Teaching Excellence Events

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Teaching Circles are a central part of the Center for Teaching Excellence's thriving faculty community.  All faculty are invited to network with faculty colleagues through the creation and implementation of a teaching circle.  This session will explore best practices for collaborating in a teaching circle and offers information on creating new teaching circles.  We will also discuss how to craft a successful mini-grant application to support your teaching circles's goals. 

Monday, September 23, 2019

Promotion Night: Faculty Event

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Faculty interested in applying for promotion won't want to miss Promotion night.  

  • Are you considering going up for promotion in the future?
  • Would you like to see what an electronic IUP promotion application looks like?
  • Have you ever wondered how your colleagues across the university organize and present their accomplishments in a promotional application?

If you responded yes to any of these questions, please plan to attend Promotion Night.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Faculty witness and observe numerous student behaviors that are disruptive or concerning in the classroom.  It can be difficult to know when and how to intervene to ensure that a positive classroom environment is maintained and that all students have the best chance of learning and success. IUP offers many services to support faculty intervention for struggling students, but how do faculty learn about how these services help in specific instances? Utilizing a Green Dot Bystander Intervention framework and techniques, this training will assist faculty in identifying the barriers that may sometimes prevent them from intervening when concerning student behaviors appear, and provide hands-on practical approaches to know how to positively intervene. Participants will learn about services offered by IUP offices to assist in interventions and work in small and large groups to develop successful strategies for intervening to become better prepared to address issues that arise in their classrooms.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Textbook costs are soaring, and more and more college students are unable to afford them. Open Educational Resources have the potential to substantially lower the cost of education, give faculty more control over their instructional materials, and promote student success. Want to learn more about these materials from IUP faculty who have implemented OER in their courses? This workshop will introduce participants to what OER materials are, how to locate high quality OER materials, and how and why your colleagues are using them.  Please bring your laptop to this interactive session and join us to learn ways to implement components of OER or to begin a total OER conversion!

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