Workshop and Workload

Ever wish you could get some preliminary help grading? Tired of drafting your own slide decks and visuals? Do you daydream about endless question sets to diversify your Canvas quizzes? Trying to prioritize your research, but having trouble putting resources and timelines together? We have a workshop for you! Join us today, March 12th from 12-1:30 p.m. in Selvesters and on Zoom for an AI workshop about tools to help with your workflow. Visit the FDEV website for full details. This is an investment of time, but it will be worth it. You will get this time back in weeks, if not days, with improvements to workflow and the ability to offload certain tasks to AI tools.

If you are concerned about workload, but currently not interested in AI tools, I have another recommendation. Check out this interesting essay from Inside Higher Ed from a few weeks ago about “selfish” teaching and scholarship. I was struck by this one excerpt that resonates with my teaching: “we should resist the temptation to teach every chapter of the textbook and instead zoom in on those content areas that best allow us to communicate the processes we want students to understand.”

Zach Justus
Director of Faculty Development
Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences
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