From Syllabus to Assessment: Strategies for the New Semester
Best-selling author and acclaimed educator José Antonio Bowen shares easy-to-implement ideas to help you create a welcoming, inclusive and engaging start to the new semester.
You’ve seen both good and bad teaching. The question is, how can we avoid the common pitfalls in order to design courses that better engage students? And how can we make the start of the semester more welcoming and inclusive for all?
From tips on creating a great first impression, to reinvigorating your syllabi, activities and assessments, José Antonio Bowen, author of Teaching Change, is here to set you (and your students) up for success. Get your notebook ready as we explore simple strategies that will improve your teaching, increase equity and save you time!
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- The power of ‘framing’ in creating welcoming, inclusive student communications
- How to create a syllabus that drives accountability and excites students about the journey ahead
- Tips on designing more engaging and impactful assignments and activities
- Day one must-haves to set the tone for a successful semester
Bowen’s latest book advocates for the new 3Rs—relationships, resilience and reflection—to better prepare students for success in higher education and beyond.
About the Speaker
José Antonio Bowen has spent more than 35 years leading change and innovation at Stanford, Georgetown and the University of Southampton. The educator, and best-selling author of Teaching Change and Teaching Naked, consults with both higher education and Fortune 500 companies on innovation, leadership, pedagogy and diversity and inclusion. A pioneer in classroom design and technology, Bowen’s work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, PBS, NPR and more.