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Faculty Development

SWIRL Projects

The SWIRL team hosts faculty development workshops while also pursuing an active research agenda. Key projects include

  • Facilitating a cross-disciplinary community of practice that applied the WRITE Assignment Tool to guide revisions to an existing assignment (2018-19)
  • Developing the SWIRL WRITE assignment design tool, which is specifically aimed at developing student success in writing, information, and research literacy. (2018-19)
  • Leading a year-long faculty learning community with 12 faculty from STEM, humanities, social sciences, and business who retooled their assignments, explored new ways to scaffold student learning, and developed more effective rubrics or other grading tools. (2017-18)
  • Offering several lunchtime CAFEs and workshops on responding to student writing, transparent assignment design, designing peer review activities and applying new methods to teaching information literacy. (2016-19)
  • Holding small group and one-on-one consulting sessions with faculty. (2016-19)
  • Presenting SWIRL’s approach at international and national conferences. (2017-19)