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Teaching Large Classes

This workshop is designed to help prepare faculty for teaching a large enrollment class. Although definitions of what constitutes a large class can vary, this workshop will help anyone who needs to prepare to teach a class of 50 or more students, or more simply put, one that is larger than they are accustomed to teaching. We will cover a range of issues from logistical (i.e. attendance, classroom management, and testing / assessment) to pedagogical (interactive lecturing, active learning techniques, and group assignments).


By the end of this session, you should be able to

  • Identify some of the key challenges associated with teaching a large enrollment class.
  • Improve the effectiveness of your lectures.
  • Improve student participation and preparedness.
  • Consider alternative forms of testing and assessment to compliment traditional multiple choice tests.


For more information, contact Zachary Goodell (7-0562 or zggoodel@vcu.edu).

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