Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

 

NEW FACULTY PROGRAMS & RESOURCES

Please email CETL if you would like information covered in any of our workshops.

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New Faculty Workshops 2016-2017

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Student Ratings of Instruction / Course Evaluations

Atwood Voyageurs South from 4:30-6:00pm

Plans for the workshop:

  • Discussion of higher education research findings on the myths and realities surrounding the use of student ratings to demonstrate the effectiveness of teaching.
  • Examination of sample evaluation tools created by scholars that are most likely to give us valuable information to improve our practice.
  • Opportunity for participants to bring the student ratings surveys they currently use, and others they have learned about, to work with each other and make revisions.
  • Questions, concerns and contractual contexts

Course Evaluation Guidance For Students

Good and Bad Survey Questions Handout

Workshop Slide Presentation with complete notes

Student Ratings of Instruction - Sample Survey

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PDR Café and Workshop - February 23, 2017

Miller Center 114/115 from 4:30-6:30pm

This workshop will provide hands-on guidance by the CETL Director on best practices and guidelines for faculty to prepare a high quality professional development report and promotion/tenure portfolio. The workshop will include a tie-in to contractual requirements and guidelines including a highlight on Appendix G of the Minnesota State-IFO Master Agreement. Additionally, facilitators will address how faculty members may use the PDR and professional review processes to tell the story of their work related to this year’s dimension of Our Husky Compact, Engage as a Member of a Diverse and Multicultural World.

PDR Workshop PowerPoint

 

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Student Life Workshop "Campus Myth Busters: Part Deux"- February 9th, 2017

Atwood Memorial Center, Voyageurs South from 4:30-6:00pm

The Campus Myth Busters are back by popular demand to bring you exciting, real life situations that affect your classrooms, your students, and your peace of mind.

This interactive session will feature topics such as:

  • dealing with classroom disruptions and cheating,
  • providing accommodations to students with disabilities,
  • accessing student support services,
  • and many more!

Come to this exciting extravaganza with your questions and/or classroom tales. We want to hear them and we hope to see you there!

Presenters:

Andria Belisle, Director, Student Disability Services;

John Eggers, Director, Counseling and Psychological Services,

Judith Siminoe, Special Advisor to the President

Jerry Bulisco, Associate Dean of Students

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Advising Workshop - January 26th, 2017

MC 114/115 from 4:30-6:00pm

Participants will be invited to complete a short D2L course, Advising @ SCSU, prior to the workshop. The course includes information and resources regarding academic advising as a field, as well as specific information on the advising model and resources here at St. Cloud State. Included in the course is a small handbook of resources which can be uploaded to a tablet, phone or computer which includes material many advisors reference on a daily basis.

Participants are asked to bring the handbook in electronic format or print and bring whichever pages are of particular interest.

During the workshop, participants will have a chance to build on the material in the course through conversation with the Director of Advising and Student Transitions as well as other participants

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Research & Grants Workshop - November 30, 2016

Atwood Alumni Room from 4:30-6:30pm

Research and Sponsored Programs staff will discuss:

1) The basics of proposal development

2) The resources available to assist you

3) Grant searching tools/resources

4) Institutional processes related to proposal development

 

For the PowerPoint shown at the workshop, click here.

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Advising Workshop - October 26, 2016

Atwood Voyageurs North from 4:45-6:45pm

About the Workshop

Participants will be invited to complete a short D2L course, Advising @ SCSU, prior to the workshop. The course includes information and resources regarding academic advising as a field, as well as specific information on the advising model and resources here at St. Cloud State. Included in the course is a small handbook of resources which can be uploaded to a tablet, phone or computer which includes material many advisors reference on a daily basis.

Participants are asked to bring the handbook in electronic format or print and bring whichever pages are of particular interest.

During the workshop, participants will have a chance to build on the material in the course through conversation with the Director of Advising and Student Transitions as well as other participants.

 

 

New Faculty PDP Workshops Series 2016-2017

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Part 1: CETL Director and Faculty Association Workshop - September 14, 2016

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Click on image above to view PowerPoint from PDP Workshop Part 1.

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Part 2: Panel Discussion with Deans Regarding PDP/PDR - September 21, 2016

 

 

New Faculty Orientation 2016-17

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Thank you for joining us at the 2016-2017 Fall Convocation New Faculty Orientation!

Hosted by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, New Faculty Orientation features important information, resources and support for new faculty joining the Saint Cloud State University. The two-day event offers presentations on Introduction to Academic Technologies Team, Opportunities for Engagement in Teaching and Learning, tips on effective ways to demonstrate effectiveness, survive the First Day of class, advice on tapping resources to support teaching and research, and key introductions to University contacts and sources. New Faculty Orientation workshops will continue throughout the year with discussions and events designed to ensure a successful start to a rewarding career.

For more information check our Schedule!

For 2016 University Fall Convocation, see our CETL page!

Please refer to our 2016 Fall Convocation Booklet for more information and session descriptions.

 

New Faculty Resources

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CETL GUIDEBLOG

Click the image below to access the guideblog!

CETL Faculty e-Handbook

 

TIPS FOR THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS:

First Day Tips

Article: The First Day of Class

HIGH IMPACT PRACTICES:

According to AACU, "The following teaching and learning practices have been widely tested and have been shown to be beneficial for college students from many backgrounds. These practices take many different forms, depending on learner characteristics and on institutional priorities and contexts." The practices which include collaborative assignments and projects, service learning and community engagement, are known as High Impact Practices. For more information, please go to AACU's website.

SAMPLE COURSE EVALUATIONS:

Teacher Education

SAMPLE COURSE SYLLABI:

Cindy Gruwell Library 180 Intro to Academic Research

RESOURCES ON LEARNING STYLES:

Learning Styles: Concepts and Evidence

Learning Styles, are they a myths or a reality: See Daniel Willingham's video summary

and article with Cedar Reiner in Change Magazine.

 

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