Center for Faculty Innovation

Finding what's hidden, making it open (Online Workshop)

Thu, 12 Aug 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Our classes are part of formal curricula, offering explicit content that, in combination with the other classes in our programs, provide students with the education they need to become professionals in a variety of disciplines and educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives. But there are also parts of our curricula that are not explicitly stated in syllabi and student handbooks, though they are not necessarily less important: for example, basic skills that we expect students to have or acquire, attitudes we want them to bring or develop, norms that we want them to follow, expectations that we have of them. In this workshop, we will try to identify the most important of these hidden parts of the curriculum and ask: How important are these for what we want students to learn and become? How can we make sure students learn them if they are important? If they are not important, do we need to engage in a "hidden curriculum reform"?

Facilitated by: Andreas Broscheid, CFI and College of Arts & Letters

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Determining the hidden things that students are expected to learn in their classes; and
  • Deciding what to do about their hidden curriculum.

Faculty participants will make progress toward this teaching outcome:

  • Designing and offering courses or curricula that align learning objectives, assessment, and learning activities.

 

Our programs are intended for JMU faculty or staff only. If you are a student or administrator and would like to attend, please sign up and leave a note at the end of the survey.

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please describe any considerations (e.g., disability, wellness, cultural, etc.) you want us to know about in the registration survey. You may also reach out to us personally at Tiffany Runion, runiontt@jmu.edu or (540)568-4846.

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