Faculty Development at Muskingum University
Muskingum University is dedicated to the proposition that both individuals and societies benefit from a disposition towards, and the practice of, life-long learning. The university actively seeks-out, promotes, and develops and implements programs and opportunities that will benefit faculty at all levels of their careers, that will enhance their teaching, research and professional abilities, and will keep the university's classrooms current and envigorated, and its students engaged.
Faculty Development Resources/Opportunities
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Internal Faculty Development Opportunities
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General Web Resources
- See, also, "Retention," below.
- "Best Teaching Practices," a well-researched resource guide (with extensive reference notes) from the City University of New York.
- "Why Don't Students Like School?"
Excerpt in American Educator (Spring, 2009) from the interesting book of the same name by Daniel Willingham, a cognitive scientist at the University of Virginia.
- Strategies for Creating/Maintaining a Positive Classroom Environment.
- Tips from University of Delaware Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning.
- "Positive Classroom Motivational Environments: Convergence Between Mastery
Goal Structure and Classroom Social Climate."
- "Shaping Courses and Activities through an Understanding of the Cognitive, Moral and Emotional Development of Students."
- Michigan State University webpage of Resources.
- "College Student Development: The Journey from Freshman to Graduation." (University of Central Florida)
Information on typical struggles by year, and related issues
such as international student culture shock and adaption, plus suggestions on how to help affected students.
Advice on Syllabi, the Communication of Expectations, and Reducing Grading Controversies.
First Year Seminar/Students: National Resource Center for the First Year Experience website.
- What is it Like to be a First-Year Student These Days?
- Results from UCLA Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Survey.
- "Understanding How First-Year Seminars Affect Persistence."
- "The Impact of First-Year Seminars on Student Involvement
_and Engagement in Good Educational Practices." (Ppt presentation from the National Resource Center)
- NACADA: "Improving the Odds for Freshman Success."
- Helping First Year Students Succeed: "Metacognitive Pestering for Beginning Students."
- Sophomore Year Resources (National Resource Center for the First Year Experience and Students in Transition).
Getting Published: Resources from Florida Gulf Coast University.
Grants and Foundations Resources:
Learning Communities: National Resource Center.
Learning Outcomes/Assessment Resources: National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) website.
- Understanding It and Assisting Your Students to Avoid It. Tips from Plagiarism.org
- Resources on Plagiarism Awareness for Instructors and Students from Purdue
- Interesting: "An Assigment that Prevents Plagiarism" from Magnapubs.com
Professional Association Directory.
Resources related to international education/students from the Association of International Educators: NAFSA.
Retention: "Faculty Roles in Student Retention" (Resource Page, Penn State University)
Sophomore Year Resources (National Resource Center for the First Year Experience and Students in Transition).
Upcoming External Seminars/Programs
Websites Listing Conferences, Seminars and Other Opportunities:
- Teaching and Learning Conference Listings from
- Academic Conferences/Seminars/Workshops, World-wide and Online
CIC Workshops for Department and Division Chairs:
"Promoting Institutional Effectiveness Through Collaboration."
The Workshops for Department and Division Chairs focus on collaborative strategies and practical approaches that chairs can implement upon their return to campus. The workshops are designed to serve both experienced and new chairs of departments or divisions at nonprofit, independent colleges and universities. Registration is limited to chairs and other academic administrators at private colleges and universities. Each workshop can accommodate 100 participants.
For more information: CIC Workshops.
Muskingum University Faculty Development Grants
Faculty Development Grant Activity (Final) Report Template.
Muskingum University "Enhancing International Learning Grants."
Muskingum University Summer Muskie Fellow Grants
2013 Summer Muskie Fellow Proposal Memo/Information
Muskingum University Faculty Development/Student Success Workshop Series
Spring 2013 Workshops
- To Be Announced
March 19 (Two Workshops)
Presentation by Academic Technology Committee.
"Technology at Muskingum, 2013"
- 11:00 am, MH 200.
Also: "Teaching for Opportunities: Better Access, Experiences and Outcomes in
Dr Lisa Dierker, Professor of Psychology, Wesleyan
- 11:00 am, PBC 370.
"Advising Transfer Module Students." (Traditional Undergraduate)
- Larry Normansell and Emily Smith.
- 11:00 am, BSC 336.
Fall 2012 Workshops:
Special Program Sponsored by the Human Relations and Minority Affairs Committee, 11:00 am in BSC 336.
- "Making Change: Transformative Opportunities for Addressing Diversity on
- Speaker: Mari Norman Sunami.
- 11:00 am, BSC 336.
Academic Technology Committee.
- “Blackboard Ins and Outs: Entering Grades, Hosting Discussions, and ... More.”
- 11:00 am, BSC 336.
EXTRA - September 26
Writing Unit Training Workshop (Vivian Wagner)
- 5:00 pm to 6:30 in Cambridge 109 (Gooding Seminar).
- Faculty members who have not yet taken this workshop and would like to
designate one or more of their courses as writing unit courses are
invited to attend. In order for a course to be designated as a writing unit course, the
instructor of the course must have completed a training workshop. Workshop attendees need only bring a pen and paper; refreshments will be served.
Using the GradesFirst Student Advising Software (Jeff Zellers and Lisa Kasper), 11:00 am in BSC 336.
- GradesFirst is a system that is designed to improve the efficiency of
acdemic-related communications with students. Enhanced, and timely, communication
has been shown to improve academic performance and increase student retention and graduation. GradesFirst provides a central communications node for information sharing that can help us
to better assist our students and advisees to succeed. GradesFirst users may include faculty,
academic advisors, coaches, tutors, and students. Learn how the GradesFirst
system was used during our pilot semester in Spring 2012, plans for its expansion this year, and how you and your students can benefit from its use.
April 3, 2012
Workshop on the Zotero Research Browser Tool (Stacy Parker and Nicole Robinson).
March 13, 2012
Advancing English Proficiency and Academic Success: Supporting English
Language Learners Enrolled as Degree Candidates at Muskingum University (Jean Morris and Panel), Caldwell 370.
February 7, 2012
Promoting Undergraduate Research - Muskie Summer Fellows Program and Other Undergraduate Research Programs (Bil Kerrigan).
November 8, 2011
Student Emergencies and Active Intruders.
February 1, 2011
Using Learning Objectives to Create Effective Class Assignments
April 13, 2010
Advising the Advisors: Students Share Their Perspectives on Academic Advising
On-Line Learning: Delivering a Balanced Course
March 16, 2010
Course Learning Objectives
February 2, 2010
Conducting the Advising Appointment: Hands-On Workshop Session for New Advisors
November 17, 2009
Tips and Tricks for Managing the Nuts and Bolts of Advising
On-Line Teaching/Learning: The Student Perspective
October 13, 2009
Advising: Helping Students Find Their Way
On-Line Teaching/Learning: Is it for You?
Policy (APAP 220.5A)
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