Teaching Large Classes:

The Large Classes Teaching Guide was first sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. As part of the campus initiative in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), the CQI project focused on a persistent problem area for academic programs in many disciplines--the challenge of providing high quality educational experiences to undergraduates in large lecture classes. This guide was one of the recommendations of the CQI team in order to provide a resource to help teachers improve their work in the challenging environment of the large lecture course.

Large Classes: A Teaching Guide

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Approaching the Teaching of Large Classes
3. Establishing Ground Rules
4. Personalizing the Large Class
5. Lecturing
6. Discussions
7. Collaborative/Cooperative Learning
8. Writing in Lectures
9. Giving Students Feedback
10. Improving Teaching through Student Feedback
11. Involving TAs

A. Seven Principles of Good Teaching
B. One-Minute Paper
C. Mid-Point Student Feedback Form

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