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Session Description

Facultyguidetoteamwork.umn.edu is a site created by the Center for Educational Innovation at the University of Minnesota to guide instructors throughout the process of creating, managing, and assessing team projects. This site is useful for those who are 1) thinking about incorporating a team project into a course they teach, 2) have used team projects in the past and have a question about next steps, or 3) are wondering how to address a challenge they or their students face. The site contains evidence-based recommendations and addresses questions such as, What are the characteristics of a successful team project? How can you introduce a team project to your students to get maximum buy-in? How can you support students during the project process? And how can you assess a team project? The site contains several example projects and multiple resources from UMN instructors who are successfully using team projects in their teaching.

Start Date

8-2-2017 2:15 PM

End Date

8-2-2017 2:45 PM

Brief Biography of Primary Presenter

Christina Petersen & Mary Jetter are Education Program Specialists at the Center for Educational Innovation at the University of Minnesota. Christina's research interests include determining good practice for supporting student teamwork & teaching in active learning classrooms. Mary teaches in the International TA program and consults with faculty on a variety of topics, including online learning.

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Aug 2nd, 2:15 PM Aug 2nd, 2:45 PM

A Website to Support Faculty with Teamwork Projects

Facultyguidetoteamwork.umn.edu is a site created by the Center for Educational Innovation at the University of Minnesota to guide instructors throughout the process of creating, managing, and assessing team projects. This site is useful for those who are 1) thinking about incorporating a team project into a course they teach, 2) have used team projects in the past and have a question about next steps, or 3) are wondering how to address a challenge they or their students face. The site contains evidence-based recommendations and addresses questions such as, What are the characteristics of a successful team project? How can you introduce a team project to your students to get maximum buy-in? How can you support students during the project process? And how can you assess a team project? The site contains several example projects and multiple resources from UMN instructors who are successfully using team projects in their teaching.