Part-Time Faculty Course Development Workshops

All Part-Time Faculty members are welcome to participate in Course Development Workshops. Please feel free to make suggestions for topics at You are also welcome to contact us as a group of Part-Time Faculty if you are looking for a specific workshop. Typically, workshops are offered in half-day units (3.5 hours). Part-Time Faculty members who teach in the semester of the workshop or the two subsequent semesters (and who are not Full-Time LMU employees) receive a $50 honorarium per workshop for participation of entire workshop after receipt and approval (required!) of an informal application. Payment of the honorarium for Part-Time Faculty members who teach in later semesters can be initiated only once the faculty member is on the payroll for that semester.

Applications have to be submitted by email to and should contain the following:

  • Name and Department.
  • LMU courses taught in the past 2 years, if any, and course(s) scheduled/expected to teach this and/or the next two semesters – a list of course number(s) and title(s) for each semester.
  • Workshop(s) to be attended.
  • A short explanation for the relevance of each workshop for the applicant's teaching, i.e. linking the workshop content to the class taught and describing why the workshop topic is relevant and how lessons learnt will applied in the course(s) taught. [max 200 words]
  • Any specific aspects you would like to see addressed in the workshop.
  • CC Department Chair/Program Director; they will be contacted to confirm the information provided and secure their support.

Applications are subject to review and depend on available funding and slots. An approval email will be sent asap as long as funds and slots are available and subject to verification of the information provided. Payment is based on such a confirmation email and submission of a short report to the CTE by email after completion of the workshop(s) discussing the lessons learnt during the workshops and plans to adapt your course(s). Generally, the number of workshops supported with a honorarium is limited to three per Part-Time Faculty member (repeat participation in the same workshop is not funded but possible) - feel free to inquire if additional funds are available.

Workshop participation requires confirmed RSVP's to – the number of slots is limited. You do not need to apply for a grant to attend, but you do need to RSVP.

Generally, workshops are conducted only with 3-10 participants. Workshops may be cancelled on short notice.

For participants in morning workshops, breakfast will be provided at 8:30am and lunch at 12:30pm. For participants in afternoon workshops, lunch will be provided at 12:30pm. Refreshments will be available during the day. Please let us know about any dietary needs:

August 2016

8/11/16 9:00am-12:30pm Making the Most of Collaborative Writing Assignments Core Workshop
8/11/16 1:30pm-5:00pm The Power of Peer Review Core Workshop
8/12/16 9:00am-12:30pm Designing and Trouble-Shooting Writing Assignments Core Workshop
8/12/16 1:30pm-5:00pm Teaching Students to Understand Genres Core Workshop
8/22/16 9:00am-12:30pm Course Design and Syllabus Workshop  
8/22/16 1:30pm-5:00pm Active Learning and Assignment Design  

May 2016

5/16/16 9:00am-12:30pm Course Design
5/16/16 1:30pm-5:00pm Teaching Writing
5/17/16 1:30pm-5:00pm Discussions/Presentations

January 2016

1/6/16 9:00am-12:30pm Course Design
1/7/16 9:00am-12:30pm Teaching Writing
1/8/16 9:00am-12:30pm Discussions/Presentations

August 2015

8/11/15 9:00am-12:30pm Designing Information Literacy Assignments Core Workshop
8/12/15 9:00am-12:30pm Engaged Learning Core Workshop
8/13/15 9:00am-12:30pm The Logic of Persuasion: Teaching Students to Identify, Critique, and Develop Appeals to Logos Core Workshop
8/13/15 1:30pm-5:00pm Assignment Design for Oral Communication Core Workshop
8/14/15 9:00am-12:30pm Assignment Design Core Workshop
8/14/15 1:30pm-5:00pm Powerful Feedback: Strategies for Responding to Student Writing and Speaking Core Workshop
8/18/15 9:00am-12:30pm Course Design  
8/18/15 1:30pm-5:00pm Active Learning  

May 2015

5/13/15 9:00am-12:30pm Ethics through Earthquakes: An Active-Learning Pedagogy for Teaching Ethics Using a Campus-Based Role-Playing Simulation Core Workshop
5/13/14 1:30pm-5:00pm Active Learning Strategies Core Workshop
5/14/15 9:00am-5:00pm Designing Your Core Class Core Workshop
5/15/15 9:00am-12:30pm Interdisciplinary Course and Assignment Design Core Workshop
5/18/15 9:00am-12:30pm Reading and Source Use Core Workshop
5/18/15 1:30pm-5:00pm Reading and Writing in Technical Disciplines Core Workshop
5/19/15 9:00am-12:30pm Rhetorical Situations Core Workshop
5/19/15 1:30pm-5:00pm Teaching Writing to Promote Knowledge Transfer Core Workshop

Last Updated: May 10, 2016