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Peer Review Of Teaching

Author : Nancy Van Note Chism
ISBN : 1882982258
Genre : Education
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Peer review, when done well, has been seen to reinvigorate teaching, provide detailed appraisal, and enrich evidence on which decisions about compensation and promotion are made. In this concise, yet comprehensive book, Nancy Van Note Chism offers a framework for the use of peer review; lists the tasks involved in setting up a peer-review program; and provides guidelines, protocols, checklists, and reproducible rating forms for reviewing course materials, classroom performance and non-course teaching activities, such as overall departmental teaching efforts and teaching portfolios. She addresses institution-level issues: policies about peer review; responsibilities of administrators, reviewers, and reviewees; and the components of an effective peer-review system. The book is offered in the hope that providing examples and forms will not reduce the important work of peer review to mere forms or rigid procedures, but will empower faculty to articulate standards, perform their reviews systematically, and realize that engaging in peer reviews can be an approachable, helpful task. Peer reviews are rooted in the foundational approach of teaching as communal work that opens dialogue, probes assumptions, encourages sharing, and creates a culture that supports and sustains good teaching.

Evaluating Teaching In Higher Education A Vision For The Future

Author : Katherine E. Ryan
ISBN : 0787954489
Genre : Education
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This issue analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of current approaches to evaluating teaching and recommends practical strategies for both improving current evaluation methods and developing new ones. The contributors provide an overview of new techniques such as peer evaluations, portfolios, and student ratings of instructors and technologies that can help instructors become more effective and help institutions demonstrate that effectiveness. This is the 83rd issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Teaching and Learning.

Cases On Quality Teaching Practices In Higher Education

Author : Salter, Diane J.
ISBN : 9781466636620
Genre : Education
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Although educators continue to face the issue of maintaining quality teaching practices, academic managers and educational developers face significant challenges when changing in higher education teaching strategies. Cases on Quality Teaching Practices in Higher Education presents international case studies of individual approaches and institutional examples to benefit teachers at the individual level as well as institutional leaders involved in change. This publication is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate level courses in education related best practices in pedagogy, innovation in the use of technology, and the future direction of universities in the advancement of teaching practices.

A Guide To Faculty Development

Author : Kay Herr Gillespie
ISBN : 1882982452
Genre : Education
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Assembled and written under the auspices of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, this book is a fundamental resource for faculty developers, as well as for faculty and administrators interested in promoting and sustaining faculty development within their institution. Based on POD's classic volume. A Handbook for New Practitioners, this new book offers up-to-date and relevant information on a range of faculty development topics, including Setting up a faculty development program by examining organizational options, program types, and ten principles of good practice in creating and sustaining teaching and learning centers Assessing teaching practices: the evaluation process, individual consultation, classroom observation, and small group instructional diagnosis Practical strategies to consider in promoting a faculty development program, staging successful workshops, producing newsletters, using technology, and creating a positive classroom climate Reaching specific audiences such as department chairs and poor teachers Using problem-based learning Addressing diversity issues in the classroom, implementing multicultural faculty development activities, and including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people How to establish a successful faculty development committee

Engaging Large Classes

Author : Christine A. Stanley
ISBN : 1882982517
Genre : Education
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Large classes have become a fact of life in colleges and universities across America; even as academic funding has decreased, class enrollments have continued to rise. Although students, teachers, and administrators are often concerned by the potentially negative impact of uneven teacher-to-student ratios, large classes also offer many potential advantages that are less recognized and not always maximized. In Engaging Large Classes, the authors demonstrate that large classes can be just as stimulating and rewarding as smaller classes. Written by experienced teachers of large classes across a wide range of disciplines and institutions, this book provides faculty members and administrators with instructional strategies and advice on how to enhance large class settings. This book summarizes many of the core issues related to successfully teaching large classes, including An honest review of the advantages and disadvantages of large classes Advice on how to design, plan, manage, and fairly assess large classes The universality of large-class issues across disciplines, from classroom management to working with teaching assistants Strategies for using classroom technology, active learning, and collaborative learning Seventeen detailed examples of large classes from a range of higher education institutions The authors not only present an overview of research on teaching large classes, they also equip readers with helpful insight into the mechanics of large-class pedagogy. This book has the potential to change the way academia views the reality of teaching large classes.

Developing A Comprehensive Faculty Evaluation System

Author : Raoul A. Arreola
ISBN : UVA:X030111208
Genre : Education
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This handbook provides a systematic, proven approach for developing a fair and consistent faculty evaluation system that can be adapted to the unique values, needs, missions, traditions, and overall culture of any institution. Based on thirty-six years of research and experience building and operating large-scale faculty evaluation systems and consulting to thousands of college and university personnel, the author has established an eight-step process for building a comprehensive evaluation system. These steps include Determining the faculty role model Determining the faculty role model parameter values Determining roles in the faculty role model Determining role component weights Determining appropriate sources of information Determining the source impact weights Determining how information should be gathered Completing the system by selecting or designing forms, protocols, and rating scales In this third edition, each step, including the definitions of the various roles to be evaluated, has been expanded and enhanced based on the experiences of many institutions that have followed the procedure outlined in the book. The third edition also features a new introduction; fresh research in the field; updated forms and procedures; a new, detailed case study of an institution that developed a Web-enabled, computer-supported system based on the eight-step process; and a new body of work that defines the professoriate as a meta-profession with a rubric for defining more than twenty faculty skill sets. Readers will learn how to generate and use an overall composite rating in promotion, tenure, merit pay, and post-tenure review decisions; they will also discover the issues in designing or finding, using and cataloging student rating forms. Sample forms, worksheets, models, and sample faculty evaluation manuals round out this practical, user-friendly handbook for anyone developing a faculty evaluation system.

Blended Learning

Author : Anthony G. Picciano
ISBN : 9781134742028
Genre : Education
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Blended learning, which combines the strength of face-to-face and technology-enhanced learning, is increasingly being seen as one of the most important vehicles for education reform today. Blended learning allows both teacher and learner access to radically increased possibilities for understanding how we transmit and receive information, how we interact with others in educational settings, how we build knowledge, and how we assess what we have taught or learned. Blended Learning: Research Perspectives, Volume 2 provides readers with the most current, in-depth collection of research perspectives on this vital subject, addressing institutional issues, design and adoption issues, and learning issues, as well as an informed meditation on future trends and research in the field. As governments, foundations, schools, and colleges move forward with plans and investments for vast increases in blended learning environments, a new examination of the existing research on the topic is essential reading for all those involved in this educational transformation.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Author : Kathleen Manning
ISBN : 9780415952583
Genre : Education
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In the day-to-day work of higher education administration, student affairs professionals know that different institutional types - whether a small liberal arts college, a doctoral intensive institution, or a large private university - require different practical approaches. Despite this, most student affairs literature emphasizes a "one size fits all" approach to practice. In this book, leading scholars Kathleen Manning, Jillian Kinzie and John Schuh advocate a new approach by presenting eleven models of student affairs practice. These models are based on a qualitative, multi-institutional case study research project involving twenty institutions of higher education varying by type, size and mission. By accessibly presenting different types of institutions that have all experienced higher than predicted levels of student engagement and graduation rates the authors set out to discover the policies, practices and programs that can contribute to student success.

The Paradoxical Brain

Author : Narinder Kapur
ISBN : 9781139495790
Genre : Psychology
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The Paradoxical Brain focuses on a range of phenomena in clinical and cognitive neuroscience that are counterintuitive and go against the grain of established thinking. The book covers a wide range of topics by leading researchers, including: • Superior performance after brain lesions or sensory loss • Return to normal function after a second brain lesion in neurological conditions • Paradoxical phenomena associated with human development • Examples where having one disease appears to prevent the occurrence of another disease • Situations where drugs with adverse effects on brain functioning may have beneficial effects in certain situations A better understanding of these interactions will lead to a better understanding of brain function and to the introduction of new therapeutic strategies. The book will be of interest to those working at the interface of brain and behaviour, including neuropsychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists and neuroscientists.

Evaluation In Foreign Language Education In The Middle East And North Africa

Author : Sahbi Hidri
ISBN : 9783319432342
Genre : Education
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This book presents evaluation cases from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) context, investigating the various facets of evaluation in different parts of the MENA region and beyond. In 19 chapters, it explores cases from Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Sudan, Syria, the UAE, Turkey, Iran and Morocco. The book highlights the impact of evaluation on a range of stakeholders, arguing that it has repercussions at the individual, societal, economic, cultural and political levels, that it also has an ethical dimension, and that it is tailored to people’s needs, helping them to remain abreast of the effectiveness and efficiency of programs. Further, the book explores controversial issues concerning different evaluation themes, such as teacher and staff evaluation, assessment practices, text genre analysis evaluation, assessment of productive skills, textbook and ICT evaluation, evaluation of ELT certificates and programs, quality assurance, ESP needs analysis, assessment literacy, and dynamic assessment. It addresses key challenges, such as who the “right people” to implement evaluation are, and the appropriate use of evaluation results to avoid any misuse or harm to any stakeholder. In closing, the book calls for further research venues on the relevance of evaluation, testing and assessment in the MENA context and beyond.

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