Upcoming Campus Programs

All are welcome to attend our upcoming programs and events. Do you have an idea for a future Rice Center event? Let us know your thoughts by contacting a member of the Rice Center staff or using our Suggestions and Feedback page.

Upcoming Events:

Managing a large class size. Teaching a course with a large number of students (>30) presents challenges for conducting office hours and developing personal connections. During this lunch conversation with Professor Susan Loepp (Math/Stats), we will discuss strategies for engaging with students in large classes. Wednesday, September 20th, Noon-1pm, Griffin III.

Stumble and leap: reflections on teaching. Each semester, the Rice Center will invite two faculty to reflect on their work as teachers and share some high and low moments from past courses. This semester, join us for hors d’oeuvres and drinks with Professors Magnús Bernhardsson (History) and Janneke van de Stadt (Russian). Wednesday, October 4th, 4-5:30pm, Faculty House.

Approaches to meaningful student group work. What steps can we take to ensure that students get the most out of group work experiences? This workshop, led by Rice Center Associate Director Dr. Cait Kirby, will share insights for implementing opportunities for effective group work. Monday, Oct. 9, 2:30-4pm, Sawyer 328.

Managing student absences. Students occasionally need to be absent from class for valid reasons. During this lunch conversation, we will address student expectations regarding absences and discuss strategies for helping students make up content from missed lectures and discussions. Wednesday, Nov. 1, Noon-1pm, Faculty House.