Upcoming Spring 2016 Events
Faculty Institute for Learning Assessment: New this spring! What are your primary concerns about student learning? Did any of your classroom activities or assignments, or assessments, leave you wondering about student engagement or learning? This 3 day workshop is designed to provide you with information, collegial support, tools and time to improve student learning. The institute will take place on March 22nd, 23rd and 24th. By the end of the institute you will have a robust assessment plan for your course. Deadline for application: Feb. 26th (click here).
University-Wide Teaching Conference: Each year the University-Wide Council on Teaching and Faculty Development (UCTFD) co-sponsors, with CELT and ESTS, a conference on teaching, and learning. The conference rotates between the Boston, Grafton and Meford campuses. These highly interactive conferences have taken place for twenty-five years, and each year, the attendance has grown. This year it will be held on May 23rd and 24th, 2016 in Medford.
Inclusive Excellence Faculty Learning Communities: We invite those teaching undergraduate students to join one of our two new learning communities. These self-directed interdisciplinary groups of up to 12 faculty meet over the course of a year (with a schedule they determine). They learn together from the literature, other universities, experts on these topics, and connect to their personal experience. Each community has a budget to use for food, speakers, and books to support the development of community and learning.
“Plan Ahead for Missed Classes!” Take a look at some of the resources Educational Technology Services (ETS) has compiled in the case of unanticipated classes canceled due to weather or illness. Plan ahead to make your semester as seamless as possible! https://sites.tufts.edu/ets/snow-day/
High Impact Educational Practices
Check out High Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter, a free e-book published by the American Association of Colleges and Universities. This book focuses on teaching and learning practices that have been tested and shown to increase college student’s retention and student engagement. This research will show which practices are effective and how students have access to them, as well as the effects that might be had on different cohorts.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching
Tufts Campus Only: Click here for access to the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching
Check out Alicia Russell’s article on “Online Teaching as a Catalyst for Re-Examining Pedagogical Assumptions” in the August issue!