Changing an educational format or program can be challenging for both instructors and students. Viewing classroom change through the Kubler-Ross change curve helps determine that stress and resistance can be managed through to experimentation and integration over time.
Assessment is at the heart of effective teaching and student success. Assessment is regularly practiced in the classroom by faculty; yet moving assessment into a more formal, structured and systematic department process may make faculty feel vulnerable.
This program explores the steps that should be considered once assessment data has been collected at the departmental level. These steps cover very practical implications and the planning tips provided help ensure this process is efficient, meaningful, and considered worthy of your faculty’s time.
For faculty or course designers who are interested in creating an interaction-focused solution to universal design, this Magna 20-Minute Mentor that gives specific ideas that can be implemented on any campus.
This 20-Minute Mentor helps faculty and administrators understand and engage with homeschooled students to better serve this group and ensure their successful start in higher education.
Change is sweeping through higher education. Major strategic choices come from university leadership rather than deans and department chairs. The deans and department chairs represent the middle management where actual change must be implemented. This 20-Minute Mentor helps explicate the causes of these changes and the strategies to address the need for change.
This mentor is especially useful for anyone new to evaluating faculty, uncomfortable with confrontation or coaching difficulty conversations, or interested in redesigning the evaluation process or mechanism (form/tool) on their campus.
This Magna 20-Minute Mentor discusses core power skills which include: teamwork, communication, positive attitude, critical thinking, professionalism, and time management. You’ll also learn a four phase approach to integrating soft-skill education into a curriculum and how to design related activities to unleash the full potential of your students.
Through concrete tips, practical strategies, and real-life examples, this suite of 20-Minute Mentors, presented by Brian Udermann, PhD, gives academic leaders the tools needed to improve online courses, while simultaneously enhancing faculty and administrator relationships in the context of online education.
This program explains, through the lens of the literature, how the brain processes information and identifies why microactivities are a great method of formative assessment to check in with your students’ learning and move information closer to long-term memory.
The syllabus can not only help a student navigate the course content, but it also can become a substitute for first-day-of-class conversations, detail major assignments, and explain online-specific requirements such as technology required, netiquette, or recycled writing policies. Learn how to make an effective syllabus for online courses that will help you create a smoothly running class.
This 20-Minute Mentor demonstrates that building a podcast is an easy process and an effective way to transparently communicate with students.
Discover how to evaluate your content in the context of a podcast and determine if this is an appropriate tool for your content delivery. Gain an idea of the benefits to podcasting, both as a content delivery platform and a way for students to receive content in an efficient and convenient way.
In this program, learn how to adopt a systemic and practical approach to increase online completion rates in the context of declining overall enrollments, increasing student diversity, and rising educational costs. And, understand that instructors partnering with instructional designers in the context of institutional support is key to implementing the proposed framework elements.