Reflective Practice Executive Summary for 2004-05

Reflective Practice Large Group Meetings

  • August 26, 2004
    Organization Meeting and Introduction to Reflective Practice
    The Center for Teaching Excellence-sponsored Reflective Practice Group continues with a blend of monthly large group meetings and small cross-disciplinary and departmental teaching circles dedicated to improving teaching and learning at IUP.
  • September 1, 2004
    Matchmaker, Matchmaker and Teaching Circle Formation
    Reflective Practice Large Group meeting to introduce concept of teaching circles and provide an opportunity for faculty to meet with others to join departmental and/or cross-disciplinary teaching circles.
  • October 7, 2004
    Advising: What You Need to Know
    Presenters will provide an overview about their topic. Participants will break into smaller groups to rotate through tables where the presenters will share additional information and answer questions. Presenters for this session include: Jackie Beck, Michelle Norwood (new campus advising/scheduling program), Richard Lamberski (Virtual Advisor), and Rebecca Sterley (National Academic Advising Association).
  • November 3, 2004
    Formative Dialog Workshop
    Don't miss the opportunity to learn answers to questions like: What is Formative Dialog Anyway?, In What Ways Can I Use Formative Dialog to Develop My Teaching? and What Happens If I'd Like to Get Involved? We won't just be talking about Formative Dialog; The Reflective Practice Co-Directors are planning to SHOW you what it is all about and to how you might benefit from this service for the RP members!
  • December 2, 2004
    Yum! A Holiday Taste Testing Showcase
    We have a RELAXING program planned. Spend a bit of time talking with other RP members and enjoying sweet delights graciously provided by the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts and snacks/beverages provided by Aramark. Our fun will include a Holiday Cooking Demonstration presented by local Chef Bob Piccirillo and Mrs. Diane Wagoner, faculty member (and registered dietitian) in the Department of Food and Nutrition.
  • February 2, 2005
    Technology and On-Line Courses
    A panel discussion with faculty who are experienced in teaching on-line to share their perspectives and strategies on how to effectively teach in an on-line environment (both distance education as a compliment to in-resident instruction) and what works for them and their students!
  • March 3, 2005
    Effective and Efficient Grading Using Rubrics
    Dr. Mary Ann Rafoth, facilitator.
    A discussion on Effective and Efficient Grading Using Rubrics. Several faculty have submitted their rubrics and all attendees at the meeting will receive a packet containing these rubric examples (instruction, reference book, project). Along with information regarding guiding principles for rubric development and evaluation, faculty will share rubrics they have found particularly useful (from their perspective as well as that of the student).
  • April 6, 2005
    End of Year Assessment and Teaching Circle Showcase
    Our program focus will be on the Scholarship of Teaching, specifically, "How to Turn RP Participation into Presentation and/or Publication." In addition to providing an opportunity for RP members to share accomplishments in this area, this meeting will provide you with an opportunity to see at least one example of a poster designed to communicate RP teaching circle activities. Our discussion will emphasize sharing of ideas and perspectives on posters as a way of promoting what you have done in RP and teaching. Publications, presentations, and grant writing are also areas in which the scholarship of teaching will be discussed.
Teaching Circle Reports