneapolis.edu by no later than Friday, July 10th. Due to reduced Summer CTL credits, availability is limited.

What are upcoming faculty-development opportunities?  Check the Events page of the CTL website. NOTE: Plan ahead! There are a few events coming up that require pre-registration, including: Diversity Palaver: “Understanding the Concept of White Disadvantage” and the MN eLearning Summit

CTL will also be running a Summer Teaching Circle on the topic: Syllabus (re)Design. More details about this opportunity forthcoming.

How can I learn more about using D2L in my classes?  Contact drl@minneapolis.edu

Where can I get help with teaching or other parts of my teaching role?  Email ctl@minneapolis.edu

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