Friday, October 7, 2011

Prof. Periman facilitates faculty sessions on scholarship of teaching and learning

Prof. Deb Periman, Justice faculty, will facilitate a series of five sessions for faculty on the topic of  "A Beginning Exploration of Assessing and Documenting Your Teaching." The focus of each session is the book, Inquiry into the College Classroom: A Journey Toward Scholarly Teaching.

This series is part of the "Making Learning Visible" project  is sponsored by the UAA Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE). The sessions will be held Fridays, 8:30 am - 10:00 am , October 14, 28, November 11, 18, and December 9, 2011 in LIB 304.

These sessions look at ways to identify and implement effective teaching strategies in the classroom and how to evaluate the success of these strategies using techniques that document and capture data in a structured manner. The methods outlined in Inquiry into the College Classroom help enhance teacher satisfaction and student learning by demonstrating how to ascertain if a teaching strategy is really working. This documentation informs your teaching and is also useful in preparing your tenure and promotion portfolio.