The following workshops are designed for those who currently teach students and aim to cover topics that appeal to all faculty. Based on your feedback, we have selected topics that address the most common concerns, misconceptions, and challenges facing faculty.

Teaching English Language Learners

English Language Learners (ELL) are a large and growing population on Auburn’s campus. For this reason, we recognize the importance of teaching these students effectively, as well as the challenges that may exist in responding to these students’ writing. In this workshop, we will identify common myths and misconceptions about teaching ELL students while working to better understand different language structures. We will consider how to implement and adapt strategies that identify big picture patterns in learning, rather than by line editing. Participants can expect to leave with a better understanding of strategies aimed at teaching ELL students and an action plan for integrating these approaches into their own courses.

Giving Effective Feedback

Faculty often struggle to find appropriate responses to student writing. In this workshop, we will address the common concerns faculty have about giving effective feedback as well as the purposes of constructive comments. We’ll consider how to respond to student work effectively, and how to cater that feedback to different needs such as editing, revision, and content. Participants can expect to leave this workshop with an action plan for incorporating these strategies into their own classrooms.