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.
Through proven techniques, strategies, and real-life examples, this suite of 20-Minute Mentor programs, presented by Ann Taylor, Phd, provides the necessary information for attracting, hiring, training, and retaining online faculty who are inspired and prepared to give students a quality online learning experience.
Making sure students are taught by quality faculty—often adjunct instructors—is key to retention and brand success. This program contains proven strategies that can be used to attract and retain the best adjunct instructors for online courses.
Discover the qualifications and traits administrators should seek when hiring for three distinct online roles as well as strategies for attracting qualified faculty to such positions.
To ensure faculty have a seamless transition into their online role, your institution needs to have a proper onboarding process in place that introduces instructors to the unique aspects of the online classroom. This program provides best practices for onboarding online faculty and ensuring online programs run smoothly and successfully.
This program offers academic leaders a flexible structure for building or strengthening their graduate teaching assistant programs from recruitment to performance feedback.