For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning

Fall 2021

For information about TA Orientation, please visit the TA Orientation & Prep Course page.

Teaching & Learning Workshops

The Graduate College in partnership with the Teaching and Learning Center is offering a series of workshops on topics in teaching and learning this fall. While these workshops are geared toward graduate Teaching Assistants and Fellows (TAs/TFs) as part of the TA Orientation and Prep Course, they are open to the entire University community!

To register, please contact the Graduate College at graduatecollege@drexel.eduPlease register at least one business day in advance to guarantee a response.

Chris FinnanWorkshop 1: Why Aren't Undergrads as Interested in This Stuff as I Am? How to Motivate Students

Facilitator: Christopher Finnan, EdD, Clinical Professor, General Business, LeBow College of Business

You've devoted your life to your discipline and find it fascinating, but some of your students may be less than enthusiastic about it. In this session you will learn principles and strategies for inspiring motivation and instilling the will to work in your students.

Friday, October 8, 2021
12 - 1 p.m. EDT

Register Here

Johanna InmanWorkshop 2: Learning is Not a Spectator Sport: Get Students in the Game with Active Learning!

Facilitator: Johanna Inman, EdD, Director, Teaching and Learning Center

The research on how learning works has shown that students learn better and retain more when they are directly involved in their learning. In this workshop, TAs will be presented with the principles of active and collaborative learning, discover a few time-tested active learning techniques, and have the opportunity to brainstorm ways they can apply this research to their own teaching contexts.

Friday, October 22, 2021
12 - 1 p.m. EDT

Register Here

Valerie Klein - Drexel University Assistant Clinical Professor for MS in Mathematics Learning and Teaching and MS in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Advanced StudiesWorkshop 3: How to Grade Effectively without Losing Sleep (or Your Mind)

Facilitator: Valerie Klein, EdD, Associate Clinical Professor, School of Education, and Interim Associate Director, Teaching and Learning Center

One of the toughest parts of being a TA is the grading process. TAs need to balance fairness with adherence to learning objectives, while allowing time for their own work and other life obligations. This interactive session will include a discussion of various grading strategies, how to handle grading disputes, and techniques for time management or grading responsibilities.

Friday, November 12, 2021
12 -  1 p.m. EDT

Register Here

RCF Sessions

The following sessions are for graduate students serving as Remote Course Facilitators (RCFs) in the current term.

RCF Onboarding Session

For new and returning RCFs matched for fall

[Date TBA]
[Time TBA]
Virtual via Zoom

This session offers an onboarding session for new and returning RCFs as we prepare to begin the fall term. Join us to meet your peer RCFs, for reminders of key tools and technologies to help you succeed as an RCF, to get your questions answered, and to troubleshoot any technical or other issues you may have encountered as you begin working with your assigned instructor.

Register For This Session [Coming Soon]

This session will be recorded and distributed to those who were unable to attend.

RCF Week 1 Check-In

For RCFs serving this fall

[Date TBA]
[Time TBA]
Virtual via Zoom

This session offers a check-in session for new and returning RCFs as we begin the fall term. Join us to meet your peer RCFs, for reminders of key tools and technologies to help you succeed as an RCF, to get your questions answered, and to troubleshoot any technical or other issues you may have encountered as you begin working with your assigned instructor.

Register For This Session [Coming Soon]

This session will be recorded and distributed to those who were unable to attend.

RCF Midterm Check-In

For RCFs serving this fall

[Date TBA]
[Time TBA]
Virtual via Zoom

This session offers RCFs and opportunity to check in at midpoint in the term to share their experience and troubleshoot any questions or issues that may have come up.

Register For This Session [Coming Soon]

This session will be recorded and distributed to those who were unable to attend.

Remote Teaching & Learning Resources

Download Remote/Hybrid Teaching & Learning Resources Guide [PDF]