Faculty Professional Development Opportunities
Small Changes...Lasting Impact
Dr. Ken Rhee, Chair of TEEC
2014 TEEC Brown Bag Sessions!
Mark Your Calendar
Drinks will be served
Transdisciplinary (Fill in the Blank)
October 6th at 12pm
Transdisciplinary ‐Fill in the blank. Whether it’s teaching, research, program, etc., it’s time for faculty to get together to explore what the transdisciplinary concept is really about and discuss what we can do to foster or cultivate more transdiciplinary learning & teaching across the university.
October 28th at 12pm
Grant Writing Think Tank –bring your lunch and your research interests to a conversation dedicated to thinking through grant writing. Small groups will engage in dialogue targeted to the needs of who shows up, but could include conversations around readiness for grant writing, revising applications based on feedback, writing compelling narratives, building support for your concept with community/university, or managing logistics post-‐award.
Classroom Management: How to Create Productive Learning Environments
November 19th at 12pm
What are the important components of effective classroom management? How to management a classroom with increasing diversity in students’ background? Join us for a brown bag lunch to discuss and share techniques for effective classroom management
Assessing Teaching Effectiveness
January 29th at 2pm
How is teaching effectiveness assessed at NKU? Our Handbook states that, the quality of teaching should be evaluated as objectively as possible, based on a range of criteria. It then lists seven criteria and twenty–five ways to document teaching effectiveness. Are we following the guideline? Is this helpful? Are we also utilizing the data collected by the online student evaluation effectively in our assessment of teaching effectiveness?
Teaching Effectiveness and Enhancement Committee
- Kimberly Weir
- Stephanie Klatzke
- Jennifer Stansbury Koenig
- Christopher Lawerence
- Lili Ma
- Philip McCartney
- Kenneth Rhee
- Gannon Tagher
Information Concerning Your TEEC
In September, TEEC conducted a survey of the faculty requesting input on plans for upcoming professional development opportunities. We received over 170 responses to the survey and excellent feedback. The following report summarizes the responses to the survey.
Over 69% of the respondents were aware of the TEEC workshop offerings and 40% of total respondents have attended a workshop at one point or another – many have attended multiple times. 80% of the respondents thought we should continue to offer workshops.
We also received many ideas on what we can do to attract more faculty to future workshops. Those ideas related to scheduling, topics, alternative formats, and better communication. We plan to review them and implement related improvements.
52% of the respondents were aware of the TEEC newsletter and 64% of those respondents read it at one time or another. Suggested topics involved both skill areas (e.g., communication, leadership, professionalism) and students’ learning. More relevancy for junior faculty was also suggested. We will continue to publish the newsletter and include articles on the areas of interest identified by the survey respondents.
Teaching Resources Whitepapers & Video Bank
56% of respondents thought they would be likely to use or access whitepapers on best practices in teaching. 49% noted they are likely to use or access videos on best practices in teaching.
Suggested themes for whitepapers include: pedagogical methodologies, scholarship of teaching and learning, classroom techniques and management, skill building, service learning, student segments (freshmen, international students), assessment, and grading.
Information about TEEC
TEEC is a faculty senate subcommittee focused on teaching effectiveness and enhancement. Its mission and purpose is to help faculty improve their teaching in ways that ultimately adds to students’ success.
The TEEC newsletter began publication in January of 2013. We plan to publish two issues per semester (Available on the faculty senate website). Each issue contains 5 sections: scholarship of teaching and learning, a faculty spotlight, a technology tip, a teaching tip, and a student spotlight. These articles are designed to relate to all teaching faculty, part time and full time, and new and seasoned professors alike.
Want more information about TEEC? Have an idea for a workshop, newsletter piece, whitepaper or video?
Email TEEC: TEEC@nku.edu