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Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401


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Remember to check out our events page for in person workshops and skill development opportunities. If there is an area that you would like a workshop on, please send your suggestion to

Looking for specific assistance? Use these quick links to jump ahead: General Advice, Types of Courses, Designing a Course, In the Classroom Management.

General Advice

Types of Courses

  • Levels
  • Requirements
    • within a program
    • Element or other College requirement
  • First year Preceptorial Capstones

Designing a Course

  • Backwards Design
  • Syllabus
  • Assignments / Writing Assignments
  • Activities
  • Assessment of Student Learning
  • Aligning what you do with what students learn

In the Classroom

  • Structuring your time
  • Active learning activites
  • Leading Discussion & Difficult Disccusions
  • When things go awry 

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