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Interacting with Students in the Classroom and Beyond IV:Teaching students of differing preparation and ability

  • Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014
  • Time: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Location: Preus Library, Hovde Lounge

How do we deal with the wide range of students in our classes? Can we challenge the most prepared students without losing others? How do we handle courses that serve as both introductions to a major and as general education for others?


Each Thursday throughout June and July we will hold two discussions – one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The morning sessions will be built around the thread – “Making a College Work.” In these sessions we will discuss various aspects of the governance of Luther College, with a focus on what we do and what we might do to help us thrive as an institution moving forward. The afternoon sessions – “Interacting with Students in the Classroom and Beyond” – are devoted to teaching and learning. These sessions require no preparation and are intended as a chance for us to discuss ideas important to our work together. More intensive discussions or workshops may grow out of individual sessions as interest warrants.

A new topic will be covered each week for each of the two themes. Faculty will receive a $25 stipend for any two sessions attended throughout June and July.

Questions? Contact Jeffrey Wilkerson, 563-387-1226,5633872110