Brescia Faculty Institute

Brescia Faculty Institute

Fall 2018 Brescia Faculty Institute

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Ursuline Hall, Room 250 *NEW FOR THIS YEAR*
9:00am – 3:30pm

Our Faculty Institute Days offer professional development related to teaching and learning for all Brescia instructors, including contract faculty and instructional staff. This year’s Fall BFI focuses on Brescia’s unique approach to women’s education.

The morning session will re-focus on Brescia’s model of outcomes-based education. Now that Brescia has defined course- and institution-level learning outcomes, participants will explore the relationship between outcomes and how students are assessed – both formally, with course grades, and through our teaching. Heather Campbell and John Mitchell will also share the results of our campus-wide Competency mapping efforts.

The afternoon session kicks off work a curriculum mapping workshop using reports from the morning session. Tamara Thompson, our new Learning and Development Specialist, will also conduct a session on experiential learning as it relates to women’s education and our curriculum mapping results.


Morning session – 9:00am – 12:00pm
  1. Introductory Remarks: Women’s Education and Upcoming ALT Centre Events
  2. Connecting Student Assessment to Learning Outcomes
  3. Reading Brescia’s Competency Maps
Lunch – 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Faculty, especially those teaching first-year courses, are invited to participate in the Faculty Day Lunch that is part of Orientation Week. This is an important event for our incoming students, and an opportunity for you to meet the students you will be working with in the coming year.

Afternoon sessions – 1:00pm – 3:30pm
  1. Competency Mapping Results
  2. Experiential Learning
  3. Concluding remarks

Adjournment – we will finish by 3:30 pm.