Women, Age & "Relevance" in University Teaching
Guest Speaker, Gail Minogue, noted author, speaker, and trainer
Sponsored by the Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
When: Friday, May 8, 1-2:15
Location: Beckman 106
Last November, the Chronicle of Higher Education published a controversial column by a retiring Hofstra University faculty member entitled “Retire Already!: Academics Who Don’t Retire Are Greedy, Selfish, and Bad for Students.” (http://chronicle.com/article/Retire-Already-/149965/) In it, the author argued that older faculty lose relevance over time and should voluntarily retire in order to allow for younger faculty to garner more resources and exert more influence in the college and university setting.
Are YOU a woman faculty member concerned about becoming "irrelevant" to your students or the community as you age? Do you resent the idea that we “automatically” lose vitality in the eyes of others as we age? Do you want to chart your course and claim a relevant spot for yourself in the university classroom and community at large that will last as long as you want to stay?
Author Gail Minogue contends that women between the ages of 40 and 75 are poised to assume great leadership and influence IF we can overcome our insecurities about age and "keeping up" with a changing higher education system and society. Instead of fearful or insecure, we need to be ready!
Come hear important ideas about taking more and better risks in the classroom and in your scholarship, refreshing your intellectual passion, and investing in the importance of women in higher education. Although Minogue’s research and ideas are geared specifically to support women, all are welcome to join the conversation! She will make a compelling argument for a shift from the recent cultural emphasis on young, male power to mature, female power and give us some “must do” action steps for being ready to accept our leadership roles and personal power.
Please RSVP to Jennifer Waldeck (firstname.lastname@example.org) or contact Jennifer with any questions.
Spring 2015 Faculty Forum Lecture Series
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Location: AF 201
The Faculty Research and Development Council in cooperation with the Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (IETL) are pleased to bring you the “Faculty Flash Forum on Feedback (Formative Assessment)”, addressing ways to provide students more efficient and meaningful feedback.
The program portion of the forum will be in Flash/Lighting format presentations by the following presenters on their unique and well received strategies of providing students feedback on their work. Flash/Lighting format means each speaker has just 10 minutes to present strategies and techniques.
Dr. Federico M. Pacchioni, Associate Professor, Department of World Languages and Culture, Sebastian Paul & Marybelle Musco Chair in Italian Studies
Dr. Wendy Salmond, Professor, Department of Art, President of the Faculty
Dr. M. Andrew Moshier, Professor, Professor, Director, Center of Excellence in Computation, Algebra and Topology
Kim Welch, MA, Instructional Designer and Blackboard Administrator, Academic Technology and Digital Media
Plus a student panelist to share the student voice on the topic of receiving feedback on assignments.
The Flash/Lighting component will be followed by a reception of light refreshments where the panelists and attendees can continue to chat in a social environment. This can best be viewed as an opportunity for professors to pick each other’s brains and share their toolboxes regarding giving student’s feedback.
About our keynote facilitator: Dr. Michele DiPietro is the Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Kennesaw State University. He is also the President of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, the premiere faculty development association in North America. With his former Carnegie Mellon colleagues, Dr. DiPietro is a co-author of “How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching.” His scholarly interests include learning sciences, academic integrity, diversity and inclusion, the Millennial generation, statistics education, the consultation process in faculty development, and teaching in times of tragedy. He has presented dozens of workshops and keynotes at numerous colleges and conferences, in the US and abroad His innovative course “The statistics of sexual orientation” has been featured on the Chronicle of Higher Education and several other magazines.
- References and Recommended Readings
- Sample Group Contract (handout)
Former IETL Directors, Drs. Colbert and Flynn, presented at 39th Annual POD Conference: Shared Ownership of a Campus-Wide Instructional Development Office, November 6, 2014, POD Annual Conference, Dallas, TX
The IETL, in collaboration with Academic Technology, held the 2014 IETL Summer Institute for New Faculty. The focus of the Summer Institute has been on:
- Living in SoCal, academic and non-academic resources
- Designing instruction
- Developing student learning outcomes, course outlines and syllabi
- Maximizing student engagement
- Integrating multiple technologies
- Assessment strategies
The following links are documents and presentation files from the Summer Institute:
Faculty Workshops in Spring 2014 sponsored by Academic Technology: schedule of events
Faculty Forum Lecture Series, Spring 2014