Honors College Faculty Series

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Effective Teaching Practice

September


Maximizing the First Day of Class

Morning & Afternoon times in September (Date TBA)
  • Important practices to include in your first day of class to set tone, expectations, and ensure a good start that will influence the rest of the term. Emphasis on techniques to comfortably obtain helpful information, rapport-building techniques, establishing teaching presence and course policies.
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Creating and Using Rubrics (Part 1)

September (Date TBA)
  • How do you assess what students know when a test isn't appropriate? Join us to explore how rubrics can significantly expand quality assessment in our teaching. Rubrics can be created for a variety of applications such as increasing grading efficiency and objectivity, guiding peer evaluation of presentations, and justification for assigning course grades. Learn the steps for rubric creation and how to apply and refine your rubrics for maximum benefit. Presenter Lee Meadows, PhD, will demonstrate the utility of a rubric and lead participants through the creation process using several example.
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October


Creating Learning Objectives for Design and Assessment

  • Morning & Afternoon times in October (Date TBA)
  • ABCD Method of writing course learning objectives, selection of appropriate terms and outcomes, and linking your objectives to professional behavior and examinations will be explored. The merits of Bloom versus SOLO taxonomy will also be discussed..
  • Registration required

Team-Based Learning Workshop

October (Date TBA), Alumni House.
  • Dr. Larry Michaelsen, creator of the Team-Based Learning (TBL) method, returns to demonstrate next steps in TBL implementation.
  • Morning session: A series of activities that allow you to try different types of classroom team learning activites and how to design them. Pre-class assignment options will be showcased.
  • Afternoon session: We will explore additional issues and concerns about using learning groups including:
    1. Guiding teams for optimal results
    2. Coping with mechanics (e.g. physical layout, materials and exams, classroom procedures, grading, etc.)
    3. Q&A time with Dr. Michaelsen to address what you are encountering in your course.
  • Registration required: TBA

Faculty Quick Guide to IDEA Selection and Interpretation

October (Date TBA)
  • This session will explain the rationale for selecting objectives on the Faculty Information Form, the pros and cons of using the long (diagnostic) form versus the short form for student use, and how to make sense of the IDEA results summary report for teaching effectiveness, selecting new teaching methods to support learning goals, and curriculum revision.
  • Registration required


November


Organizing for Clarity

November (Date TBA)
  • Course organization is considered by students as one of the most important aspects when evaluating a course. This session discusses techniques to enhance course organization. Participants are encouraged to bring syllabi for courses that they would like to discuss with regard to improving organizational aspects (design, execution, communication and assessment).
  • Registration TBA

*New Tech for the Classroom Series – One of the topics may change as new options become available.

Instructional Technology Workshops

Create and deliver tests using Respondus and Respondus Lockdown Browser

Various sessions offered May-July
  • Wondering if you are using your Canvas online course to its full potential? How about giving it an upgrade! Did you know you can diversify your course assessments with questions from databases created by textbook publishers, which can easily be imported into your Canvas course?
  • In this workshop, participants will learn how to use:
    • Respondus
      • Import previously created test from Word into Canvas
      • Retrieve 'ready-made' test questions from textbook publishers and use in Canvas
    • Respondus Lockdown Browser
      • Restrict student's ability to browse to other pages, create print screens, or minimize Canvas during a test
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Create and manage written assignments using TurnItIn

Various sessions offered June-July
  • Turnitin allows you to incorporate plagiarism prevention tools in your course, use student-to-student review, and avail of a comprehensive grading interface to provide detailed feedback to your students.
  • In this workshop, participants will learn how to use:
    • Check student papers against professional journal databases, internet sites, and other institutions
    • Generate a report of similarities found in student submissions for students and faculty
    • Allow students to review each other's work and provide feedback
    • Evaluate student work using rubrics, comments, and markups
    • Develop a database of feedback comments to streamline grading procedures
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Engage students online using Collaborate virtual classroom

Various sessions offered June-July
  • Collaborate Web Conferencing (Collaborate) is a combination of two platforms, Elluminate! and Wimba Live Classroom, into one powerful web conferencing tool. Collaborate delivers a next-generation collaboration platform, incorporating two-way audio, multi-point video, interactive whiteboard, application and desktop sharing, breakout rooms, and session recording.
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