The Skills Agenda
This is an opportunity to create value beyond an individual student’s learning.
By visualizing the end goal of a project or assignment from the get-go, students can clearly identify which steps are truly necessary.
As we start a new fall semester, instructors should keep in mind that today’s students come from a vast array of backgrounds and still have pandemic-related stress.
Western University’s Own Your Future program reflects a partnership between units across the institution.
Why a small investment of time now can make future course planning much easier.
The economy needs more human skills. There is opportunity for both universities and employers to take steps to address this.
Consider UBC dept. of political science’s rich transcripts project.
Considering York University’s Envision YU initiative model.
Universities must plan how and when to use AI for training.
There is reason to believe that shorter, competency-based programs will play an important role in the university landscape in the coming years.
Use the first class of the term to show students how to use the syllabus and create a plan to direct them back to the syllabus over the semester.
In the final stages of syllabus design, don’t forget to include your course policies.
Creating a workable course schedule for you and your students.
How to design assignments that meet your learning outcomes needs while paying attention to student workloads as well as your own.
How to select course learning materials, including reading lists, that meet your learning outcomes needs while paying attention to student workloads and diversity.
Day 1 walks you through creating the template and establishing your learning outcomes.
Three easy steps to selecting your course learning outcomes and integrating skills training.
Give your students clear learning objectives and concrete opportunities to apply what they are learning.
Start with skills that come naturally to you, rather than trying to integrate ones that you are struggling to master yourself.
As instructors we need to draw clear lines between what we teach and students’ future careers.