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New Faculty and Lecturer Series Fall 2014

These interactive sessions are designed to provide you with some genuinely useful and practical advice about teaching. They have been developed by fellow University of Wyoming faculty, and draw on expertise from the literature on teaching and learning. In many sessions, two or three experienced faculty members will join us to share their discoveries about teaching and learning. If you are not teaching until the spring semester, you will discover good ideas to include in your future courses; if you are already in the throes of teaching, you will have some experiential and pertinent thoughts and questions to share with the group.

Please feel free to join and/or leave a session as your schedule demands.

Registration is requested to assist with event planning.

 

Fall New Faculty and Lecturer Seminar Series

To register for these sessions, please click here!

These interactive sessions are designed to provide you with some genuinely useful and practical advice about teaching. They have been developed by fellow University of Wyoming faculty, and draw on expertise from the literature on teaching and learning. In many sessions, two or three experienced faculty members will join us to share their discoveries about teaching and learning. If you are not teaching until the spring semester, you will discover good ideas to include in your future courses; if you are already in the throes of teaching, you will have some experiential and pertinent thoughts and questions to share with the group. Please feel free to join and/or leave a session as your schedule demands.


Session 1: How Learning Works

Monday, September 15th Noon - 1:30 pm, Catered Lunch, Coe Library Room 506

“Any conversation about effective teaching must begin with a consideration of how students learn” (Ambrose et al, 2010). In this session, we will draw on the wealth of information from one of your New Faculty books “How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching.” We will discuss how and why certain teaching approaches do or do not support learning, and we will think about ways in which we can refine our approaches to better foster understanding, application, and transfer of knowledge and skills in our students.

 

Session 2: Campus Resources: Supporting Instructors and Students

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014: Coe 506, 12:00 – 1:30pm

Sometimes it is not the pursuit of knowledge and skills that causes the most stress in the lives of our students. Sometimes, “life” simply gets in the way.  But how do faculty, as disciplinary specialists, deal with areas outside their expertise that may be adversely affecting the teaching and learning environment? In this session, we will invite campus resource consultants to provide us with information on where to turn when the unexpected becomes the reality.

 

Session 3: Tenure and Promotion: Paths to Success for Tenure-Track Faculty

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014: Coe 506, 3:10 – 4:45pm

Academic Affairs will outline the path to tenure and promotion at UW and provide some very helpful suggestions.

Session 4 (previously listed as Session 5): Creating “Cheating-Resistant” Assessments

Monday, November 17th, 2014: Coe 506, 12:00 – 1:30pm

Plagiarism and cheating are huge concerns for faculty everywhere. Too often, we focus on catching offenders rather than preventing offenses. Though it may be impossible to completely prevent plagiarism and cheating, this workshop will focus on developing assessments that deter them — as well as helping students understand the ins and outs of academic honesty.

Session 5 (previously listed as Session 4): Reappointment and Promotion: Paths to Success for Academic Professionals

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014:  Coe 506, 3:10 – 4:45pm **Please note this is a date change from November 5th**

Academic Affairs will outline the career path for Academic Professionals. Additionally, a panel of advanced A.P.s will be available for advice and suggestions.

 

 

 


To register for these sessions, please click here!


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