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Course (Re)Design, Summer 2024 Program Series

James B. Duke Library - Room 043

Join colleagues for a customizable Course (Re)Design seminar (CRD) to advance pedagogical innovation while developing or redesigning an upcoming course. Participants will focus on one of three areas of emphasis (or another focus of their choosing); cohorts will be guided in the backward design process with breakout discussion/design opportunities around these themes:   Real-World Projects: Participants […]

Fall Write Now! Accountability Groups


Do you have a writing project you are invested in this spring?   Would you like to connect with other Furman colleagues to achieve your goals? Research shows that scholars engaged in writing groups write more often and are more productive. The Faculty Development Center and the Furman Humanities Center will continue our popular peer-led structure of accountability to help […]

Developing a New FYW Seminar

Daniel Dining Hall - Trustees Dining Room

If you’ve been considering proposing a new FYW seminar, join members of the Writing Programs Advisory Group (WPAG) team focused on FYW course development as we explore the proposal process from initial thematic brainstorming to nitty-gritty Curriculog instructions. We will also share insights from student surveys and focus groups. Anyone interested in proposing a new […]

AI-Powered Assignments & Assessment: Enhancing Course Design with Artificial Intelligence

Daniel Dining Hall - Trustees Dining Room

Are you ready to breathe new life into your course assignments and activities? Are you interested in exploring innovative ways to measure student learning and progress? Participants in this workshop will use scripted prompts coupled with details about one or more course activity, assignment, or assessment strategy to harness the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) […]

Fall 2024 Reading Circle: Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less

We pile on “to-dos” but don’t consider “stop-doings.” We create incentives for good behavior, but don’t get rid of obstacles to it. We collect new-and-improved ideas, but don’t prune the outdated ones. Every day, across challenges big and small, we neglect a basic way to make things better: we don’t subtract. Leidy Klotz’s pioneering research […]

SOTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) Workshop

Duke Library - Room 042

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) provides many avenues for integrating your work as a teacher scholar.  SoTL research is iterative, structured, and systematic inquiry to student learning and experience in your courses for the purposes of learning improvement.  SoTL is conducted by faculty in any discipline and is informed by the broader literature […]

Playing with Writing Instruction Lunch & Learn

Daniel Dining Hall - Trustees Dining Room

Even though writing is hard work, teaching it doesn’t have to be! If you’re interested in some ways to infuse your writing instruction with play, join the Writing Programs for this Lunch & Learn focused on learning about and practicing playful writing instruction. Faculty who teach writing in their courses, even if they are not […]

FYW and WR Passing the Torch

Daniel Dining Hall - Trustees Dining Room

As we wind down from the fall semester and start looking forward to next academic year, Writing Programs invites you all to join together for lunch in the Trustees’ Dining Room and conversation about teaching FYW and WR. Those of you currently teaching FYW and WR can pass the torch to your colleagues teaching those […]