The Institute supports faculty and students by working in an embedded capacity in particular courses. The range of courses we support is wide; while many are designated Communication Intensive Courses (CICs), others are curricular keystones or simply courses with substantive writing or speaking assignments.
We’re always open to expanding our portfolio of supported courses. Because our support is deeply tied to the context of your course, the form it takes is always tailored to meet your needs. Most commonly, though, our Fellows provide some combination of the following:
- Help developing or refining communication-intensive assignments
- Support in scaffolding toward larger assignments with smaller steps students can better manage
- Strategies for integrating low-stakes, often ungraded opportunities for in-class communication (without sacrificing content-based learning time)
- Drafting of rubrics to respond to student work efficiently and productively
- In-class workshops to teach a particular communication skill or help students get started on a specific assignment
- Meetings with students to provide them supplemental instruction or practice on a specific assignment
- Consultation on submitted student work to help you identify what’s working, where there’s room for improvement, and what to do about it
If any of the above looks useful to you for your class, or if as a course coordinator you’d like to learn more about how we can enhance multiple sections, please be in touch!