4, 2003, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Commonwealth Room, Newcomb Hall
James Childress, Hollingsworth Professor of Ethics and Director
of the Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life
Irene Oh, PhD candidate, Department of Religious Studies
Michael Smith, Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of Political and Social
Thought and Associate Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs
Adelaide Wilcox King, Assistant Professor of Commerce, McIntire
School of Commerce
Barbara Wixom, Assistant Professor of Commerce, McIntire School
Panel discussion organizer: Cristina Della Coletta, Horace W. Goldsmith
/ NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor and Associate Professor, Department
of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
recognize the value of collaborative teaching: by sharing different yet
complementary expertise and by building upon one another's intellectual
strengths, teachers engage in dialogues that creatively and critically
intersect to produce new and deeper knowledge. However, many of us also
understand that planning and carrying out a team-taught course can bechallenging.
- What are
the most successful ways to combine multiple interests and methods in
order to achieve new understandings that could not be derived from working
- How can
faculty members rely upon each other to enhance and diversify their
- How can
they efficiently plan, coordinate, and assess their collaborative instruction?
- What can
each team member contribute to the communal teaching process?
- How can
heterogeneous approaches to a subject be unified in order to produce
new ways of thinking about this subject?
share ideas and generate answers to these questions by presenting different
teamteaching models based on their own experiences with collaborative
teaching. Participants are invited to share ideas and raise other questions.
and Michael Smith team-teach "Twenty-First Century Choices: War,
Justice, Human Rights," a cross-listed course in History, Politics,
and Religious Studies, funded by the College of Arts & Sciences "Topical
Common Courses" program.
Michael Smith and Irene Oh team-teach a Political and Social Thought third-year
Adelaide Wilcox King and Barbara Wixom team-teach "Strategy and Systems,"
a McIntire School of Commerce core course.
Sponsored by the Teaching Resource Center and the National Endowment
for the Humanities Distinguished Teaching Professorships.