The Coulter Faculty Commons is offering three new sections of its Fall Planning Workshop (“Fall Blend”), intended to help faculty walk through design, delivery, and technology considerations for fall teaching. A workshop will be offered each week until the beginning of fall courses, following a Tuesday – Thursday format:

  • July 28 – 30
  • August 4 – 6
  • August 11 – 13

Faculty will begin each day in a Zoom session with other participating faculty, prior to joining their small cohorts in breakout style sessions. In the breakout groups, emphasis will be provided on helping faculty work through their own unique teaching challenges and situations. Daily goals will be set by the faculty member, with a check-in late in the day. An educational technology or educational developer from the CFC will facilitate each group, bringing unity to common themes and concerns. Faculty will spend independent time between the two Zoom sessions, developing a holistic plan or working on digitizing lessons. Two live technology sessions will be hosted by the Educational Technology team in the CFC late in the week.

Faculty may sign up through an Office365 registration form.

Note: the total time commitment requires 4-5 hours each day.

Faculty will receive the following information the week prior to their workshop start date:

  • A digital workbook on blended learning
  • “Save the Date” times for the daily live sessions
  • Dates for the live “technology and course design” sessions with CFC educational technology staff
  • Video content showing how to digitize and deliver instructional content in Panopto and Blackboard
  • Organizational/planning sheets to facilitate transfer of F2F teaching to digital teaching