Pedagogy in a Pandemic Workshop Series


Join Teaching Matters in our new workshop series “Pedagogy in a Pandemic,” a lineup of virtual meetups and workshops, for the Fall 2020 semester.

Please register here. You can expect a Zoom link sent to your Rutgers email the day before the workshop.

Meetup – what’s on your mind?

Thursday, October 8, 2020, 12:30 – 1:30

Catch up with Teaching Matters! What trials and triumphs have you experienced this semester? What problems persist in your remote teaching endeavors? What advice do you have to share with your fellow instructors? We want to hear what’s on your mind.


Assignment Design (adapted for remote learning)

Thursday, October 15, 2020, 12:30 – 1:30

What principles of assignment design can be adapted to remote learning? Join us for our Assessment Design workshop, in which we will discuss the best practices of assignment design to be used during and after pandemic-induced remote learning. We’ll discuss the building, implementing, and receiving of an assignment and everything in-between!


Improving Discussion over Zoom

Thursday, October 22, 2020, 12:30 – 1:30

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If you’re like us, you’re struggling to get students to communicate over Zoom. The chat box just isn’t cutting it. Join us for a workshop on getting students to start talking– to instructors and one another. We’ll explore methods of facilitating discussion that can be implemented on Zoom as well as employing remote classroom etiquette.


Meetup – what’s on your mind?

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 12:30 – 1:30

Catch up with Teaching Matters! What trials and triumphs have you experienced this semester? What problems persist in your remote teaching endeavors? What advice do you have to share with your fellow instructors? We want to hear what’s on your mind.


Writing across the Curriculum: Effective Strategies for Low-Stakes and Informal Writing

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 12:30 – 1:30

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Join us for a conversation on low-stakes and informal writing. We’ll discuss what it means to write with “low-stakes,” why informal writing is important for student learning, and how to best integrate such writing into your unique course!


Grading during a Pandemic

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 12:30 – 1:30

As the time comes to start grading midterms, we invite you to talk with us about grading during a pandemic. How has teaching in the pandemic impacted the approaches you have taken (or are considering) to grading and assessment? How do you to maintain standards while being responsive to new learning environments? We’ll discuss these questions and more in this week’s workshop.


Writing across the Curriculum: Effective Strategies for Formal Writing (Critical/Analytical Papers)

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 12:30 – 1:30

So you talked with us about informal writing assignments, now you’re ready to reexamine your formal writing assignments. What strategies might you use to teach formal writing effectively? Join us for a conversation of formal writing assignments– how to teach formal writing, and how to assess formal writing.


Meetup – preparing for Spring

Thursday, December 3, 2020, 12:30 – 1:30

Catch up with Teaching Matters every other week during the Fall 2020 semester! What trials and triumphs have you experienced this semester? What do you need to prepare for Spring semester? We want to hear what’s on your mind.