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Beyond Student Evals: Alternatives for Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness

This workshops is designed specifically for Academic Chairs or Directors.

DU is a unique institution where faculty members can truly become teacher-scholars, focusing on scholarship, creative work, service and teaching. Academic chairs are in the position of supporting all aspects of a faculty member’s role, and teaching performance is often the most difficult aspect to define and evaluate. Student end-of-course rating forms are often used as the sole source of evaluating teaching performance, although they were never meant to serve this purpose. In this session, we will explore alternative means of evaluating teaching in order to create fair and effective means of supporting teaching excellence at DU.

This workshop is designed to help participants:
·      Begin to develop a set of departmental teaching expectations
·      Explore the best use and limitations of student rating forms
·      Explore other methods for gathering evidence about teaching performance including peer review and teaching portfolios
·      Share ideas and best practices for managing teaching performance

Price: Free Event

Date: April 28, 2014

Address:
OTL Conference Room
Upper Floor of Anderson Academic Commons Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Beyond Student Evals: Alternatives for Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness

This workshops is designed specifically for Academic Chairs or Directors.

DU is a unique institution where faculty members can truly become teacher-scholars, focusing on scholarship, creative work, service and teaching. Academic chairs are in the position of supporting all aspects of a faculty member’s role, and teaching performance is often the most difficult aspect to define and evaluate. Student end-of-course rating forms are often used as the sole source of evaluating teaching performance, although they were never meant to serve this purpose. In this session, we will explore alternative means of evaluating teaching in order to create fair and effective means of supporting teaching excellence at DU.

This workshop is designed to help participants:
·      Begin to develop a set of departmental teaching expectations
·      Explore the best use and limitations of student rating forms
·      Explore other methods for gathering evidence about teaching performance including peer review and teaching portfolios
·      Share ideas and best practices for managing teaching performance

Price: Free Event

Date: April 29, 2014

Address:
OTL Conference Room
Upper Floor of Anderson Academic Commons Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Beyond Student Evals: Alternatives for Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness

This workshops is designed specifically for Academic Chairs or Directors.

DU is a unique institution where faculty members can truly become teacher-scholars, focusing on scholarship, creative work, service and teaching. Academic chairs are in the position of supporting all aspects of a faculty member’s role, and teaching performance is often the most difficult aspect to define and evaluate. Student end-of-course rating forms are often used as the sole source of evaluating teaching performance, although they were never meant to serve this purpose. In this session, we will explore alternative means of evaluating teaching in order to create fair and effective means of supporting teaching excellence at DU.

This workshop is designed to help participants:
·      Begin to develop a set of departmental teaching expectations
·      Explore the best use and limitations of student rating forms
·      Explore other methods for gathering evidence about teaching performance including peer review and teaching portfolios
·      Share ideas and best practices for managing teaching performance

Price: Free Event

Date: April 30, 2014

Address:
OTL Conference Room
Upper Floor of Anderson Academic Commons Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Identifying and Designing Student Assignments for Program Assessment

This Student Learning Assessment Workshop is designed to provide support for departments and programs engaged in identifying opportunities to assess student learning at the program level.   Programs at all stages of assessment development are invited to participate.   It is not necessary to have attended any previous assessment workshop.  Those who attended the winter quarter assessment workshop will be able to continue to work on their assessment plans at this workshop.

Participants in this workshop will:

  • Think critically about the relationship between the curriculum and student learning.
  • Identify specific opportunities to assess student learning in their programs.
  • Recognize the impact of assignment design and structure on the quality of student performance and the value of the assignment as an assessment point.
  • Develop initial (draft) designs of assignments aligned with student learning outcomes.
  • Identify (and draft) assessment tools (e.g., rubrics) for use in assessing the assignment.

As always, you are encouraged to participate as a “team” with other colleagues from your program.

 Lunch will be provided.

What to bring:

  1. A copy of the student learning outcomes for your program
  2. Laptops, tablets, or paper & pencil
  3. Examples of current student assignments associated with program assessment

 

Contact Information:   Rob.flaherty@du.edu;   Ext: 1-6012

Price: Free Event

Date: May 12, 2014

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Voice for the Professor

Faculty members across disciplines depend on their voices to communicate clearly. Happily, the use of the voice is a skill that can be improved. Anne Penner and Greg Ungar, Assistant Professors in the Department of Theatre, present a workshop on how to most effectively use, and save, your busy voice. We will talk for a bit and then get on the ground, get moving, breathing, and vibrating. We will offer warm up exercises that aim to maximize vocal variation—vital toward maintaining listener interest—and release tensions that inhibit free and easy (and heard) vocal communication. Participation in the exercises will be very relaxing and invigorating. Yawning encouraged.

Price: Free Event

Date: May 22, 2014

Available Spaces: 20

 

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