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WKU Teaching Fundamentals

Summer 2024 Cohort (July 22-September 6)


The WKU Teaching Fundamentals is a seven-week asynchronous online course designed for faculty who are new to teaching or who need a refresher on some of the basics of teaching. During this course (offered in the Blackboard Ultra Course View), faculty will complete five modules over seven weeks and spend about three to five hours per module exploring best practices of teaching and learning in higher education. These modules include topics on course design, assessment strategies, student engagement, classroom management and trends and issues in teaching and learning such as generative AI and demonstrating teaching effectiveness. Modules will be successfully completed by reviewing module content and resources, discussion of different pedagogical approaches with peers, and submitting various course materials or reflections in preparation for the coming semester.  

Course Schedule

Following is a suggested timeline to complete the five modules, but please note that the gap weeks may be redistributed to best fit participants’ schedules. 

Week 1 (July 22 – 28): Course Design 

Week 2 (July 29 – August 4): Assessment Strategies 

Week 3 (August 5 – August 11): Student Engagement 

Week 4 (August 12 – August 18): gap week to prepare for the start of classes  

Week 5 (August 19 – August 25): gap week for the first week of class 

Week 6 (August 26 – September 1): Classroom Management 

Week 7 (September 2 – September 6): Trends and Issues in Teaching & Learning 


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