Learn about focusing on individuals and context to personalize your efforts while maintaining consistent standards and expectations, what kinds of performance concerns are common to online teaching and why they need to be repaired, how to identify serious lapses in performance that may not appear on performance management reports, and how to work with challenging faculty.
Learn to build community with online faculty as an essential component of performance management, effective ways to set the tone for both leading and managing online faculty, how to communicate clearly and consistently to keep faculty informed, and how to employ strategies for regular coaching outreach efforts to work with online faculty on a variety of teaching performance areas.
In this 20-minute session, the focus is on minor performance concerns that can be corrected through coaching. Learn how to differentiate between minor performance concerns that could benefit from coaching and those that require more formal performance management.
In this mentor come away with expert strategies from a world-renowned teaching and learning specialist that will move your students toward becoming effective learners, allowing them to pursue understanding, learn from failures, and continue learning for life.
Through this 20-minute program, you will gain new ideas, perspectives, and strategies based on current literature that improve the effectiveness of your faculty development programs, your teachers, and your institution.
This program looks at the implementation of OER from the perspectives of students, faculty, and institutions, and the reasons why faculty and institutions should consider adopting and using OER in place of traditional learning resources.
This informative program offers several concrete methods for increasing student engagement in the online classroom. Itís unique in that it focuses on three key elements of effective online course design. By considering consistency, creativity, and community, youíll be better able to engage your online students and promote student success.
Adopting OER on the institution-wide level can significantly expand and improve upon the goals of the institution. But garnering faculty and institutional support is its own beast. This program walks you through methods for cultivating buy-in from academic stakeholders and faculty, methods for promoting the benefits of OER across campus and disciplines, establishing an implementation team, and building a successful launch.
The implementation of OER provides tremendous cost savings to students, faculty, and institutions. By erasing the financial burden of traditional textbooks, institutions allow more students to take more classes and to graduate on time, and faculty are better able to more effectively customize their course materials to fit specific student needs, increasing retention and student success.
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 donít match, and fears, rumors, and beliefs about ďhardĒ 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 canít dispel studentsí misperceptions about difficult coursework if youíre 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, youíll be better able to improve studentsí motivation and build stronger classroom connections.