Flipped! Course Design, Lecture Format, Class Management and ...YOUR Content Goals!

Monday, September 11, 2023
1:10 PM - 2:15 PM


Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511


This session is being delivered in a face-to-face format. You'll need to come to the offices of the Center for Teaching Excellence to attend. There is not a virtual option available to attend this presentation.


The main goal of this workshop is to provide colleagues with a framework guaranteed to allow any concept from any discipline to be delivered successfully in a flipped format. First, we determine 'WHAT is Flipping?' Really! Does it mean stand on your head? Next, we explore 'WHY is Flipping so popular with Students? With Faculty? With Administration?' Then, we briefly discuss WHEN, WHERE and HOW to use the Flipping technique verse Flipping Course Design. This will include consideration of program learning goals, course learning objectives, and student evaluations.

Finally, participants will be guided through the innovative F.A.B. framework as they plan a flipped classroom experience for a concept topic of their choice. Personal teaching philosophy, teaching persona, and preferred learning environments/themes will be discussed and integrated.

Note: It is recommended participants select either their toughest concept or a gateway concept for the workshop activity. No prep work is required.


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Buffie Schmidt
Darla Moore School of Business

Buffie Schmidt is an accomplished educator and business professional with diverse experience in academia and industry. She holds degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, Business Administration, and Educational Leadership. Schmidt has worked at renowned companies like Disney and Electrolux, gaining insights into customer experience, organizational management, operations, financials, and strategic planning. Transitioning into academia, she continues to encourage innovative problem-solving skills and non-linear thought patterns, preparing her students to excel in the ever-evolving business landscape. 

Schmidt business acumen and passion for student-centered learning led her to pioneer new student experiences, partner with administration on the institutional QEP and contribute to Georgia's Board of Regents first university merger as a faculty fellow with Institutional Effectiveness. She joined the esteemed faculty at the University of South Carolina in 2019, where she is known for her dynamic teaching style and practical industry expertise. Her dedication to student success, problem solving, and collaboration has earned her recognition as a highly respected educator. Schmidt also sits on the board for a local SC Charter School, runs her own consulting agency, Residential Rental LLC‚ and provides educational workshops and motivational seminars.