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To Improve The Academy

Author : James E. Groccia
ISBN : 9781118282854
Genre : Education
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An annual publication of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD), To Improve the Academy offers a resource for improvement in higher education to faculty and instructional development staff, department chairs, faculty, deans, student services staff, chief academic officers, and educational consultants. Contents include: Professional development for geographically dispersed faculty Implementing a learning consortium for communication and change Faculty engagement in program-level outcomes assessment What educational developers need to know about faculty-artists Exploring the spiritual roots of midcareer faculty Raising funds from faculty for faculty development centers Mentoring in higher education Tough-love consulting in order to effect change Research on the impact of educational development Examining effective faculty practice Insights on millennial students Contemplative pedagogy of teaching and learning centers Faculty and student perspectives on course evaluation terminology Questions about student ratings Small-group individual diagnosis to improve online instruction Supporting international faculty Complex ecologies of diversity, identity, teaching, and learning Organizational strategies for fostering faculty racial inclusion The truth about students' capacity for multitasking Tweeting: the 2011 POD HBCUFDN Conference Twitter backchannel Designing active learning with flexible technology

To Improve The Academy

Author : Catherine M. Wehlburg
ISBN : 1882982657
Genre : Education
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An annual publication of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, volume 22 of To Improve the Academy is a collection of articles that focus on the role of faculty, instructional, and organizational development in ensuring excellence in education. Recognizing the urgency caused by a recent rash of budget and staff cuts and falling course enrollment, the authors provide new perspectives on how to address the growing need for providing quality, effective higher education. The book is divided into six sections: Section I, Past, Present, and Future of SoTL: provides an overview of the scholarship of teaching and learning Section II, Assessment and Faculty Development: presents tested methods for assessing both student learning and the impact of faculty development Section III, Curriculum Design and Evaluation: describes different tools for redesigning curriculum and improving student learning Section IV, Faculty Development Tools: presents models for enhancing current methods of faculty development Section V, Student Learning and Faculty Development: focuses on helping faculty work with students to enhance and improve their learning Section VI, Faculty Development with Part-Time Instructors: includes ideas for integrating adjunct faculty and graduate students into the life of an institution This book makes sense of how the changing climate in higher education is affecting how, when, and in what circumstances American students are learning. It offers an essential resource for improvement in higher education to faculty and instructional development staff, department chairs, deans, student services staff, chief academic officers, and educational consultants.

To Improve The Academy

Author : Sandra Chadwick-Blossey
ISBN : 1882982894
Genre : Education
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An annual publication of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, volume 24 of To Improve the Academy is a selection of articles on faculty development that collectively serve as a resource for academic administrators, faculty developers, full- and part-time faculty, instructional technologists, educational consultants, and institutional researchers. The authors describe their work toward institutional change in order to explore successful practices in faculty development that readers might adapt for use in their own institutions. To Improve the Academy, Volume 24, provides examples and advice designed to help readers become engaged members of their institutions and communities, as well as effective teachers who regard student learning as central to their work. The book includes essays on topics such as Culture, creativity, and communication in the academy Surviving marketplace forces on higher educational The demand for heterogeneity in college teaching A theory-based integrative model for learning and motivation Tailoring faculty development programs to faculty career stages Promoting community and professional growth for diverse faculty Creating engaged departments Faculty-centered program development and eManagement Helping faculty teach better through sequenced activities Learning communities for first-year faculty This book provides guidance for professionals who have an interest in promoting excellence in teaching and learning through faculty and organizational development.

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

Strengthening Teaching And Learning In Research Universities

Author : Bjørn Stensaker
ISBN : 9783319564999
Genre : Education
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This book offers a range of approaches and specific examples of how a sample of internationally leading research-intensive universities, from a variety of regions around the world, work to improve teaching and learning. It describes and analyzes broad university initiatives and approaches that have the potential of driving institution-wide change processes in teaching and learning, thus providing a link between strategic ambitions and cultural transformation in the universities. Globally, research-intensive universities are increasingly pressured to increase their performance in both research and education. However, while much focus internationally has been devoted to how universities are working to boost their research performance, less is known about how internationally leading universities are working to improve teaching and learning. Through comparative cases drawn from universities in Europe, Asia and the US, key practices and lessons are identified and showcased providing a unique insight into the ways internationally leading research universities work to support and enhance staff engagement in teaching and learning. It will be essential reading for researchers and advanced students working in Higher Education and Sociology, particularly those with an interest in comparative studies.

The Skillful Teacher

Author : Stephen D. Brookfield
ISBN : 9781118450291
Genre : Education
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Energize your classrooms with these key techniques for college teaching Students say the best teachers get them excited about learning, stretch their thinking, and keep them actively involved in class. But with increasingly diverse classrooms and constantly changing technology, each semester throws up new challenges for engaging students. Discover how to keep your teaching, and your students, energized with The Skillful Teacher, a practical guide to effective techniques, approaches, and methods for today's college classrooms. Providing insights, reflections, and advice from his four decades of college teaching, Stephen Brookfield now adapts his successful methods to teaching online, working with diverse student populations, and making classrooms truly inclusive. As well as being completely revised, updated, and rewritten, this edition adds six brand new chapters on: Teaching critical thinking Using play and creativity in the classroom Teaching in teams Helping students take responsibility for learning Teaching about racism Exercising teacher power responsibly Readers will delve into what learning feels like from a student's perspective, as well as absorb the wisdom of veteran college faculty with whom the author has worked. Themes from the bestselling previous editions remain, but are revisited and expanded with the perspective of an additional decade in the classroom. This authoritative guide is now even more comprehensive to better serve teachers looking to improve. Whether you are new to the classroom or are looking to rise to new challenges, The Skillful Teacher will provide answers, expand your repertoire of techniques, and invigorate your teaching and your classrooms.

Tools For Teaching

Author : Barbara Gross Davis
ISBN : 047056945X
Genre : Education
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This is the long-awaited update on the bestselling book that offers a practical, accessible reference manual for faculty in any discipline. This new edition contains up-to-date information on technology as well as expanding on the ideas and strategies presented in the first edition. It includes more than sixty-one chapters designed to improve the teaching of beginning, mid-career, or senior faculty members. The topics cover both traditional tasks of teaching as well as broader concerns, such as diversity and inclusion in the classroom and technology in educational settings.

Reaching Students

Author : Linda Kober
ISBN : 0309300436
Genre : Education
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The undergraduate years are a turning point in producing scientifically literate citizens and future scientists and engineers. Evidence from research about how students learn science and engineering shows that teaching strategies that motivate and engage students will improve their learning. So how do students best learn science and engineering? Are there ways of thinking that hinder or help their learning process? Which teaching strategies are most effective in developing their knowledge and skills? And how can practitioners apply these strategies to their own courses or suggest new approaches within their departments or institutions? "Reaching Students" strives to answer these questions. "Reaching Students" presents the best thinking to date on teaching and learning undergraduate science and engineering. Focusing on the disciplines of astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, geosciences, and physics, this book is an introduction to strategies to try in your classroom or institution. Concrete examples and case studies illustrate how experienced instructors and leaders have applied evidence-based approaches to address student needs, encouraged the use of effective techniques within a department or an institution, and addressed the challenges that arose along the way. The research-based strategies in "Reaching Students" can be adopted or adapted by instructors and leaders in all types of public or private higher education institutions. They are designed to work in introductory and upper-level courses, small and large classes, lectures and labs, and courses for majors and non-majors. And these approaches are feasible for practitioners of all experience levels who are open to incorporating ideas from research and reflecting on their teaching practices. This book is an essential resource for enriching instruction and better educating students.

The Truly Diverse Faculty

Author : S. Fryberg
ISBN : 9781137456069
Genre : Education
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Many universities in the twenty-first century claim "diversity" as a core value, but fall short in transforming institutional practices. The disparity between what universities claim as a value and what they accomplish in reality creates a labyrinth of barriers, challenges, and extra burdens that junior faculty of color must negotiate, often at great personal and professional risk. This volume addresses these obstacles, first by foregrounding essays written by junior faculty of color and second by pairing each essay with commentary by senior university administrators. These two university constituencies play crucial roles in diversifying the academy, but rarely have an opportunity to candidly engage in dialogue. This volume harnesses the untapped collective knowledge in these constituencies, revealing how diversity claims, when poorly conceived and under-actualized, impact the university as an intellectual work environment and as a social filter for innovative ideas.

The Theory And Practice Of Online Learning

Author : Terry Anderson
ISBN : 9781897425084
Genre : Computers
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Neither an academic tome nor a prescriptive 'how to' guide, The Theory and Practice of Online Learning is an illuminating collection of essays by practitioners and scholars active in the complex field of distance education. Distance education has evolved significantly in its 150 years of existence. For most of this time, it was an individual pursuit defined by infrequent postal communication. But recently, three more developmental generations have emerged, supported by television and radio, teleconferencing, and computer conferencing. The early 21st century has produced a fifth generation, based on autonomous agents and intelligent, database-assisted learning, that has been referred to as Web 2.0. The second edition of "The Theory and Practice of Online Learning" features updates in each chapter, plus four new chapters on current distance education issues such as connectivism and social software innovations.

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