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.
Faculty interested in applying for promotion won't want to miss Promotion night.
If you responded yes to any of these questions, please plan to attend Promotion Night.
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.
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!
MCSLE Great Room, Elkin Hall
Would you like to improve your advising skills and engage your
advisees in a more efficient and effective way? This session is for you! In it, expectations for academic advising will
be reviewed and suggestions for including advising in tenure,
promotion, and yearly review materials will be offered. Tips on efficient/effective
ways to set up advising meetings and communicating with your advisees, tools
and resources to use during advising meetings, and general advising tools and
resources will also be discussed. Participants can expect to come away
with an updated toolkit to help support and improve their current advising
Learning transfer refers to the ability of students to take
knowledge, skills, and strategies gained in an educational setting and adapt it
to a variety of contexts (educational, civic, professional, and personal).
While educators recognize the critical importance of transfer as a core goal of
education, researchers have long documented the challenge that students of all
levels have in transferring knowledge across contexts. This interactive
workshop introduces participants to the principles of learning transfer and
offers an opportunity to consider how to build learning transfer into courses
and curricula across the disciplines.
Participants are encouraged to bring their syllabus and course materials
to this workshop.
Building a sense of community in an online classroom can be a
challenge, but is an essential component for online student success and
retention. A panel of faculty, both experienced and new to online teaching,
will share methods they have used to successfully foster student engagement in
the online classroom. Participants can
expect to leave the session with a variety of potential strategies for
fostering student engagement in their own classes and with an enhanced learning
community of faculty members who can provide support and answer questions.