Teaching Retreat: Assignment Alchemy

All faculty are invited to participate in a one-day Teaching Retreat Summer 2022, supported by CETL. The purpose of the CETL Teaching Retreat is to provide dedicate time and space for faculty to focus on a particular teaching document and/or practice. The focus of the 2022 Teaching Retreat is reworking an assignment of choice.

Participants encouraged to register by Monday, May 23, 2022

Teaching Retreat Purpose

At the Teaching Retreat, faculty will bring an assignment they choose to work on and revise and fine tune the assignment based on guided activities, peer feedback sessions, and dedicated time to think in a community of colleagues.

The objectives of the 2022 CETL Teaching Retreat, focused on assignment design, are for participants to

  • Receive constructive feedback on a drafted assignment (at any stage of the design process from new idea to tried and tested assignment) and provide targeted feedback to colleagues.

  • Ensure the assignment meets the participant’s intentions in regards to alignment with intended learning outcomes, appropriate course and professional context, and grading and feedback mechanism.

  • Apply elements of the Transparency Framework to an assignment to make the assignment’s purpose and relevance explicit to students.

Format and Agenda

  • 1-day face-to-face workshop on ECC’s campus, Tuesday, June 21, 2022 from 9:00am- 4:00pm

  • Held in E121 as well as various E building conference rooms

  • Facilitated by Tyler Roeger, CETL Director, with Teaching Retreat participants rotating as discussion leads for small group segments

  • Limit of up to 12 participants

Draft Summer 2022 Agenda

Support Provided

In addition to receiving constructive feedback on an assignment, participants will receive support in the way of

  • Coffee, tea, light breakfast, and snacks

  • Lunch

  • Laptops, available to borrow, and other materials such as notepads and pens

  • Resource Book

  • Quiet, communal space to work on campus

Faculty participants will receive 7 CETL workshop clock hours towards lane movement credit.

Registering to Participate

Register to participate in the CETL Teaching Retreat: Rework an Assignment, by clicking the link below and signing up on eTalent Learning by Monday, May 23.

CETL Teaching Retreat: Assignment Alchemy

Questions? Not sure if the Summer 2022 Teaching Retreat is the right opportunity for you? Contact Tyler Roeger, Director of CETL, at troeger@elgin.edu.