Part 10: Fall 2019 Labs

206 Team Teaching, Feedback and Redesign — 12.04.2019

On December 4, 2019, participants of the Active Teaching Lab met to discuss strategies and organizational obstacles to developing team-taught courses.


  1. Plan ahead. Team teaching will require more coordination and preparation than individual teaching
  2. Establish clear expectations and work-load sharing. Discuss and configure roles, who takes the lead and when, conflict resolution processes, in-person and remote collaboration plans, and participation/attendance in classes.  
  3. Learn from others. Meet with an experienced teaching team to discuss what has and hasn’t worked for them as well as to identify potential sticking points and their possible solutions. 

For more information and resources, view the session’s activity sheet.


The Active Teaching Lab is a Faculty Engagement program with sessions held on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00pm and Fridays from 8:30-9:45am in the Middleton Building (1305 Linden Dr.), room 120. Check out upcoming Labs or read the recaps from past Labs. We build interdisciplinary conversations that are more emergent than a presenter and more dynamic than a panel — a conversation with colleagues sharing challenges, solutions, and experiments on topics selected by a variety of stakeholders.

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