Over the years, the field of engineering education research has been developing in exciting ways. At U-M, the importance of this growing field is being emphasized by offering a Certificate in Engineering Education Research and the hiring of engineering education research (EER) faculty members appointed in traditional engineering departments. Currently, there are four core EER faculty members in engineering (Shanna Daly, Mechanical Engineering; Cindy Finelli, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Aileen Huang-Saad, Biomedical Engineering; and Joi-Lynn Mondisa, Industrial and Operations Engineering) and a fifth core EER faculty member who has a courtesy appointment in engineering (Lisa Lattuca, Higher Education). Read more »
Research shows that when students worry about fulfilling a negative stereotype related to certain social identities, it can hurt their learning (a phenomenon known as stereotype threat). Research also shows that an instructor’s beliefs about their own and their students’ intelligence and ability impact the classroom environment. In this interactive session, participants will reflect on instructor and student social identities and learn about strategies for mitigating stereotype threat and encouraging a growth mindset for students in their classes.
In this session, participants will discuss ways to enhance communication with students to make teaching more effective and beneficial. Topics include: diverse learning preferences, issues of miscommunication, and maintaining professional interactions. Through case studies and by sharing personal experiences, participants will discuss strategies to manage communication.
Participants will discuss ways to enhance communication with students to make teaching more effective. Topics include: diverse learning preferences, miscommunication, and maintaining professional interactions. Participants will also discuss strategies to manage communication.
Participants will discuss ways to make office hours most beneficial to students and identify strategies for dealing with common challenges. Using role-play and case studies, participants will brainstorm how to teach effectively during office hours and handle puzzling situations they may encounter.
Promoting Excellence & Innovation in Teaching & Learning at U-M
CRLT is dedicated to the support and advancement of evidence-based learning and teaching practices and the professional development of all members of the campus teaching community. CRLT partners with faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and administrators to develop and sustain a University culture that values and rewards teaching, respects and supports individual differences among learners, and creates learning environments in which diverse students and instructors can excel.