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Center for Teaching and Learning

Large Class Collegium

Large Class Collegium:  August 26, 2015

Registration has now closed.
If you are interested in attending, please proceed directly to Alder Hall and CTL staff will assist you.

About the Collegium

Established in 2000, the Collegium offers faculty, particularly those who teach large classes, an opportunity to come together and discuss challenges they face and changes they would like to implement in their teaching.

The Collegium offers workshops and learning sessions designed to actively engage participants in open conversations about teaching and learning. In addition to practical issues of classroom management and facilitation of teaching assistants, the group explores active learning strategies, teaching with technology, assessment, and diversity as they relate to large class instruction. Each faculty participant is invited to bring a teaching issue or challenge that he or she would like to address. Throughout the Collegium, faculty are encouraged to think about and articulate how the various sessions come to bear on their own teaching concerns.


The Collegium welcomes contingent faculty, lecturers, tenure-line, and tenured faculty who anticipate teaching at least one 2015-16 course that (1) enrolls at least 100 students or (2) enrolls fewer than 100 students but is nonetheless considerably larger than courses the instructor used to teach. Colleagues from the Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma campuses are invited to register.


We encourage faculty to register early as seats are limited to 50. There is no cost to attend and registration will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Your name will be automatically added to a waiting list should your confirmation indicate that the Collegium has reached capacity. A UW NetID is needed to access and complete the online form. Hard copy registrations will not be accepted.


Final schedule: Collegium Schedule 2015

  • Collegium will held from 9:00 – 4:30 p.m Check-in is from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
  • Topics will include but are not limited to how to plan and (re)design your big course, how to integrate technology such clickers, using Canvas to compliment your course, how to engage students, and much more.


Large Class Collegium will be held in Alder Hall, minutes from the main UW Seattle campus. For a campus view of its location, please go to “Maps” on the UW website and type in “Alder Hall” or go HERE.

Bring the Collegium to you

If a department is interested in hosting a department-focused Collegium, please contact Christine Sugatan. The CTL will work with you to create a half or full-day Collegium tailored to departmental needs and challenges.

For any questions, please contact Christine Sugatan at or 206-221-3811