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Designing Graduate Teaching Assistants Training Programs, Bridget Melton, Yasar Bodur Aug 2015

Designing Graduate Teaching Assistants Training Programs, Bridget Melton, Yasar Bodur

Bridget F. Melton

Often graduate teaching assistants (GTA) come into their programs with little or no pedagogical background and are asked to teach a variety of undergraduate classes. The key to helping the GTA transition from an undergraduate student or professional environmental into an instructional role is critical for the integrity of any academic program. The researchers will present findings from a current qualitative study on teaching efficacy and make suggestions of how program directors can help facilitate more efficient training program for college and university graduate teaching assistantship programs. The authors will present the material in a lecture and discussion format. The ...


The Others: Cultural Competency In Nursing Education, Debbie Allen, Maggie Davis, Brenda Matzke Aug 2015

The Others: Cultural Competency In Nursing Education, Debbie Allen, Maggie Davis, Brenda Matzke

C. Michele Davis McGibony

Like the actors in the TV show “Lost,” our students must develop an understanding of ‘the others' in order to provide culturally competent care to diverse patients in rural and urban healthcare settings. However, we noticed a trend in our nursing students on standardized testing that indicated that they demonstrated significant deficits in cultural competency. In this presentation, we will discuss the qualitative and quantitative measures we will use to determine progress in cultural competency among nursing students. We will also discuss how you can incorporate key concepts of cultural competency in any course. By the end of this session ...


Multidisciplinary Pogil - A Faculty Learning Community, Laura Frost, Abbie Gail Parham, Trent W. Maurer, Joanne Chopak-Foss, Rose Mary Gee, Alison Rushing, Dena Hale, Linda Mullen, Cathie Johnson, Don Slater Aug 2015

Multidisciplinary Pogil - A Faculty Learning Community, Laura Frost, Abbie Gail Parham, Trent W. Maurer, Joanne Chopak-Foss, Rose Mary Gee, Alison Rushing, Dena Hale, Linda Mullen, Cathie Johnson, Don Slater

Joanne Chopak-Foss

The objective of this session is to discuss among multiple disciplines the use of a learning approach called Process-Oriented Guided-Inquiry Learning (POGIL) originally developed by chemistry educators. The panel will be comprised of faculty in the disciplines of marketing, accounting, foreign languages, nursing, health education, construction management, and child & family development who have adapted this approach to their discipline. The session begins with an overview of the POGIL approach. Each of the panelists will then provide a discipline specific example adapting the approach and demonstrate how the approach has affected student learning. This will be followed by a work session ...


Using Bibliometric Analyses For Evaluating Leading Journals And Top Researchers In Sotl, Josephine M. Csete, Mei Li Mar 2015

Using Bibliometric Analyses For Evaluating Leading Journals And Top Researchers In Sotl, Josephine M. Csete, Mei Li

SoTL Commons Conference

Drawing on bibliometric analyses, this session explores three questions relevant to the current state of SoTL.

1) “How is scholarship currently measured?” The relative merits and limitations of three popular bibliometric databases (Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar) and two specific measures (impact factor and h-index) will be explored.

2) “How does SoTL ‘measure up’ as a specific discipline?” Analyses of impact factors of SoTL journals, and discipline-specific journals and conference proceedings will be compared to metrics from other disciplines. Possible strategies to raise SoTL’s profile will be discussed.

3) “How might I proceed as a scholar?” Sample ...


The Challenges That Confront Us: What Teaching And Learning Scholarship Can Be Useful In The Big Tent Of Higher Education?, T. Dary Erwin Mar 2015

The Challenges That Confront Us: What Teaching And Learning Scholarship Can Be Useful In The Big Tent Of Higher Education?, T. Dary Erwin

SoTL Commons Conference

Scholars in teaching and learning serve as models for others on-campus across the globe. Yet our scholarship is needed by off-campus audiences more than ever. Arising issues of public policy about what works and what does not place us in the best possible position to offer findings and insight that has broad implications in postsecondary education. What are these issues and how can we help?


Developing And Evaluating A Stem Professional Academy And Sotl Culture, Ludwika Goodson, Laura Frost Mar 2015

Developing And Evaluating A Stem Professional Academy And Sotl Culture, Ludwika Goodson, Laura Frost

SoTL Commons Conference

The Project Director and External Evaluator report their perspectives on strategies and results of a STEM Professional Academy to Reinvigorate the Culture of Teaching (SPARCT) funded through the NSF-WIDER program. Faculty participating in SPARCT have produced fourteen scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) projects to improve student learning, retention, and attitudes in introductory STEM courses. Embedded teaching practices include project-based learning, the conceptual change model, process oriented guided inquiry learning (POGIL), classroom flipping, and some blended teaching methods. In this session, participants review: 1) evidence-based teaching practices (EBTPs) selected for the SPARCT program, 2) faculty development strategies that anchored SoTL ...


"Indirect" Routes For Encouragement Of Faculty Engagement In Sotl, Deborah Richardson, Robert Bledsoe, Adam Wyatt, Raymond Whiting Mar 2015

"Indirect" Routes For Encouragement Of Faculty Engagement In Sotl, Deborah Richardson, Robert Bledsoe, Adam Wyatt, Raymond Whiting

SoTL Commons Conference

This session will describe how initiatives that promote institutional effectiveness can lead faculty members to engage in SoTL. We will review two faculty development initiatives at our university that are not officially designed to develop SoTL projects but that nevertheless have provided opportunities for faculty members to develop such projects. One program, which trains program directors to develop and assess student learning outcomes effectively and efficiently, not only produces data to evaluate the program but also provides a database for SoTL projects. The other program, the Curriculum Design Academy, requires participating academic departments to develop assessment plans to evaluate the ...