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TAs and Faculty Gather to Improve Teaching

A celebration of learning was the theme of the Teaching Improvement Program, August 29, 1996. Faculty, teaching assistants, and staff participated in a variety of workshops that focused on student learning and best classroom practices. The workshops included titles such as constructing homepages for courses, ethics in the classroom, student and self-motivation, laboratory safety, using computers for teaching in classrooms and labs, student communication and interaction, theories of learning, and stress management.

Participants in the Teaching Improvement Program at a luncheon seminar on the terrace of Engineering Hall

Teaching Improvement Program participants take advantage of beautiful summer weather at a luncheon seminar on the terrace of Engineering Hall. (large image)

Of the 160 participants, 60 were new teaching assistants who attended the complimentaty orientation for new TAs, UAs, SAs, and faculty, August 28-29. More than 40 faculty, staff, and TAs shared their expertise with others.

If you have suggestions or are interested in designing the January 15-16 program, please contact the cochairs: Ian Glasgow (, Ketan Paranjape (, or Chris Carlson-Dakes (

The College of Engineering supports these teaching improvement efforts as it strives to meet its mission of excellence in education. Coordination is provided through Sandra Shaw Courter, Engineering Learning Center and Michael L. Corradini, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs.