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Monday, October 14, 2019

20-Minute Faculty Development

Short on time for attending faculty development sessions? Do you find your schedule conflicts with the time sessions offered?

The following 20-minute videos are available online. Once you have registered for access and have received confirmation, you will have access to all of the videos listed below. To get credit for watching the video, you just have to answer two short questions.

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Classroom Management

How Do I Address Teasing and Bullying Behavior in the Classroom?
Bullying and teasing takes many forms, but none of them are acceptable in higher education classrooms. Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., an experienced educator and counselor, shares a resolutely practical approach, developed to help you confront the issue of bullying or teasing in your classroom.

How Do I Stay Calm When Students Push My Buttons?
College students’ behavior can be rude, arrogant, and insulting at times. This timely and targeted session will help you develop reasonable responses to students with unreasonable behavior. You will be able to keep your cool and handle any situation with a level head.

What Should I Do When a Student Challenges my Authority?
Students can challenge your authority in all sorts of ways. Some are overt (is he actually snoring?!), and some are not (that gentle pitter-pat you hear is most likely not rain on the roof … it’s texting). This content-rich program examines effective and appropriate responses when students cross the line.

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Course Design

How Can I Assess Critical Thinking with Objective Items?
Learn how to assess most critical thinking skills using an assortment of methods, such as true/false, matching, multiple choice, and multiple true/false tests. Receive step-by-step instruction for designing objective items to assess particular cognitive operations in critical thinking skills for a wide range of disciplines.

How Can I Assess Critical Thinking with Student-Created Work?
Gain a portfolio of guidelines for assignments that test student constructed responses. You will learn the keys to defining learning goals, creating assignments, and drafting rubrics to boost and measure critical thinking outcomes.

How Can I Effectively Teach Unprepared Students?
Learn principles and practices you can implement immediately to provide learning opportunities for unprepared students and motivate them to become engaged learners. This program takes a broad-spectrum approach, addressing motivation, responsibility, and communication practices and provides tested techniques to address these key issues.

How Can I Effectively Use Class Preparation Assignments?
Class preparation assignments, or CPAs, enable you to use your class time more effectively and move students toward higher levels of learning. This program prepares you to create class preparation assignments that will transform the classroom experience for you and your students.

How Can I Improve Lessons with a 4-step Plan?
Lesson planning is a complex process that can take hours and hours of your time. You need to answer the question, “What are my students going to learn today?” Mary Clement, Ed.D., has mastered the lesson planning process and developed a four-step plan that simplifies how you plan and creates even stronger, more engaging lessons.

How Can I Make My Course Content More Accessible?
Learn the drawbacks inherent in the most common ways of presenting course content and specific techniques for making material more accessible. After watching, you will be able to enhance student learning, help students better prepare for class, and promote student success with assignments and assessments.

How Do I Develop a High-Impact Capstone Course?
Capstone courses help students synthesize their college education before they embark on professional careers or graduate studies. This 20 Minute Mentor shows you how to construct a capstone course for specific learning outcomes.

Is Your Syllabus Sending the Wrong Message?
Your syllabus and classroom policies set the tone for your class, but they may not be creating a welcoming learning environment. Learn tips designed to help you use classroom policies to support student engagement and a smooth-running classroom.

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Faculty Development and Support

How Can I Be an Effective Mentor?
Learn the essential principles to effectively advise and coach junior faculty while meeting all your other responsibilities. This program will show you how to start your mentoring relationship off on the right foot and carry it through to a successful conclusion.

How Can I Use Student Feedback to Improve My Teaching?
Student evaluations can affect promotions, tenure decisions, and departmental dynamics. This program will show you how you can employ student feedback to hone your teaching, improve student learning, and create a more positive classroom environment.

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Grading and Feedback

How Can I Create Meaningful Assignments for My Students?
Assignments are where students get to practice, engage with course content, demonstrate their growing mastery, and alert you to problems. Learn 16 research-based strategies proven to support student learning and how to apply several of these techniques when designing your course assignments.

How Can I Make My Exams More about Learning, Less about Grades?
Learn how you can transform exams into enhanced opportunities for student learning with practical solutions to the three core problems with exams today. Making exams better suit your learning goals requires student participation at every step of the process. Your presenter, Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D., shares real-world, tested guidelines for integrating student input.

How Can I Transform My Tests into Learning Tools?
Tests and other assessments are effective tools for determining how well students learned (and how well you taught) earlier in the semester. But they don’t really do much to help students learn in the present, or as the semester progresses. This fast, focused program will provide you with an assortment of tools and techniques to promote better learning.

How Can I Use Frequent Student Feedback to Improve My Courses?
If you are only asking for feedback at the end of the semester, there’s not much you can do to improve the learning for your current students. That is why it’s important to get student feedback early in the semester - and multiple times throughout - to understand your students and meet their learning needs. We share the five times in the semester when getting student feedback is valuable and provides practical ways to obtain that information.

How Can I Use Low-stakes Quizzing to Enhance Learning?
A frequent, low-stakes FLS grading strategy, when used correctly, can decrease your workload while increasing student motivation and confidence. As an added benefit, it helps ensure students arrive to class prepared and ready to learn. The idea behind FLS is simple: you give many grades with lower weights. Learn how this technique can benefit your classroom in this 20-Minute Mentor.

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How Can I Better Manage Difficult Conversations with Faculty?
Is there a conversation you should have with a faculty member that you’re putting off because you’re afraid of how she or he will react? A technique called motivational interviewing is the key and you’ll learn how it could help you do a better job of navigating the rough spots of academic life in this program.

How Can I Evaluate Online Teaching If I Haven't Taught Online?
Learn the difference between the design elements of a course and the instructional interactions done in the online classroom that count as teaching practices. Identify the five key online teaching behaviors from your Learning Management System.

How Can I Identify and Overcome Obstacles to Change?
This program shows you how to identify obstacles to change and then remove them, identify information gaps and eliminate them, and identify unsupportive peers and enlighten them both before and during your change process.

How Can I Use Peer Mentoring to Improve Online Teaching?
Explore the features of a holistic approach that aligns the selection, training, support, and evaluation of online-teaching peer mentors. Learn about the considerations of working with adjunct and/or geographically remote faculty and how to address their particular concerns.

How Do I Monitor and Support Online Faculty?
Learn how to communicate with faculty about expectations for their performance. Examine how the hiring, training, development, and evaluation of online faculty can come together in a holistic approach that reinforces these teaching competencies.

How Should I Coach an Under performing Colleague?
In higher education, supervisors are also colleagues, which makes dealing with faculty who aren’t meeting expectations particularly challenging. Get guidance on handling poor performance. You’ll learn how to understand what causes poor performance and concentrate your energy where you can do some good.

How Should I Manage Conflict Within My Department?
This presentation focuses on how building relationships and clarifying leadership roles can limit the development of disagreements and set the stage for successful resolution when conflicts do arise. Learn how to take a proactive approach to behavior that is less than collegial.

What Do Adjunct Faculty Need to Be Successful in the Online Classroom?
Learn just how much information adjuncts require about your institution, your administrative processes, your pedagogical expectations, and their developmental opportunities.

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Student Engagement

How Can I Capture Students’ Interest in the First 5 Minutes?
We show you how to make the most of that first meeting with your students. Teaching and learning depend on building and sustaining student interest and strong course openings get it all started. You learn to draft your own “enthusiasm statement” to use in your own courses to draw students into the subject matter.

How Can I Communicate to Engage Students and Encourage Learning?
Learn how to self-assess your communication skills in the instructional context to see what works best for you and your students—and pick up new techniques to broaden your abilities.

How Can I Get Students to Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning?
Learn how incorporating findings from cognitive and educational psychology research can help you encourage students to take charge of their own learning. Discover techniques you can use to increase student responsibility and establish a learning-centered environment in your next course.

How Can Objects and Analogies Improve my Teaching?
Whether you teach physics or philosophy, you’re probably looking for innovative ways to increase student engagement with your course material. Encouraging students to make new connections is essential in higher education, and we show you what students think about just that.

How Do I Build Community in My Classroom?
Community is an essential ingredient in the educational experience. Studies show that community building can increase retention, improve students’ cognitive intellectual development, and promote contributions to society. Find out why it’s important for you to know how to create community.

How Do I Create a Climate for Learning in My Classroom?
We’ve all encountered “toxic” learning environments–apathetic students, disillusioned faculty, an entire roomful of people waiting for class to just end, already. Keeping the classroom climate positive is the responsibility of both sides. Learn valuable concepts you can put to work right away in every class.

How Do Master Teachers Create a Positive Classroom?
There are simple ways you can liven up the classroom experience so it feels fresh. This program shows you how to incorporate creativity, optimism, enthusiasm, approachability, and humor to reenergize your teaching and create a positive classroom environment that engages students and supports learning.

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Teaching Online

Beyond the Discussion Board: How Can I Engage Online Students?
Learn how to overcome common challenges of discussion boards. Examine other options for engagement in your learning management system (LMS) and engaging students outside of the online classroom.

How Can I Use Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) Online?
Learn how to use the insights gained from using CATs to adjust future lessons and target your instruction to better meet the needs of your students. Gain skills you can apply in both online and traditional classrooms.

I’m Teaching Online Next Term. What Do I Have to Know?
If you’re teaching your first online class next semester, and you’re completely confident you know exactly what to do … then you’re probably the first. If, on the other hand, you have more questions than answers, this program is tailor-made for you. We provide you with a 12-step framework for online teaching success.

Linking, Embedding & Streaming: What’s Legal? What’s Not?
It’s your responsibility to understand how copyright law and fair use regulations affect what material you can share with students and how. This program will help you understand what is and isn’t permitted in online teaching and will give you guidelines to help you find your own way when you encounter those areas that need a judgment call.

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Teaching Strategies

How Can I Give Negative Peer Feedback that Leads to Change?
We show you strategies and specific practices you can use to make critical feedback conversations successful. Explore models, principles, and concrete actions to manage negative feedback effectively.

How Can I Structure a Flipped Lesson?
Learn the structure and find the confidence to flip a lesson in a course you already teach or a new course you are designing. Discover how to integrate flipped lessons into the overall course for a seamless learning experience for your students.

How Do I Get Students to Come to Class Prepared?
Unprepared students might seem to be a standard ingredient of higher education, but it doesn’t have to be that way. This program shows you what you can do to create the kind of courses that naturally encourage student preparation and eliminate some of the common frustrations of higher education.

Learner-Centered Teaching - Where Should I Start?
With learner-centered teaching, students take more responsibility for their learning. It’s an approach that focuses a teacher’s attention on what students are doing and deals with learning processes explicitly. We share three strategies to demonstrate approaches that can benefit students and teachers.

What Are 5 FAQ's About Faculty Roles in the Flipped Class?
This program will give you the confidence you need to start flipping your own courses right away. Discover the answers to the five most common areas of concern for instructors new to flipping.

What Can I Do to Increase Student Retention?
It’s never a good feeling to learn that a student has left your class … or worse, left school altogether. Especially because it so often comes as a complete surprise; before you even realize they have a problem, they’re gone. We give you some powerful tools and techniques you can use to prevent these “unhappy endings”.

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Teaching with Technology

How Can I Create Effective Mini-lectures?
Learn how to communicate with faculty about expectations for their performance. Examine how the hiring, training, development, and evaluation of online faculty can come together in a holistic approach that reinforces these teaching competencies.

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