Happy April, everyone. Here are some important dates and updates from CAST:
Scholarship Talks: Save the Dates!
No RSVPs needed. Come support your colleagues and enjoy delicious snacks and drinks.
CPE Summer Development Institutes: Save the Dates & RSVP!
Special thank you to Jamie Mullaney, Michael Curry, and Janine Bowen who will be helping with these this summer as I am on maternity leave.
May faculty development days reminder: May 29 & 30, plan to be there!
More information to come, including an agenda, soon. In addition, there will be more information about the Assessment day, May 31, forthcoming (this is not organized by CAST) but please save that date, too.
Notes from a recent meeting of CPE instructors (aka the Mini CPE Summit):
On March 26th, CAST hosted a meeting for past and upcoming CPE instructors to discuss feedback we’ve received from students and faculty and ways we can improve these courses through enhanced support and structure. We had about 20 faculty attend. The meeting notes are attached and I think would be of interest to all faculty. Based on this feedback we are slated to have meetings/workshops specifically for CPE faculty at the May and August faculty development days, we are making CPE summer institutes 5 days instead of 4 to expand on problem-based learning and teaching group work, and we are building out a CAST website which will supply much needed resources on teaching (group work resources in particular are being compiled by Janine Bowen, a draft outlining the types of resources she’ll provide is also attached). We will also work on implementing some additional supports throughout the semester for those teaching CPEs.