This highly successful 8-week course combines the best elements of a collaborative learning environment with those of a seminar on pedagogy. Discussion of the current literature on teaching and learning, as well as facilitation by instructors from the Schreyer Institute's experienced faculty, help prepare participants to design and implement both practical and reflective instructional activities. The impact of the course is evident in the number of participants who intend to implement new teaching practices as a result of taking the course.
For the required Course Assignments, participants do the following:
Detailed instructor feedback is provided for each Course Assignment, including information about any areas in need of revision.
Upon successfully completing the course, participants should be able to:
The Course in College Teaching is a free, non-credit course and is open to anyone who teaches at Penn State, from TAs to senior faculty.
The Spring 2015 Course in College Teaching at University Park will be held
Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30, in 315 Rider Building, beginning February 11 and running through April 8. The class will not meet the week of Spring Break.
It includes five two-hour meetings scheduled on February 11, 25, March 18, 25, and April 8 (a total of 10 hours face-to-face) at Penn State University Park and three online sessions. Participants must attend at least four face-to-face meetings and participate in all online activities to earn the CCT certificate.
How Learning Works (2010) by Susan Ambrose, Michael Bridges, Michele DiPietro, Marsha Lovett, and Marie Norman. Jossey Bass, San Francisco. Copies available at the Penn State Bookstore in the HUB-Robeson Center. Online copies can also be accessed through Penn State Libraries.
Completion of the Course in College Teaching satisfies one requirement of the Graduate School Teaching Certificate.