The second Teaching Excellence Workshop, was hosted by Kuwait University (KU), and occurred in March of 2017. Similar to the first workshop, this one exposed a new group of 72 KU faculty to the principles of teaching excellence at the college level, enabling them to better apply the science of learning in educating their students. It also helped the faculty design a student-centered course syllabus, implementing both formative and summative techniques for the assessment of student learning. Other workshop objectives included the utilization of instructional and evaluation technology to enrich learning and the management of teaching workload. The workshop also encouraged applying faculty research interests to teaching activities, and utilizing an iterative process for pedagogical improvement.
(Involved: Dr. Richard Freishtat (Center for Teaching and Learning), Dr. Meggan Levitt (Education Technology Services), Dr. Lynn Tran (Lawrence Hall of Science), Professor Nezar AlSayyad (Architecture and Planning), Professor Juan Pestana (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Professor Eileen Lacey (Integrative Biology), and Professor Terry Johnson (Bioengineering))