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Workshops and Training

USP 2015 Implementation Workshops

The Office of Academic Affairs is sponsoring a series of USP 2015 Workshops offered in the spring, summer, and early fall of 2014. Descriptions of each workshop are provided to give you an idea of what you can learn about the new University Studies Program.

To register for any of the workshops, click here.

Have questions? Contact Angela Garfield, Office of the Academic Affairs at or 766-2897.

USP 2015: Getting Your Course Approved

Are you interested in getting a new or existing course approved for USP 2015? Then this workshop is for you! The presenters will walk you through the course approval process and leave you with the tools needed to have a Course Approval Form ready for submission.

Presenters: Erika Prager, Penne Ainsworth, & Karen Williams

  • None currently scheduled

USP 2015 Student Learning Outcomes: Aligning Your Proposed Course with the Outcomes

Are you going to teach a USP 2015 course? Do you know how to align your syllabus, course activities, and course assignments with the required USP 2015 Student Learning Outcomes? Do you need assistance completing the USP 2015 Learning Outcomes Form? If so, then this workshop is for you!

Presenters: Patricia Colberg & Karen Williams

  • None currently scheduled

COM2/COM3: Understanding Outcomes and Developing Content for Your Course

If you will be developing a COM course for delivery in Spring 2015 or later, this informal session will help you understand the student learning outcomes and generate strategies for instruction and assignments that align those ideas with the outcomes. Instructors of approved COM courses are also welcome to attend, if they'd like to learn more about the outcomes and strategies for assessment.

Presenters: Rick Fisher

  • Wednesday, February 11th, 1-3 pm, location TBA
  • Tuesday, February 17, 10-10am, location TBA

Faculty Conversations: Developing HC, PN, Q and V courses

Have questions about student learning outcomes, assessing them, and how to convert courses for HC, PN, Q, or V designations?  Bring your syllabi and questions and get one-on-one help.

Presenters: Karen Williams

  • None currently scheduled

USP PN, H V and Q Drop in Sessions

  • None currently scheduled

First-Year Seminar: Developing Your New Course

This workshop is designed to meet the needs of faculty who are planning to submit a First-Year Seminar proposal, but who were not able to attend the Summer Institute. We will cover the philosophy behind the first-year seminar at UW, research on best practices in first-year seminars, as well as provide assistance with course design and the course approval process.

Presenter: Kari Morgan & Meg Flanigan Skinner

  • None currently scheduled

First Year Seminar Work Sessions

Please Feel free to join us at any time during the following work sessions.  We will be available to answer questions, provide support, listen to ideas, and whatever else you might need as you design your First Year Seminar.  If these dates and times do not work for you, please email Kari Morgan to arrange for another time.

  • None currently scheduled

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