First-Year Teaching Colloquium, Designing Courses for Today's Students

Date: Monday, March 17, 2014

Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Contact: Liv Newman ·

Location: Multimedia Room 2, Monroe Library

All meetings will begin at 9:00 a.m.

A light breakfast will be served at 8:45 a.m.

Designing Courses for Today’s Students


Readings: Kloss; Macdonald and Tewksbury

Available at:, “Programs and Events”


During this session Dr. Melanie McKay and Dr. Brad Petitfils will share information and insights into today’s students.  Participants will be asked to lead a discussion about the readings, share their own experiences with teaching first-year students, and highlight key aspects of their syllabus which meets the needs of today’s first-year student.