As summertime often presents an opportunity to retool classes, this may be a timely guide especially if you’re looking at amping up your–or entering into the world of–online teaching. It introduces readers to some basic terminology, suggests principles and practices, and dissuades from misperceptions.
For our final faculty colloquium of the year, two colleagues will reflect on their experiences last summer with two programs organized by the CCCU.
Alan Frost will discuss his participation in the New Faculty Institute held at Calvin College, while Susan Wesner will share insights from the Women’s Leadership Development Institute in Cedar Springs, Washington.
The program begins at 11:00 AM in the Reed Room and refreshments will be served.
This year’s faculty Pecha Kucha will address the theme “The Book that Changed Me.” Join us to hear from Lanette Poteete-Young, G.E. Colpitts, Jeffery Carl, Pete Sandberg, and Marsha Vaughn, as they address the subject in the challenging 20 x 20 format (20 slides, 20 seconds each).
The Pecha Kucha will be held in the Reed Room at 11 AM on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome!
The Chronicle issued a lengthy (20+ pp.) guide of advice to have a great first day of the semester, including engaging four key principles:
The report goes beyond the isolated first day, with considerations for preparing for and following up on the actual start of the semester. Have a good one!
Does your final exam measure student learning or the level of exhaustion, stress, or test-taking skills among your students? Read this article from Chronicle Vitae to see how another prof has reflected on ways to wrap the semester.
Interested in the process of thinking about thinking, and how that can help your students learn? Check out this summary from a recent book (Four-Dimensional Education) that includes a breakdown of the three levels of the metacognitive process as reported by the authors, which all hinge on different kinds of verbalization.
Seeking a richer experience for your students? Put them in charge of building the knowledge base and taking a greater lead in constructing their learning. Read about that idea, and others, in this article from the Chronicle of Higher Education.
For our second faculty colloquium of the year, Dr. Teri Stein and Dr. Josh Jones will review recent accomplishments in longtime research.
From a ten-year journey, Dr. Stein will impart insights regarding best practices when teaching, communicating with and listening to students from China and South Korea who have chosen to attend schools in the United States. In particular, she will address classroom management, mentoring strategies, family expectations, servant leadership, and becoming a “listening teacher.”
Dr. Jones will present “The Grungier Side of Scholarship,” describing his work as a contributing author for a series of music textbooks published by Clifton Hills Press. With the support of a scholarship from the Surbeck Summer Research Program, in summer 2018, he completed his first project of writing a chapter for POP MUSIC, USA on 90s grunge music.
In preparation for the colloquium, Dr. Stein asks that you watch the one-minute video below, which captures ideas and concepts that will be addressed during the presentation. Dr. Jones reminds you that, for his portion of the colloquium, flannels and cynicism are optional.
The program begins at 11:00 AM in HAWAC 221 and refreshments will be served.