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IDEA SRI on Campus Labs Department Heads Reports Training:
This training focuses on administrator reports, with attention primarily given to the navigational elements of the system. In addition to focusing on where unit-level data exists within the system, we discuss how to use that data to target professional development, examine how objectives are selected across the unit, and how to assess unit-level teaching effectiveness. This session is designed only for department heads (chairs/deans or other unit administrators).
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Original Air Date - Thursday, October 11, 2018
It’s easy to want to avoid difficult topics in the classroom because most of us do not enjoy conflict. But discussing sometimes contentious topics is a necessary part of learning and certainly appropriate for college-level learning. In this 30 minute webinar we will explore ways of preparing for classes where you expect difficult topics to come up as well as those where they come up unexpectedly.
Presenters: Dr. Chavella Pittman, Professor of Sociology, Dominican University
Dr. David Pollock, Faculty Development Specialist, IDEA
Didn't get a chance to attend the webinar? Here's the recording.
Take a listen to SoundIDEA podcast episode Difficult Topics.
CREATING A LEARNER-CENTERED SYLLABUS
Original air date - August 16, 2018
Does the syllabus really matter? For many, the syllabus is just a formal document with policies and due dates. While such information is essential, the syllabus can be so much more.
Join us in this 30 minute webinar to spur your thoughts about creating a syllabus that gets students interested in your course and helps them better understand what they will learn and why it’s important. You’ll come away with some ideas for creating a more “learner-centered” syllabus.
David Pollock, PhD
IDEA Faculty Development Specialist
Michael Palmer, PhD
Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
Professor, General Faculty and Lecturer in Chemistry
University of Virginia
Didn't get a chance to attend the webinar? Here's the recording and related Resources for Faculty Developers.
Take a look at IDEA Paper #60: Constructing a Learner-Centered Syllabus: One Professor’s Journey and read our latest blog Does the Syllabus Matter?
New Student Video Available
To help you communicate the importance of providing feedback, we are providing this short video for students. You might embed it in your Learning Management System, use it in freshman orientation, play it in your on-campus digital signage or in any other way you would find useful.
Video transcript: Your Voice Matters