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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 f or the usu regional campuses april 16 2013

The Documentation of

Faculty Teaching

for

The USU Regional Campuses

April 16, 2013

Laurens H. Smith Jr, PhD.

Executive Senior Vice Provost


The documentation of faculty teaching f or the usu regional campuses april 16 2013

  • Rocky & Bullwinkle

  • Boris Badenov


The documentation of faculty teaching f or the usu regional campuses april 16 2013

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


  • The documentation of faculty teaching f or the usu regional campuses april 16 2013

    Documentation of RESEARCH

    What You Do

    Actions

    &

    Outcomes

    Reflections

    &

    Assessment

    Goals


    The documentation of faculty teaching f or the usu regional campuses april 16 2013

    Teaching documentation

    • Prescribed Checklist

    • Individualized Narrative

      • Articulate Philosophy and Approach

      • Motivation, Effort, Activities

      • Engagement and Creativity

      • Assessment and Improvement


    The documentation of faculty teaching f or the usu regional campuses april 16 2013

    WHAT DO YOU TEACH?

    What do you do?

    =

    • Document teaching activity and teaching assignments

    • Course #NameLevel Enrollment Venue Frequency Taught

    • BIOL 2000Human 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


    The documentation of faculty teaching f or the usu regional campuses april 16 2013

    Why do you do it?

    =

    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?


    The documentation of faculty teaching f or the usu regional campuses april 16 2013

    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?!


    The documentation of faculty teaching f or the usu regional campuses april 16 2013

    • 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.


    The documentation of faculty teaching f or the usu regional campuses april 16 2013

    • 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?!


    The documentation of faculty teaching f or the usu regional campuses april 16 2013

    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?!


    The documentation of faculty teaching f or the usu regional campuses april 16 2013

    Documentation of teaching

    What You Do

    Engaged

    Knowledgeable

    Innovative

    Imaginative

    Follow through

    and productive

    Actions

    &

    Outcomes

    Reflections

    &

    Assessment

    Goals


    The documentation of faculty teaching f or the usu regional campuses april 16 2013

    • TEACHING DOCUMENTATION

      • Responsibilities

      • Philosophy or Statement

      • Assessment

      • Engagement

      • Improvements

      • Goals


    The documentation of faculty teaching f or the usu regional campuses april 16 2013

    • 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


    The documentation of faculty teaching f or the usu regional campuses april 16 2013

    • Is the documentation of Teaching A Magic Trick?

    • Questions, comments, discussion?


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