Reflective Practice Large Group Meetings

  • August 25, 2005 Opening Meeting
    “The Power and Perils of Intuition in the Classroom”
    The Center for Teaching Excellence-sponsored Reflective Practice Group blends monthly large group meetings and small cross-disciplinary and departmental teaching circles dedicated to improving teaching and learning at IUP.
  • September 7, 2005
    “Matchmaker-Matchmaker—Forming Your Cross-Disciplinary Teaching Circles”
    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.
  • November 2, 2005 Going Places
    “Working with International & ESL Students” and “Highlights of Faculty Opportunities for Scholarly Exchange”
  • December 1, 2005
    “White Elephant Gift Exchange—Share the Greatest Gift from Your Teaching Tool Box”
    This alternative format meeting is designed to provide Reflective Practice members with an opportunity to share with one another something that is an indispensable aid to their teaching. Each member should bring an "item" to share. This item should not include your name as the bearer or the gift. If it is a tangible object, the item should be wrapped in a gift box/bag and include a description using the form below. If your gift is a concept or idea, then just complete the form provided and put your description in an envelope. Total cost for anything you should do should not exceed $5.00.
  • February 1, 2006
    “Transformative Learning: A Changing Path to Discovering What You Don't Know About What Influences Your Teaching”
    Panelists will share perspectives on their realization of and movement to deeply engage students in learning—what works and/or makes a difference for them and their students. There will be an opportunity for members to ask questions of the panel and/or to provide their own experiences/insights.
  • March 2, 2006
    “Fostering Motivation and Learning in the Grading Process”
    This session will provide a forum for faculty AND a panel of students to explore Learning vs. Earning—What Makes Students Really Think! Dr. Valerie Helterbran, a faculty member in Professional Studies in Education, will introduce strategies/approaches and experiences that she has had in fostering motivation and learning in the grading process. Four students and/or instructor assistants on the panel who will share their experiences and perspectives regarding motivation and learning in the grading process. There will be an opportunity for faculty attendees to ask questions of the faculty/student panel and/or to provide their own experiences/insights to add to the discussion.
  • April 5, 2006
    “Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity”
    Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Cheryl Samuels, and her executive assistant, Jake DeCarlo, join us to talk about the IUP Academic Integrity policy and procedures. They will provide insights regarding the process and how faculty can best prepare should they be faced with confronting a student with an academic integrity violation. In addition, Dr. Tina Perdue, interim director of the Writing Center, will present an overview of the services that the center can provide to support faculty efforts in the classroom and to help students to prevent plagiarism and other academic integrity violations. There will be time during the meeting for small groups of faculty to share their experiences and solutions related to the topic of academic integrity.
  • April 27, 2006
    Annual Recognition Banquet
    In addition to recognizing the individual accomplishments of RP members, we would like to use this event as a forum for Teaching Circles (both departmental and interdisciplinary) to showcase their goals and activities during the course of this academic year. We would like each Teaching Circle to present this information in either a flyer/brochure or a poster format. For those opting for the brochure/flyer format, we would like to have copies available for distribution at the Recognition Dinner, and later we would like to post this information on the RP website. For those opting for the poster format, we will have space available to display the posters at the recognition dinner. The dinner is usually attended by a large number of RP members, the provost, and the deans of each college. This event will be an excellent way for you to receive recognition for the work you have done. It is also an excellent opportunity for RP to showcase and promote the diversity of interests and accomplishments supported through the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Reflective Practice Workshops

  • October 15, 2005
    Maximizing the “R” in RP-Reflective Practice In Action versus On Action
    • Reflection-in-Action and Reflection-on-Action by Laurel Black
    • Reflection-in-Action and Reflection-on-Action by Judith Villa
    • Reflective Journals by Gian Pagnucci