Kennesaw State University

Teaching Effectiveness

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

Participants in this workshop will apply research-based strategies for responding to student writing activities and assignments across disciplines. Using a range of student writing samples, participants will examine and employ purposeful responses to informal and formal student writing. Topics will include timeliness, types, and tone of responses; student perceptions of teacher feedback; and teacher-friendly strategies for responding to student writing.

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What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain describes the results of a fifteen-year study of nearly 100 college teachers, including how the "best" teachers were selected and what characterized the "best" teachers. This is a quick, interesting read.

McKeachie's Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers by Marilla D. Svinicki and Wilbert J. McKeachie is a great source for research-based strategies to improve student learning. The text has quick tips for meeting a class for the first time, facilitating discussion, making lectures more effective, motivation of students, assessment, and more.

McGill University - Teaching and Learning Services (http://www.mcgill.ca/tls/) has produced a series of videos that highlight how Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs) are being used at McGill to enhance student engagement and active and collaborative learning. Carolyn Samuel and students comment on fostering classroom inquiry through the immediate access to technology and the use of writable walls to promote active learning.

University of Minnesota - Learn about the College of Biological Sciences' lecture-less active learning classrooms.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

This workshop will focus on the changes in advising and mentoring due to the consolidation of SPSU and Kennesaw State University (KSU). Currently at SPSU every faculty must act as a faculty advisor and mentor for students as assigned by the department chair. The advising and mentoring is considered as a part of teaching activity for tenure and promotion evaluation.

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the workshop, participants will:
¥ Be able to explain the current status of advising and mentoring at SPSU
¥ Be familiar with the current status of advising and mentoring at KSU
¥ Know the status of advising and mentoring at new University after consolidation.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

The author describes research on how knowledge in different disciplines is structured and how students and college professors perceive learning in different disciplines. She then suggests how we might use the information to improve instruction. Participants will focus on specific chapters in the book relating to their own disciplines and share insights with the group.

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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Have you modified your instruction to improve student learning? Teachers assess their student's learning daily and adjust instruction accordingly. But what part do our students play in these ongoing, formative processes? This workshop focuses on learning-centered strategies for classroom assessments to boost student motivation and learning.

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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

This book summarizes the research on STEM teaching and uses the research to make recommendations for how to improve college teaching in STEM disciplines.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Have you modified your instruction to improve student learning? Teachers assess their student's learning daily and adjust instruction accordingly. But what part do our students play in these ongoing, formative processes? This workshop focuses on learning-centered strategies for classroom assessments to boost student motivation and learning.

Presented By

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