New Instructor Essentials 4-pack
New instructors may be experts in their field, but no one has taught them how to effectively teach what they know. These programs bring new faculty up to speed quickly. The insight you’ll gain on designing curricula, developing course assignments, supporting student learning, and enhancing student engagement online and offline will benefit students for years to come.
Help for new faculty members
New instructors may be experts in their field, but no one has taught them how to effectively teach what they know.
The New Instructor Essentials 4-pack of Magna 20-Minute Mentors is designed to bring new faculty up to speed quickly so they can confidently instruct students.
Learn from some of the best in the field, and explore solutions to the following key questions:
- What Are Five Tips for Writing Effective Learning Outcomes?
Learn to effectively articulate your pedagogical goals by developing a clear understanding of where you want your course to go and what your students will learn.
- How Can I Create Meaningful Assignments for My Students?
Discover 16 research-based strategies to create meaningful assignments for your students.
- How Can I Use Frequent Student Feedback to Improve My Courses?
Learn the five times in the semester when getting student feedback is valuable and the best ways to obtain that information.
- How Can I Get Started With the Virtual Classroom?
This program walks you through the conceptual and practical process of establishing a new online course.
Presented by seasoned professionals Linda Suskie, Mary C. Clement, Ed.D., and Jill Schielbein, this package will provide you with the practical tips and guidance you need to succeed as a new—or not-so-new—instructor.
The insight you’ll gain on designing curricula, developing course assignments, supporting student learning, and enhancing student engagement online and offline will benefit you and your students for years to come.
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Starting out in higher education is terrifically exciting, but when you want to do a great job and there’s so much to think about, it can also be daunting.
The New Instructor Essentials 4-pack will help you start your career on the right foot. You’ll learn practical ways to tackle what you need to right away, such as:
- Focusing on the five essential characteristics of great learning objectives
- Ascertaining the quality of student feedback
- Setting effective expectations with well-designed assignments
- Developing a checklist covering what to do before, during, and after your online course
After viewing all four programs, you’ll be able to:
- Identify the characteristics that make learning outcomes effective
- Recognize “fuzzy language” in learning outcomes
- Describe the link between your course and job-related skills
- Select optimal times to solicit student feedback
- Develop easy-to-use instruments for student feedback
- Discuss alternative approaches to classroom policy design
- Describe an assignment’s learning goals
- Explain assignment requirements to students
- Evaluate the relevance of your assignments
- Recognize how online teaching achieves learning objectives
- Employ multiple channels to strengthen student connection to course material
- Devise a framework for planning and presenting course content online
- Use interactive techniques to increase student engagement
Where do you begin when you’re a new faculty member?
The New Instructor Essentials 4-pack is a great place to start, because it gives you a chance to learn without making you feel vulnerable in front of new colleagues, even as it covers some of the most important issues a new college or university instructor should consider, such as:
- Tips for crafting high-quality learning outcomes
- Ways to enhance student engagement in online instruction with audio, video, text, polling questions, and whiteboards
- Providing the support structures students need to achieve learning goals
You’ll also learn how to direct your students’ energy—and your own—to where it’s most important, a practice bound to serve you well throughout the career you’re beginning.
Linda Suskie has served as a Vice President at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an accreditor of colleges and universities in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States for seven years. She is now working as a consultant and workshop facilitator for colleges and universities.
The second edition of her book, Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide (Jossey-Bass), is one of the best-selling books on assessment in higher education.
Prior positions include serving as Associate Vice President for Assessment & Institutional Research at Towson University and as Director of the American Association for Higher Education's Assessment Forum.
Her over 35 years of experience in college and university administration include work in assessment, institutional research, strategic planning, and quality management.
Linda holds a B.A. in Quantitative Studies from Johns Hopkins University and an M.A. in Educational Measurement and Statistics from the University of Iowa.
Mary C. Clement, Ed.D., is a professor and Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Berry College, northwest of Atlanta, GA.
She teaches graduate courses in curriculum theory, instructional management, and supervision and undergraduate courses in foreign language methods.
She earned her doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is the author of ten books and over 100 articles.
Speaker, author, entrepreneur and recovering academic Jill Schiefelbein is The Dynamic Communicator™. From analyzing classified documents obtained from military raids of terrorist camps to assessing jihad messaging strategies, to starting and managing an online education office serving 60,000+ students, to her own entrepreneurial ventures, Jill successfully creates and executes communication strategies that help people and companies solve problems, retain and develop employees, and enhance the bottom line.
With eight years of business-building, eleven years of university teaching, sixteen years of speaking experience and a desire to help businesses and individuals reach their goals, Jill is uniquely positioned to help you and your business utilize dynamic communication to accelerate results. She is co-author of Business and Professional Communication in the Global Workplace, a frequent guest on business podcasts, and an official video partner and contributing writer for Entrepreneur. Learn more at http://thedynamiccommunicator.com and follow Jill on Twitter @dynamicjill.
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