Most of us spend most of our time on teaching, and much of the rest working on our scholarship. However, few of us regularly consider, or even know about, the scholarship of college teaching. This scholarship has grown up over the past 25 years and has a lot to tell us about our teaching. Although disciplines and courses differ, there are now established best practices and information that are relevant to every teacher. In the OWU Teaching Circle, or scholarship of teaching group, we examine the teaching literature and use it as a framework for discussing our own experiences and ideas. Based on the interests of the participants, we choose to examine a specific pedagogical topic such as course design, teaching creative thinking, or in-class assessment, or read across a range of topics, using faculty presentations, the primary pedagogical literature (such as the Journal of Excellence in College Teaching or the Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) or a book such as Creating Significant Learning Experiences (Fink), Effective Grading (Walvoord & Anderson), or Collaborative Learning Techniques (Barkley, Cross & Major).

Sessions

Advising: Beyond Who, What, and Where
August 30-31, 2016

Teaching: Recognizing the Whole Student...How We Balance the Sometimes Competing Aims of Accountability, Fairness, and Support
September 27-28, 2016

Advising: Assisting Students in Financial Distress
October 25-26, 2016

Teaching: Inclusive Syllabus Design
November 29-30, 2016

Advising: TBD
December 13-14, 2016

Teaching: Reflecting on NSSE Results
January 24-25, 2017

Advising: TBD
February 21-22, 2017

Teaching: TBD
March 28-29, 2017

Advising: TBD
April 25-26, 2017


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