Paula K. Lazrus, Institute for Core
Tuesday, October 9
12:15 to 1:40 p.m.
Library room 110 in the back of the University
Learning Commons, Queens Campus
SORRY, THE WORKSHOP IS FULL AND REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
If you have any questions please contact the CTL at CTL@stjohns.edu.
As faculty we work hard to help students master content and skills
that will help them succeed in their classes but also in the
working world they will join once leaving college. There are many
ways to achieve this goal. This workshop will explore some of the
ways we can implement and assess strategies that prepare our
students to meet the demands and challenges of classroom success,
but more importantly that will make them employ-able. The starting
point derives from the Cutting Edge view that "a course should do
more than provide students with a strong background of knowledge in
a field."* It should help them solve problems and thus entails
embedding opportunities for students to develop independent modes
of thought and practice in a measured and incre-mental pattern. We
will look at ways in which this has been successfully achieved for
geoscience professors and talk about how we might implement it in
our specific disci-plines/courses.
*On the Cutting Edge is a professional development program for
Geoscience faculty but the fundamental ideas are applicable to any