• Joseph Bularzik
  • Former Associate Provost,
    Higher Colleges of Technology,
    United Arab Emirates

  • Details

  • Wednesday,
  • January 15, 2014
  • 2:20 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
  • Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

This event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence.


In a flipped class, students study new material on their own and then do their homework in class, which is the opposite of the traditional lecture-based classroom. This model creates opportunities for the instructor to interact with students as they master course content and actively work on higher-level skills such as critical thinking, analyzing and applying. There are many techniques available to achieve these benefits, but one size does not fit all. We can't expect the same techniques to be appropriate for a class of more than a hundred students and also a class of twenty, or for an introductory survey course compared to an upper-division research course. In this session, you will learn techniques that have been used to achieve the benefits of a flipped class in various classroom settings. You'll also have a chance to share your own experiences and hear those of your colleagues.

About the Facilitator

Joe Bularzik is newly returned from the United Arab Emirates, where he served as Associate Provost for Graduate Studies, Continuing Education and Outreach at that country's largest federal institution of higher education, the Higher Colleges of Technology. He was previously Associate Professor of Chemistry and Director of Student Research at Purdue University, Calumet. He received a B.S. in Chemistry from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from University of California, Berkeley.


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