Co-Directors: Barbara Blackledge, Theater, Robert Begg, Geography and Regional Planning, and Miriam Chaiken, Anthropology
In the course of the year-long Reflective Teaching Project, faculty shared strategies for effective teaching, discussed difficulties that confronted them about their own teaching, experimented with new methods, and generally reflected on their role in the classroom. Project activities and formal workshops throughout the year on various pedagogical issues were presented both by IUP and external invited speakers. There were eight Large Group meetings held on these dates:
In addition to the Large Group meetings, each participant was paired with a partner from another discipline and college, and a mentor, an experienced teacher, who provided guidance and support for both of the paired partners. There were 15 of these mentor/mentee small groups.
Feedback Options to Improve Instruction
by Mary Ellen Weimer, Penn State
Annual Conference on Advancing Teaching in College Classrooms and Campus Cultures (State College, PA)
Creating Learning Communities
by Roberta Matthews, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY