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Workshop on Flexible Classroom Space Use

The Provost’s office, in partnership with ITS, would like to pilot a workshop opportunity for faculty to learn more about developing interactive teaching approaches for flexible learning spaces on campus.

Several Swarthmore faculty have participated in discipline-specific workshops for student-centered curriculum development (e.g, the HHMI Summer Institutes.) Such workshops typically last for 2 or more days. A main objective of the workshops is to provide a significant amount of time for participants to create and/or modify teaching materials, with guidance from experienced faculty leading the workshop, and with feedback from other participants. The goal is for the new materials to be ready for use at the end of the workshop. Often teams of multiple participants from a department are encouraged to attend together so as to give each other expert disciplinary feedback on their work.

We are trying to gauge whether bringing this type of workshop on campus would be valuable to you, and if so, what workshop length and dates might be feasible. Please use the link below to fill out a questionnaire.

We would like to work with you in tailoring this workshop to suit availability and interest and we welcome suggestions.

Mike Jones, Ashley Turner, and Lynne Steuerle Schofield