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Strategies for Teaching Large Undergraduate Classes

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
10:05 AM - 11:20 AM

Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511


Courses with a large number of students are intended to be an efficient (and cost effective) means of delivering material. Typically delivered in a lecture format, these large courses share many features with courses of lower enrollment. However, the larger class size often seems impersonal and students may not connect with the material or the instructor. We will discuss methods by which you can enhance your delivery of material and also increase the likelihood your students will meet you half-way resulting in a better experience for everyone.

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Ray W. Thompson
Undergraduate Director, Clinical Assistant Professor
Exercise Science
Arnold School of Public Health

Raymond (Ray) W. Thompson is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Undergraduate Director in the Department of Exercise Science.  He has taught large-enrollment courses for over 10 years and currently employs evidence-based instructional practices (formative assessments, peer to peer feedback, one-minute paper) in his Anatomy and Physiology I and II courses to supplement traditional lectures.  Trained initially as an exercise physiologist and later trained in cell biology, Ray draws from a broad back ground which helps convey concepts in the classroom. His research interests involve helping undergraduate and graduate students explore risks and prevalence of orthopedic injuries in non-contact athletic scenarios and determining methods to prevent future injury.



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