Teaching Excellence Academy
The Teaching Excellence Academy offers intensive exploration on the theory and practice of university teaching. Fellows are expected not only to apply what they learn to their own teaching, but also provide leadership and expertise to their colleagues. If you have any questions about course design/redesign, you are encouraged to visit with TEA Fellows and learn more about their experiences. Tenure-track, tenured, and temporary faculty are encouraged to apply and participate. The next academy is scheduled for the week of 6 January 2014. For details on applying click here.
The Teaching Excellence Academy was a great opportunity to focus on designing a new course, but I also came away full of new ideas for improving my existing courses. There is nothing like having the time to talk about teaching with interested colleagues from different disciplines. I learned a great deal and got to know people from across campus. I would highly recommend the experience for faculty members at any stage of their careers. Jennifer Oast, History
From participating in the TEA, I acquired a variety of practical ideas for improving my design of courses and for fostering student engagement. Through the sessions, I got to meet and learn from some of the best teachers on campus and also better get to know colleagues from across campus. I have incorporated much of what I learned into my teaching and have continued to work with some of the people I met through TEA. Nancy Giles, Psychology
The Teaching Excellence Academy offered me a chance to bring a really new perspective to my teaching pedagogy. I found the material and the colleague interactions very enriching. Christina Francis, English
2013 Teaching Excellence Academy Fellows and Course Projects
|Teaching Excellence Academy Fellows, January 2013
Frong Row: Cynthia Surmacz, Mary Nicholson, Kristin Pelczarski, Cynthia Venn
Back Row: Stephanie Schlitz, Jennifer Venditti, Angela Hess, Craig Young, Kevin Ball
January 2013 Agenda
|Kevin Ball, Psychology||New Course Design: Drugs and the Nervous System|
|Angela Hess, Biological and Allied Health Sciences||Redesign: Enhancing critical thinking and problem solving skills through a flipped classroom approach to Animal Cell Physiology (Biology 472)|
|Mary Nicholson, Instructional Technology||Redesign: INSTTECH 586 Blended eLearning course|
|Kristin M. Pelczarski, Audiology and Speech Pathology||Redesign: Phonology and Articulation Disorders|
|Stephanie A. Schlitz, English||Grammar (English 212)|
|Cynthia Surmacz, Biological and Allied Health Sciences||Redesign: Concepts in Biology I|
|Jennifer Venditti, Biological and Allied Health Sciences||Redesign Endocrinology and Human Biology|
|Cynthia Venn, Environmental, Geographical and Geological Sciences||Development of Active Learning Exercises to Enhance a General Education Course in Oceanography|
|Craig A. Young, Early Childhood and Adolescent Education||Redesign: Language Arts and Literacy in Diverse Early Childhood Settings; Practicium in Early Childhood and Elementary Education|
|Teaching Excellence Academy Fellows, May 2012.
Front Row: Barbara Wilson, David Magolis, Ted Roggenbuck.
Back Row: Kali Fedor, Jennifer Oast, Kathleen Foreman, Jeff Brunskill, Christina Francis.
May 2012 Agenda.
|Jeff Brunskill, Geography & Geosciences||Syllabus Redesign of GIS (Geography 360)|
|Kali Fedor, Early Childhood & Adolescent Education||Syllabus Redesign of Teaching Social Studies|
|Christina Francis, English||Syllabus Design Liberal Arts Seminar: "We Are Cyborgs"|
|Kathleen Foreman, Developmental Instruction||Syllabus Redesign of Writing II|
|David Magolis, Mass Communications||Syllabus Redesign in Mass Communications|
|Ted Roggenbuck, English & Writing Center Director||Syllabus Redesign of Theory and Practice of Writing|
|Jennifer Oast, History||Syllabus Design Liberal Arts Seminar: "Food is Revolutionary"|
|Barbara Wilson, Exceptionalities||Syllabus Redesign of Special Education 417 Behavior Intervention and Support|
2011 Teaching Excellence Academy Fellows and Course Projects
|Teaching Excellence Academy Fellows, May 2011.
Front Row: Jennifer Johnson, Anne-Dyer Stuart, Joan Miller, Nancy Giles.
Back Row: John Barrett, Brian Johnson, Carol Lengel, Jennifer Whisner, Michael Martin, Marianna Wood, Patricia Beyer.
May 2011 Agenda
|John Barrett, Developmental Instruction and English||Syllabus Redesign and Teaching Innovation: Teaching Writing in Developmental Math and Writing|
|Patricia Beyer, Geography and Geosciences
Jennifer Whisner, Geography and Geosciences
|Syllabi Redesign for Water-related Courses: Water Resources Management; Surface Hydrology, Groundwater Hydrology|
|Nancy Giles, Psychology||Syllabus Design: Middle Childhood Cognitive Development|
|Brian C. Johnson, Developmental Instruction||Syllabus Design: Developmental Media Literacy Introductory Writing|
|Jennifer A. Johnson, Psychology||Syllabus Design: Sensation and Perception (psychology seminar)|
|Carol Lengel, Early Childhood and Adolescent Education||Syllabus Redesign: Teaching Science and Environmental Education|
|Michael Martin, English||Syllabus Redesign: Writing Courses|
|Joan F. Miller, Nursing||Syllabus Design: Good Work (values course for Honors Program)|
|Anne Dyer Stuart, English||Syllabus Redesign: Foundations of College Writing|
|Marianna D. Wood, Biological and Allied Health Sciences||Syllabus Redesign: Biology 115 (Concepts in Biology)|