The Teaching Consultation Program offers individual consultations to anyone teaching at The College of Saint Scholastica. Consultations provide formative, non-evaluative feedback on teaching practices, based on information gained through a class observation or a review of documents such as a syllabus or an assignment. St. Scholastica faculty serve as Peer Consultants.
Teaching consultations on the design of learning or assessment materials on the design of lessons, units or concepts are available from the CTE Director All campus locations of The College are served. See Teaching Consultation Program for details.
In 2014, four faculty are receiving support for their Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) work through the Center for Teaching Excellence's SoTL Program. Participants will share their work at a Spring 2015 session. Additional projects will be supported in 2015.
The SoTL Learning Community offers a Blackboard site for resources on SoTL. If you'd like to access to the Blackboard site, contact Lisa Larson at x6450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CTE supports the participation of faculty at the SoTL commons conference. Announcements and calls for proposals are made via e-mail and COR Announcements.
The 2014-15 Active Learning Program offers workshops and training for faculty who wish to increase the active learning component of a course or to redesign a course using a flipped learning approach.
A professional learning community on How Learning Works is meeting monthly throughout 2014-15. Contact the CTE Director for details.
The Thank a Professor Program offers an online form for student-to-faculty thank-you messages. Students are invited to express their love of learning by sending a thank-you message to any individual faculty member during Spring semesters. Students may send multiple messages. They may elect to send messages annonymously. Each student message is sent to the selected faculty member in a letter of recognition after the end of Spring semester. The form is available at www.css.edu/thanks beginning three weeks after the start of Spring semester until three weeks before semester end.
The Scholarly Teaching Module is a component of the First Year Faculty Experience. The goals of the Scholarly Teaching Module are to enhance teaching and learning by: fostering reflective teaching practices, encouraging and strengthening the use of a scholarly approach to teaching rooted in disciplinary expertise, facilitating discussion of instructional practices, and developing a supportive community of teaching scholars.
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