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. Here are the guidelines for applying to the TEA. The next academy will be held 5-9 January 2015.
The Teaching Excellence Academy is a great opportunity, whether you’re developing new curriculum or adding new and sharper tools to your teaching toolbox. Sharing experiences and ideas with excellence-minded colleagues away from the demands of the academic term helped improve my Spring 2014 teaching substantially, even with an overload schedule. Kenneth Hall, Marketing
I came to TEA to brainstorm and design a new course with the help of colleagues who similar concerns. I not only got to design the new course with the guidance of productive discussions in an interdisciplinary friendly environment but also ended up learning techniques that I applied in all my courses…What I still do not understand is why such a rewarding experience came with scholarship money to help improve my teaching further... M. Safa Saracoglu, History
The Teaching Excellence Academy is an excellent opportunity to meet fellow faculty and work on course development. Learning strategies from all disciplines renew and refresh classroom methods while providing an undisturbed environment for collaboration. As always, TALE is Swell! Hayden Wimmer, Business Education, ITM, and MIS
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
|Teaching Excellence Academy Fellows, January 2014
Front Row: Sue O'Donnell, Mary Nagy, Mindy Andino, Candice Klingerman, Doreen Jowi, Tom Klinger
Back Row: Hayden Wimmer, Ken Hall, Bill Schwindinger, John Hintz, M. Safa Saraçoğlu
Click here for January 2014 Agenda
|Mindy Andino, Counseling and College Student Affairs||Redesign: Multicultural Counseling|
|Ken Hall, Management and Marketing||Design: Customer Relationship Management|
|John Hintz, Environmental, Geographical and Geological Sciences||Design/Redesign: Geography and Planning or Environmental Geoscience|
|Doreen Jowi, Communication Studies||Design: Medical Communication|
|Thomas Klinger, Biological and Allied Health Sciences||Design: Tropical Coastal Conservation|
|Candice Klingerman, Biological and Allied Health Sciences||Redesign: Animal Behavior|
|Mary Nagy, Communication Studies||Design: Conflict Management and Resolution|
|Sue O’Donnell, Art and Art History||Design: Graphic Print/Book Design|
|M. Safa Saraçoğlu, History||Design: First Year Seminar: Myths of the Middle East|
|William Schwindinger, Biological and Allied Health Sciences||Redesign: Introduction to Pharmacology|
|Hayden Wimmer, ITM||Design: Intra-Organizational ERP Systems|
|Teaching Excellence Academy Fellows, January 2013
Front 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|
|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)|