1000 E. University, Dept. 3334, Coe Library 510
Laramie, WY 82071
Developed by fellow University of Wyoming faculty, these sessions are designed to provide you with some genuinely useful advice. Lunch will be provided. These sessions are applicable whether you are already in the throes of teaching, or simply preparing for the fall semester. Please join and/or leave a session as your schedule demands.
The first part of the session will deal with simple ways that you can establish a positive environment in the classroom, and get to know a little about your students’ backgrounds, fears and expectations. The second part of the session will deal with how to cope with unexpected challenges or conflict.
In this session, you will receive tips and advice on good presentation techniques, as well as some pointers on how to use PowerPoint effectively during lectures.
From moments after birth, people develop within social relationships—we come to the world biologically ready to engage with other people, and the emotions we feel in social contexts shape how we feel about ourselves and how we learn. Based on recent research (developmental, cognitive and neuroscientific), Mary Helen Immordino-Yang will engage the audience in a discussion about how learning happens and how teachers can support it. Please check the ECTL website under special sessions for materials to review prior to the talk.
In this session we will address how to promote student accountability in a number of ways: we will discuss the use of low-grade formative assessment, how to “flip” the classroom to encourage students to be prepared, and how to develop students’ self-evaluative and “learning-to-learn” skills.
The following sessions are offered by the Office of Academic Affairs to familiarize new faculty and academic professionals with the tenure and reappointment process. Please register for the session that applies to you.
Nicole Ballenger, Associate Provost, will outline the path to tenure and promotion at UW and provide some very helpful suggestions.
Nicole Ballenger, Associate Provost, will outline the career path for extended term academic professionals. The talk will be accompanied by a panel of advanced APs who will relate their stories thus far at UW.
If you attend three or more ECTL New Faculty Seminars over the course of the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters, your name will be entered ONCE in a drawing at the end of the spring semester for one of four $500 awards from the ECTL for professional development funds. Attend more than three and each extra session attended will earn you another entry!
Note: the sessions offered by Academic Affairs for tenure and reappointment are not eligible for the draw.