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CULTIVATING PROFESSIONALISM WITHIN AND BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Tuesday, October 8th, 11:45 am – 1:00 pm - Allison Dining Room
Presenter: Frances Frei (Harvard Business School)
In this session, Frances Frei will share various strategies for fostering professionalism, and offer HBS as a “case study” that – while it differs in context and culture from HKS – can provide some helpful reference points for us at HKS. As a follow-up, the Faculty Steering Committee will discuss these issues (and their implications for HKS) more extensively in their meeting that afternoon.
CLICKERS IN THE CLASSROOM – A “GETTING STARTED” WORKSHOP
Monday, Oct. 21st - 11:45 am – 1:00 pm – Faculty Dining Room
Facilitators: Allison Pingree (SLATE), Mary Ann Krebs (IT)
This workshop is open to any HKS faculty interested in getting started using classroom response systems (“clickers”) in their teaching. Co-sponsored by SLATE and Media Services, the session will walk participants through the basics of clicker use, enabling them to develop and practice with a set of questions for their own courses. As a workshop, the session will be hands-on and outcome-focused. Thus, participants should bring their own laptop, as well as materials from a course in which they’d like to use clickers. Faculty may bring with them their Faculty or Course Assistants.
EQUIPPING STUDENTS TO WORK EFFECTIVELY IN TEAMS
Monday, Nov. 4th - 11:45 am – 1:00 pm - Faculty Dining Room
Discussants: Linda Bilmes, Dana Born, Steven Strauss
HKS faculty are increasingly assigning team-based projects in courses. In this session, we’ll explore a range of issues related to positioning students to work effectively in teams, such as: Is it best to let students form their own teams, or for the instructor to do so? How to help teams start of well in setting expectations and making work plans? Can free-riding be prevented? What are the most equitable ways to grade team assignments?
MAKING CLASSROOM MINUTES COUNT: EXPERIMENTS IN “FLIPPING” THE CLASS
Monday, December 2nd, 11:45 am – 1:00 pm - Faculty Dining Room
Discussants: Suzanne Cooper, Dan Levy
In this session, faculty involved in recent experiments with “flipped classrooms” will describe their pilot projects. What kinds of learning happen best during (vs. outside of) face-to-face class sessions? What steps and support are involved in creating on-line modules for students to use before class? What differences, if any, can such changes make in what and how students learn?