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Colloquium - Main, Barnes and Hertzberg

Teaching Excellence in a Lab Setting
Department of Computer Science
Frank Barnes
Department of Electrical Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering

In keeping with the Computer Science Department's commitment to teaching excellence on the part of both graduate instructors and faculty, this week's colloquium will be a panel discussion by outstanding engineering faculty. This presentation, which targets TAs, graduate students, and faculty of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, is a part of the College's Excellence in Teaching Series.

The specific topic of this panel is lab courses. Although a great instructor will do well in almost any teaching environment, the lab setting provides its own unique teaching challenges. For example, the instruction is mostly hands-on, the working environment is close, there are safety considerations, and there are challenges to interpersonal communication skills, grading, and time management. The panel will address these issues, defining what makes a great teacher in the lab environment and suggesting some tools and techniques for achieving excellence in laboratory teaching.

Refreshments will be served immediately before the talk at 3:30pm.

Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0430 USA
May 5, 2012 (14:13)