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Recommended Reads: Estimating out of class workload

It’s a bit early, but I hear faculty start to think about next semester’s courses. The moment of redesign, course overhaul, or small tweaks may be in the near future but this blog post from Rice University (7/16) may help you when the time is right. Elizabeth Barre, Associate Director at the Center for Teaching Excellence digs into a frequent conundrum, the expectation for student out of class workload.  She offers both a detailed rationale and a calculator to guide your course design thinking in How much should we assign? Estimating out of class workload.

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