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Research Guides

Teaching & Learning: Before the Instruction Session

The Teaching & Learning Guide provides information to help you with your needs as an instructor including class materials, statistics and assessment information, important reminders, and readings and resources.

Before the Instruction Session

Before your lesson there are many things to check off your to do list. Take a look at the resources below to see if they will give you a head start!

  • Assignment Design
    Sometimes you may be asked to consult on designing an assignment related to research. The OWRC developed visuals and examples that may help you design effective assignments for students.
  • Meeting with a Professor/TA
    Before your session you will likely want to set up a meeting with the course instructor. Here are some questions to ask during that meeting or over email.
  • Learning Goals
    UW Libraries, the Expository Writing Program, and other UW departments all have stated learning goals. Find them here and find resources to creating your own learning objectives for your instruction sessions.
  • Assessment
    Knowing how you will assess and evaluate your instruction is important. Find resources and examples relating to developing and carrying out effective assessment.

Scheduling a session?

The Libraries "Instruction Request Form" sends a request to the instruction coordinators who can schedule a room and librarian. 

If you schedule your own workshop, please add it to the Teaching Calendar on Meeting Maker!

"to do" list
Credit: Courtney Dirks