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The College Teacher’s Handbook: A Resource Collection for New Faculty provides the essential tools and information that any new teacher in higher education needs to confidently lead a college classroom.
In Faculty Development: A Resource Collection for Academic Leaders, you’ll discover proven tips and insights, from top academic experts, that will help you enhance faculty development programming and training on your campus!
This seminar offers a theoretical base to use when considering faculty development activities at your school. Explore the theory behind faculty development, learn to better engage your faculty and grow your faculty development program, and share ideas in this online program.
Attendees will be able to compare and contrast the roles and responsibilities of the chair over a 12-year time frame. Trends will be analyzed over time and issues will be explored regarding the future of the roles and responsibilities of the chair.
New instructors need to know many things immediately. This white paper offers strategies on writing a syllabus, setting learning goals, managing a classroom, grading, and creating assignments, quizzes, and tests.
Disconnects between student and faculty expectations can create disenfranchised students and decrease faculty morale. Keeping students and instructors on the same page leads to better learning and better attitudes all around.
By viewing student feedback through alternative lenses, faculty and administrators are able to better understand and manage mismatched definitions of rigor. Careful consideration of student feedback can lead to instructional and policy changes that facilitate closer alignment of expectations regarding rigor, assessment, and learning.
When it comes to gatekeeper courses, there are often cases where expectations and reality don’t match, and fears, rumors, and beliefs about “hard” courses and programs discourage students and limit enrollment. By creating student buy-in and ensuring students understand that you have their best interests at heart, you can help increase their satisfaction with their college experience and influence them to move along in their academic program, resulting in positive outcomes for students, teachers, and institutions.
You can’t dispel students’ misperceptions about difficult coursework if you’re unaware of what these misperceptions are. This program discusses common mismatched definitions of rigor and strategies for bridging the divide between teacher definitions and student definitions. By leveraging these strategies, you’ll be better able to improve students’ motivation and build stronger classroom connections.
Learn multiple ways to conceptualize video use in and out of the classroom. Explore video’s role in various aspects of academic life as well as how video can help establish your expertise and open opportunities beyond the classroom.
You will learn how to establish and maintain a meaningful faculty mentoring program that enables your faculty to be successful as teachers, scholars, and citizens.
We show you strategies and specific practices you can use to make critical feedback conversations successful. Explore models, principles, and concrete actions to manage negative feedback effectively.