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How to Handle Student Excuses | Faculty Focus

How to Handle Student Excuses | Faculty Focus | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
“Grandpa’s heart exploded, but he’s fine now,” one student reported the morning after missing a scheduled exam.
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A persistent issue -- for new and for seasoned faculty.

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Using Facebook and Tumblr to Engage Students - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Using Facebook and Tumblr to Engage Students - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
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Some valuable advice here about how to use social media effectively as part of your teaching toolbox.

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Students Place a Premium on Faculty Who Show They Care | Faculty Focus

Students Place a Premium on Faculty Who Show They Care | Faculty Focus | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Most teachers know that caring for students is important, but do they realize just how important? A recent article by Steven A. Meyers offers a succinct, well-referenced, and persuasive review of research that addresses the topic.
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Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University

Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

A great quick introduction to CATs.

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7 Things Highly Productive People Do

7 Things Highly Productive People Do | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
You have more important things to focus on than, um, focusing. Get back on track with these tips.
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Making Tenure and Promotion More Transparent for Underrepresented Faculty

Making Tenure and Promotion More Transparent for Underrepresented Faculty | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

From the AAC&U On Campus With Women online publication.  Includes a rubric for measuring personal and institutional progress toward tenure!

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Stephen Brookfield's website

Stephen Brookfield's website | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

Download his "Discussion as a Way of Teaching" from "Workshop Materials" for great discussion starting ideas! And take a look at all the other workshop materials he makes available here.

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A Positive Solution for Plagiarism - The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Positive Solution for Plagiarism - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Don't just tell students not to plagiarize. Show them why the attempt won't work and isn't worth trying.
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Great tips for teaching non-traditional students

Great tips for teaching non-traditional students | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

From the Association for Psychological Sciences, a helpful article by Mary J. Allen on teaching non-traditional students. "The 'traditional' student is becoming increasingly uncommon, and faculty face a rich mixture of students, diverse in age, gender, ethnicity, and the exclusivity of academics in their lives." Review these ideas for reaching your increasingly diverse set of students.

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10 Questions to Ask Your Students the First Day to Show You Care and Help Them Learn

10 Questions to Ask Your Students the First Day to Show You Care and Help Them Learn | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

Get some 4x6 cards from the bookstore and have students write down answers, then use these cards to take roll.  You might be able to think of other questions you'd like to ask, depending on the course and the students in each class (e.g., seniors vs. freshpersons).

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UST's Tori Svoboda on teaching first-generation college students

UST's Tori Svoboda on teaching first-generation college students | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

See June 28 and June 14 2012 blog entries from Tori Svoboda, Associate Dean of Students at UST.   She focuses on strategies to address the needs of first generation students and provides excellent suggestions for teachers.  

 

The LearnmoreMN blog features monthly guest bloggers who share their perspectives on helping more Minnesota children succeed in school and pursue higher education.

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Online Classroom - Magna Publications

Online Classroom - Magna Publications | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

This newsletter is a great source even if you're not teaching online.  It provides tips for all kinds of technology use in the classroom.  We have an institutional subscription so you can get it for free; contact Elizabeth Smith in Faculty Development to get access.

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Essay on mentoring and minority faculty members | by Kerry Ann Rockquemore

Essay on mentoring and minority faculty members | by Kerry Ann Rockquemore | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

This is good advice for all faculty members, but especially those from underrepresented groups.  Rockquemore provides a new model for seeking the mentoring help you will need as a new faculty member.

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A poem about teaching by Margaret Atwood

A poem about teaching by Margaret Atwood | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

"This is the world, which is fuller/ and more difficult to learn than I have said"

 

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Create Change

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Will the promise of digital scholarship be fully realized? How will yesterday’s norms adapt to tomorrow’s possibilities? This website will help you understand the changing landscape and how it affects you and your research.
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Valuable resource for those interested in the Digital Scholarship movement.

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Adapting PowerPoint Lectures for Online Delivery: Best Practices | Faculty Focus

Adapting PowerPoint Lectures for Online Delivery: Best Practices | Faculty Focus | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
If you use PowerPoint lectures in your face-to-face classes, you can use those same lectures as jumping-off points for creating narrated animations for your online students to watch. That’s the good news.
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Certainly something to consider when developing online courses

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Strategies for Writing Better Teaching Philosophy Statements | Faculty Focus

Strategies for Writing Better Teaching Philosophy Statements | Faculty Focus | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

Another helpful article on writing an effective philosophy statement.  Many of these tips are also relevant for writing your annual report and summarizing your teaching activities there.

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Teaching and Learning Resources - Teaching Tips - Diversity & Inclusive Teaching

Teaching and Learning Resources - Teaching Tips - Diversity & Inclusive Teaching | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

Excellent resources for becoming a more inclusive teacher from Western Washington University.

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"It's All an Illusion"

"It's All an Illusion" | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

On balancing -- or trying to balance -- work and family while on the tenure track


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A Call for Engaged Teaching | Faculty Focus

A Call for Engaged Teaching | Faculty Focus | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

"After that workshop, I am more committed to an engaged style of practice. I’ve come to realize that just because I stand at the podium and deliver does not necessarily mean the students 'get it.'"

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Seeking the Mentors You Need - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Seeking the Mentors You Need - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
No one is going to walk up and offer kindly to be your mentor. You have to learn to ask.
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Advice to New Teachers | From Faculty Focus Blog

Advice to New Teachers | From Faculty Focus Blog | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Three new teachers at the front end of academic careers, about to face their first classes as teachers, want to know from somebody at the back end, “What’s most important for new teachers to know?” I don’t hear myself saying anything very coherent.
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Five Characteristics of Learner-Centered Teaching

Five Characteristics of Learner-Centered Teaching | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

An excellent essay by Maryellen Weimer on learner-centered teaching strategies!

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Research and Papers | The IDEA Center

Research and Papers | The IDEA Center | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

Great resources on all aspects of teaching from the national IDEA center --we contract with IDEA for conducting student evaluation of teaching.

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Teaching Professor Newsletter

Teaching Professor Newsletter | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

This great newsletter is available online with a subscription, or come up the the Faculty Development Center and browse through our print copies.

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