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Outcomes-Based Assessment for Teaching & Learning Centers – Magna Online Seminar

From Faculty Focus Outcomes-Based Assessment for Teaching & Learning Centers Do the decision makers at your university understand what your teaching and learning center contributes to the overall value of the institution? In today’s era of constant change and increasingly strict higher education budgets, it is no longer enough to run high-quality, successful faculty development … Continue reading

Survey: Digital Textbooks Gaining Esteem in Student Eyes

From Campus TechnologyBy Dian Schaffhauser, 09/02/14 “Digital textbooks are becoming a bigger part of the vernacular in higher education. A recent survey showed that slightly more than three out of five students use interactive textbooks with features that include video, audio and quizzes; more than two out of five students work in courses that use … Continue reading

6th annual SoTL Commons Conference

The 6th annual SoTL Commons Conference (Scholarship of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education) will be held March 27-29, 2013 in Savannah, Georgia. The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (CTLS) will host the 6th annual SoTL Commons conference in Savannah, Georgia. The conference brings together people engaging in SoTL and anyone wanting to improve … Continue reading

8th Annual NEEAN Academic Assessment Institute

From my POD listserv: 8th Annual NEEAN Academic Assessment Institute Keene State College, New Hampshire June 7, Thurs 10:00am through June 8, Fri 2:30pm, 2012 Keynote Speaker Steven E. Weisler, Ph.D. Hampshire College Research Fellow for The New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability Purpose The NEEAN Annual Academic Assessment Institute supports college and university … Continue reading

Professor Dancealot

In a recent POD listserv discussion focused on increasing understanding of the core purposes of assessment (assessing learning, and adjusting teaching-learning practice), the YouTube video Professor Dancealot was put forth as ‘one simple task’ which might be used with a group of faculty – in an effort to begin to move an entire campus forward … Continue reading

Conference of the International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED)

Conference of the International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED) “Across the Globe Higher Education Learning and Teaching” – Bangkok, 23rd – 25th July The general aim of the ICED2012 Conference is to become an international meeting point for participants to reflect and exchange ideas and experiences in researching and supporting educational development at different levels … Continue reading

Flipped Classes and SETs

Jim Morrison (Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership at UNC-Chapel Hill) talked in a recent POD post about an article in the Chronicle on “flipped” classrooms, peer instruction, and active learning and his experiences transitioning from using a “predominant lecture/teacher-led discussion mode to using a technology-enabled active learning approach” in his classes during the 1990s. He … Continue reading

Mid-Term Musings on Mid-Term Course/Faculty Assessments/Surveys/Reflections

I’ve been reading and thinking about mid-term course/faculty assessments. We’re just a few weeks beyond mid-term and the topic is popping up on teaching/learning listservs and in conversations with colleagues. I’ve been doing student surveys and reflections in all of my classes (online, f2f, applied lessons and ensembles) for many years – a knowledge/beginning-of-semester survey, … Continue reading

POD Leadership Development Institute 2011

The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD) and Michigan State University are hosting the inaugural POD Leadership Development Institute 2012. The POD Leadership Development Institute (LDI) is “designed to provide an introduction to leadership development for faculty developers and other academic administrators in higher education. The POD LDI will be analogous to … Continue reading

CTE White Paper: Building from Content to Community: [Re]Thinking the Transition to Online Teaching and Learning

The Online Teaching and Learning Resource Guide at Virginia Commonwealth University is an excellent resource, found in the VCU Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE). The white paper (linked below) provides a “best practices” analysis, particularly highlighting the role of faculty development for a successful online learning initiative. From the site: The CTE authored this white paper, Building … Continue reading

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