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Glossary of IDEA Terms | The IDEA Center

Glossary of IDEA Terms | The IDEA Center | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

Be sure to get well acquainted with the IDEA system for student ratings of teaching. You'll learn about it in New Faculty Orientation. Also see the Faculty Development Website for a "Best Practices" document and other helpful links. This blogpost from the national IDEA center clarifies relevant terms for you.

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What Is Critical Thinking, Anyway?

What Is Critical Thinking, Anyway? | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
A long-time faculty member shares the talk he gives to his own students on the first day of the semester.
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Distinguishing Between Good (Useful) and Bad Workloads on Students’ Evaluations of Teaching - Jun 24, 2016

Distinguishing Between Good (Useful) and Bad Workloads on Students’ Evaluations of Teaching - Jun 24, 2016 | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
It's widely believed that students will rate courses more favorably if the professor lightens up on workload and challenge levels, but this study suggests otherwise. Students value "good" workloads -- seen as valuable time spent for learning -- and rate those courses more highly.
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How to Undermine Your Own Authority

How to Undermine Your Own Authority | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
They won’t take responsibility for their own learning if you are doing it for them.
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Getting More out of Exam Debriefs

Getting More out of Exam Debriefs | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Most exam debriefs feature the teacher going over the missed questions while students sit passively. Here are two approaches for getting students involved.
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Five Ways to Teach Students to Be Learning Centered, Too - Faculty Focus | Higher Ed Teaching & Learning

Five Ways to Teach Students to Be Learning Centered, Too - Faculty Focus | Higher Ed Teaching & Learning | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered if your students are as concerned about their learning as you are? Here are five ways to develop more self-regulated learners.
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No, Banning Laptops Is Not the Answer

No, Banning Laptops Is Not the Answer | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
And it’s just as pointless to condemn any ban on electronic devices in the classroom.

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What to do with a bad third-year review (essay)

What to do with a bad third-year review (essay) | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
It can be challenging to receive criticism, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore, but it can also provide an opportunity to discern the difference between how you believe things should be and how they actually are.
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Prior Knowledge as an Unexpected Obstacle to Learning

Prior Knowledge as an Unexpected Obstacle to Learning | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Prior knowledge helps us make sense of new ideas and information. But when that prior is incomplete, confused or flawed, it can create barriers to learning.
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A Practical Approach for Increasing Students’ In-Class Questions

A Practical Approach for Increasing Students’ In-Class Questions | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Why don't students ask questions in class? Is it shyness, lack of preparedness, or something else? Perhaps they simple don't know where to begin.
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Benefits of Talking with Students about Mid-Course Evaluations

Benefits of Talking with Students about Mid-Course Evaluations | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
It takes a certain amount of courage to talk with students about course evaluation results, but these conversations can yield powerful benefits.
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Why it's important to identify role models (essay)

Why it's important to identify role models (essay) | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
It’s important to know that the big things to which you aspire can be done -- and that you can do them, advises Kerry Ann Rockquemore.
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From the Purdue Center for Instructional Excellence - Intercultural Learning Teaching Tips

From the Purdue Center for Instructional Excellence - Intercultural Learning Teaching Tips | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

The succinct teaching tips videos here explain the six building blocks or the basis for the Intercultural Knowledge and Competency AAC&U VALUE Rubric. 

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Common Active Learning Mistakes | Tomorrow's Professor Postings

Common Active Learning Mistakes | Tomorrow's Professor Postings | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Excellent tips for ensuring success with active learning in your classroom
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Get Out There & Shake It! - National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Get Out There & Shake It! - National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity provides external mentoring for graduate students, post-docs and university professors.
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For new faculty: Excellent advice (as always) from Kerry Ann Rockquemore.
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Dynamics of undergraduate student generic problem-solving skills captured by a campus-wide study -- results question efficacy of standard lecture approaches

Dynamics of undergraduate student generic problem-solving skills captured by a campus-wide study -- results question efficacy of standard lecture approaches | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

"Our data indicate that most of the standard lecture approaches do not develop undergraduate student PSS and that universities and individual instructors must take active steps to advance this critical skill set in university students."

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A title for your article

A title for your article | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
The title of an article, book or thesis can make a big difference, so it’s worth spending time and effort to find a good one. When someone reads your article, what’s the first thing they read? The …
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How to Survive Rejection … Repeatedly

How to Survive Rejection … Repeatedly | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Across all genres of writing, the best advice on coping with the inevitability of rejection seems to be the same.
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Getting Curious (Not Furious) With Students

Getting Curious (Not Furious) With Students | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
When teachers get curious instead of furious, they don't take the student's behavior personally, and they don't act on anger. They respond to student behaviors rather than react to them.
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Carefully consider next steps after gaining tenure (essay)

Carefully consider next steps after gaining tenure (essay) | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Life after gaining tenure is new and unfamiliar territory, so it can be easy to overcommit yourself, warns Kerry Ann Rockquemore.
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Supporting Transgender Students in the Classroom

Supporting Transgender Students in the Classroom | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
The needs of our transgender students are too often overlooked. This article outlines strategies to support gender diversity in your inclusive classroom.
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Avoiding Burnout: Self-Care Strategies for Faculty

Avoiding Burnout: Self-Care Strategies for Faculty | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Do you limp across the finish line every semester, completely exhausted and bordering on burnout? These self-care strategies will help you find balance.
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4 Simple Ways to Help Them Persist

You don’t have to reorganize your whole course to give students opportunities to learn from their mistakes in class.
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Frame Your Feedback: Making Peer Review Work in Class

Frame Your Feedback: Making Peer Review Work in Class | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
When you provide a framework to peer review, it allows students to receive more feedback and engage more frequently in the content they are learning.
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Your professional reputation begins with professionalism (essay)

Your professional reputation begins with professionalism (essay) | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
To advance you must interact with others, and the manner in which you do so affects your professional reputation, writes Michael A. Matrone.
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Colleges Help the Faculty Adapt Teaching for Foreign Students

Colleges Help the Faculty Adapt Teaching for Foreign Students | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Even taking small steps, like posting lecture slides online, can help an instructor better connect with international students, say experts.
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