Further Dialogue on Creating and Changing Academic Programs
Presented by Bernard Bull
Wednesday September 5, 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the Manor Ballroom
Following the presentation to faculty on August 13 about the new process for creating and changing academic programs, Bernard Bull will lead a conversation highlighting how the process would work. Faculty are encouraged to bring ideas for new programs or program changes to create examples for the conversation.
Critical Conversations: Curriculum in a Post-Christian Culture
Led by Bernard Bull
Thursday September 6, 3:30 – 5:00pm in the Manor Living Room
This session is for faculty. During this session, we will consider curriculum in light of the current culture, a culture in which Christian teachings are sometimes defined or framed as intolerant, irrelevant, bigoted, and even potentially illegal. What are the implications for what and how we teach? How do we prepare students for faith and life in such a context?
Student Evaluation of Teaching: Getting the Meaningful Results You Want
Led by Robert Hill
Monday September 17, 4:10—4:50 pm in Science 101
The focus of this session is how to get your students to complete their online teaching evaluations and to take them seriously, a process that begins long before the end of the semester. We will explore strategies to solicit detailed, meaningful, and helpful student feedback.
Faculty Book Club: What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain
- Wednesday September 26, 4:10 – 5:00 in Krieger 107
- Monday October 15, 4:00 – 5:00 in the Manor Living Room
- Monday November 5, 4:00 – 5:00 in Science 105
What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? The short answer is—it’s not what teachers do, it’s what they understand. Lesson plans and lecture notes matter less than the special way teachers comprehend the subject and value human learning. The best teachers know their subjects inside and out—but they also know how to engage and challenge students and to provoke impassioned responses. Most of all, they believe two things fervently: that teaching matters and that students can learn. In stories both humorous and touching, Ken Bain describes examples of ingenuity and compassion, of students’ discoveries of new ideas and the depth of their own potential. What the Best College Teachers Do is a treasure trove of insight and inspiration for first-year teachers and seasoned educators alike.
Faculty Round Tables: Communicative Fluency
Tuesday November 6, 4:00 – 5:00 pm in Science 102
Presented by Tammy Ferry
Come be informed and inspired about how to help your students grow in real world communication!
All faculty are invited to attend and every department is expected to have representation. Light refreshments will be provided.
Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) and the Assessment Committee.