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The Documentation of Faculty Teaching f or The USU Regional Campuses April 16, 2013 Laurens H. Smith Jr, PhD. Executive Senior Vice Provost. R ocky & Bullwinkle. Boris Badenov. The Documentation of Research or Creative Activity. What do you do? Why do you do it?

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The Documentation of

Faculty Teaching

for

The USU Regional Campuses

April 16, 2013

Laurens H. Smith Jr, PhD.

Executive Senior Vice Provost

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Rocky & Bullwinkle

  • Boris Badenov
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The Documentation of

Research or Creative Activity

  • What do you do?
  • Why do you do it?
  • Is it making an impact and if so, how much?
  • Where is the research program going?
      • How has your research program changed over time?
      • What would make your research program better?
      • What are the short and long term research goals and how will you achieve those?
  • Take action and achieve goals
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Documentation of RESEARCH

What You Do

Actions

&

Outcomes

Reflections

&

Assessment

Goals

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Teaching documentation

  • Prescribed Checklist
  • Individualized Narrative
    • Articulate Philosophy and Approach
    • Motivation, Effort, Activities
    • Engagement and Creativity
    • Assessment and Improvement
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WHAT DO YOU TEACH?

What do you do?

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  • Document teaching activity and teaching assignments
  • Course # Name Level Enrollment Venue Frequency Taught
  • BIOL 2000 Human PhysSoph 220 Face to Face MWF 900-950 27 times
  • Course descriptions
  • Class materials such as texts, readings, etc.
  • Syllabi with learning outcomes or goals
  • Grading plan; examples of quizzes, tests, assignments
  • Grading history
    • Student mentoring or advisor
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Why do you do it?

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WHY DO YOU TEACH THE WAY YOU DO?

  • Reflections and the Teaching Philosophy
  • What is your teaching style, and why?
  • What are your teaching goals? Short term, long term, for each class.
  • What has influenced your choice of teaching approach and perspective?
  • What guides your teaching development? Are you using a scholarly approach to teaching?
  • Literature
  • Colleagues or mentors
  • Do you actively seek ways to improve your understanding of teaching?
  • What are those ways and did it make a difference?
  • What do you know about learning?
  • Do you know your students? Do you know what they know and why they are in your class?
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Is Your Teaching successful and Making an Impact?

How Do You Know?

  • Teaching Assessment
  • Student Course Ratings, Comments, Other Forms of Student Feedback
  • What do you do with student feedback?
  • What changes have you made as a result of student feedback and did they improve your teaching?
  • Have you measured improved student learning?
  • Do you pre-test student knowledge?
  • Do you do mid-term class evaluations?
  • Peer Reviews
  • Do you do them?
  • Do you know best ways to do peer reviews and apply them?
  • What is your response to peer reviews?
  • Other
  • Non-institutional Methods
  • Awards
  • Have you documented this?!
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Teaching Engagement – What have you been doing?

  • Pedagogical research and publishing.
  • Reading pedagogical literature and applying it.
  • Funding for pedagogical research.
  • Funding to improve your courses.
  • Restructuring your courses.
  • Leadership role in department or college to improve teaching.
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Teaching Engagement

  • Attend teaching and learning workshops and apply or share what you learn.
  • Participate in, or lead, a department journal club in teaching and learning.
  • Produce teaching materials.
  • Earn awards or honors for your teaching efforts.
  • Student success in ways attributable to you.
  • Have you documented this?!
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short and long term Teaching goals

  • Teaching Improvement
  • What can you do differently and better?
  • Are you doing something more than delivering content and grading?
  • How are you responding to feedback from students and peers in constructive ways?
  • Are you measuring improvement in your teaching and in student learning?
  • Are you staying updated on teaching in your field? On new teaching methods or technologies?
  • Are you trying new approaches, new textbooks or information resources?
  • What have you done innovatively to improve your teaching?
  • Have you visited classes of colleagues to observe other teaching styles and approaches?
  • Have you had colleagues with expertise in teaching visit your classes or review your teaching materials?
  • Have you documented this?!
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Documentation of teaching

What You Do

Engaged

Knowledgeable

Innovative

Imaginative

Follow through

and productive

Actions

&

Outcomes

Reflections

&

Assessment

Goals

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TEACHING DOCUMENTATION

      • Responsibilities
      • Philosophy or Statement
      • Assessment
      • Engagement
      • Improvements
      • Goals
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Take home messages

  • Have an Excellent Teaching Enterprise
  • Reflect on Your Teaching Enterprise
    • Are you investing serious effort in teaching?
    • Is it thriving and improving?
  • Routinely Update and Organize Documentation of Teaching
  • Collect Evidence of Teaching Activities
  • Consider a Teaching Journal or Log
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Is the documentation of Teaching A Magic Trick?

  • Questions, comments, discussion?
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