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What is the Reflective Practice Project?

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  • It is a group of over a hundred IUP faculty members who devote some of their time during the year to reflect on their teaching.
  • There is a monthly series of large RP group meetings. These are mini-workshops by campus “experts” in various teaching strategies or other topics related to the teaching process.
  • There is also a large number of small peer groups or “teaching circles” in which a common topic or theme is explored.
  • There is a workshop each semester in which outside experts in teaching are brought to campus.
  • There is a recognition dinner at the end of the academic year at which a “care package” containing resource materials for future reflection is provided to all active participants.
  • Resource materials that focus on various topics related to reflective teaching are purchased and maintained in the Center for Teaching Excellence and are on reserve at the main campus library.
  • Funding is provided to participants to support (in part) travel to meetings and conferences focused on college-level teaching strategies.

Executive Summaries: Annual compilation of Reflective Practice Activities

  • Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Dr. Stephanie Taylor-Davis, Director
    103 Stabley Library
    429 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-7800
  • Fax: 724-357-2281