Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Dr. Lepage and 5 other UAA faculty to attend team-based learning collaborative conference

Dr. Cory R. Lepage, Justice faculty, received a UAA travel award to attend the Team-based Learning (TBL) Collaborative Conference in San Diego on February 28 - March 1. The mini-grant was funded by WWAMI. the College of Health, and the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE).

Six UAA faculty members received travel awards to attend the conference:  Dr. Lepage from the College of Health, 2 faculty from WWAMI, 1 from CAS, 1 from School of Engineering, and 1 faculty member from the Community and Technical College (CTC).

After the conference, in addition to implementing at least one TBL module into a course,  Dr. Lepage will join the other UAA TBL conference attendees in facilitating 3 TBL sessions for faculty during the spring 2013 semester.

In the Team-Based Learning approach, at the beginning of a course, each student is designated a member of a team. The teams are then given assignments that focus on fostering student interaction as students solve problems using course content. Management of the teams, team accountability, instructor feedback, and assignment design are all integral parts of TBL.

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) is a group of educators dedicated to supporting faculty from a variety of disciplines that have implemented, or wish to implement, Team-Based Learning.