Learn principles, practices, and resources you need to create a successful mentoring program to welcome new faculty members and set them up for success. Explore the different sides of six essential decisions underlying development of an effective program.
There is the growing stack of papers to grade, the lectures to prepare for, and the endless drafts of scholarships for publication. No wonder many of you faculty members today struggle with burnout and excessive stress. We describe valuable approaches for recognizing and addressing faculty burnout and stress.
While student ratings are dismissed by some educators for having little to offer, these ratings can in fact be highly beneficial to teachers who want to improve their skills. Students can provide helpful and legitimate feedback on what they feel they learned, workload levels, and observable behaviors that include the teacher’s pace, volume, clarity and organization. We show you how to read student ratings to help make you a better teacher.
This seminar helps you understand how your teaching persona, the classroom dynamic, professional satisfaction, and options for communication intersect to enhance the learning and teaching environment.
This seminar prepares you to address the changing composition of your faculty so that you can adequately support all instructors, regardless of tenure status or course format.
This seminar gives you a reliable framework for measuring tangible outcomes for your teaching and learning center and communicating these outcomes clearly to others.
This program covers tips to help you publish a SoTL article including how to design a new SoTL project, prepare a SoTL manuscript, and avoid the pitfalls that lead to rejection of SoTL articles. It will guide you from topic selection to contacting editors regarding publishing possibilities.
We explain not only what today’s students believe are the most essential qualities for effective teaching, but also prepare you to make simple and sometimes subtle changes to incorporate or develop practices and traits that resonate with students and yield improved academic outcomes.
A challenging economy has resulted in larger class sizes, increased workloads and more stress for faculty at colleges and universities across the country. Times like these can make it tough for educators to stay enthusiastic, but it’s vital that they do so, for the sake of their students, their institutions, their careers and their own well-being. This seminar will teach you how you can innovate your way past career stagnation and engage your students like never before.
Student ratings are the most common way to assess teaching effectiveness. But using only student evaluations for faculty review can be problematic. Student ratings aren’t the best measures of student learning, and when faculty careers depend on student satisfaction, educators may feel driven to keep students happy, rather than make sure they’re learning. We demonstrate how to use testing for more than grades.
In an era of ever-tightening budget restrictions placed on universities and departments, no program or academic center is safe from cutbacks. This program prepares you to measure and articulate the value of your center in ways that matter to people who think about line items and dollar signs.
Student evaluations can affect promotions, tenure decisions, and departmental dynamics. This program will show you how you can employ student feedback to hone your teaching, improve student learning, and create a more positive classroom environment.
With the right programming, you can make sure that your faculty have access to and actually use the professional development resources they need in order to remain compliant and relevant. This presentation covers the major points of inservice program development, from goal setting and generating faculty buy-in to logistics and content management.
Learn communication techniques to help you navigate difficult situations with students—such as missed assignments, poor attendance, or late work—while keeping their motivation strong and their attitude about your class positive.
Learn an approach to distance education evaluation based on 50 years of research into the principles of effective teaching. This concise and content-rich video will show you the different evidence evaluators seek when reviewing good online teaching and the different techniques for reviewing online educators.