(5-10 Mins) Shareworthy & Shareable Improvements; Challenges
Saundra McGuire LSU Baton Rouge - Applying ideas from metacognition to helping faculty help students learn more effectively
[Refer to: Diane Hagni Mo. S&T - How can we demonstrate the impact of engaging the 2nd 10% of the faculty in course improvements - so that supportive resources will be continued? How do we know that course improvements made by the 1st 10% are worth the effort?]
(5-10 Mins) Successes
"We invite applications from faculty who will serve as mentors to three faculty colleagues. The application form is attached.
Mentors with knowledge of and experience with instructional technology will recruit three colleagues from their school or college to enter a mentoring relationship on
teaching, learning and technology. The mentors will receive support from members of TLTR 2, as well as formal training from TLC and ISC. Mentors also have access to support from units represented on TLTR 2, such as the library and online learning. Mentors are then responsible for disseminating what they know and what they have learned to their mentees. Mentors will receive a $2,000 stipend upon completion of project. Mentors can also apply for additional technology funds. (See application form attached)."
"Expectations and Outcomes:
Faculty mentors will be expected to teach the new technology and mentees will
be expected to apply the new knowledge to their teaching practice. The deliverables
for this project include an assessment report on this faculty development model, an
assessment report on the teaching and technology project, and a webpage describing
the project to Temple community. Mentor/mentee groups are also encouraged to
present their work through the TLTR faculty development workshop series and/or other
"Mentors would commit to:
1) Participate in relevant training in best practices from TLTR representatives:
TLC, ISC, Paley Library, and Online Learning.
2) Research the technology to be taught to mentees.
3) Meet with mentee(s) monthly to mentor them to learn the new technology
and ways to apply it to teaching.
4) Work with mentees to develop a representation of project for TLTR website.
5) Author a report on a) how the faculty development model impacted mentor’s
knowledge and practices with instructional technology, b) how this model for
faculty development could be leveraged, generalized or revised to be helpful for
other Temple faculty. This report should reference the data represented in the
mentees’ assessment report (described below).?
[Refer to: Jane Harris UNCG - Faculty Cracker Barrels and 1-1 Conversations]
(5-15 Mins) Extermission
Use online polling tool(s) to invite participants to exchange and rank questions/ideas/statements
Invite colleagues to session and respond to questions on GetSatisfaction
Focus on shareworthy, shareable improvement introduced by Saundra McGuire
What % of faculty at your institution already use this improvement? (as per your best wild guess)
What obstacles are preventing more people from using this improvement?
What are some of the challenges you often encounter at your own institution that might be impeding colleagial sharing of shareworthy, shareable improvements?
What are some shareworthy improvements that are not very shareable?
What are some shareable improvements that are also shareworthy?
Who are the next 10% and how can we engage and support them?
NEXT TIME Successful ways for sharing shareworthy shareable improvements - REPORTS
NEXT TIME Ways for sharing shareworthy shareable improvements - UNTRIED IDEAS
(10 Mins) Next Steps
How your colleagues can participate in the "real" Symposium sessions
What can you and the TLT Group do to increase the likelihood that 2 or 3 of your colleagues will participate in the next sessions of this symposium - August 9, 16 2-3pm EDT? - Sally Gilbert
Rebecca Kurtz, TLT Group - Interview follow-up as "Action Research"?
What do you want? What can you offer?From/to this symposium? Who else should you/we invite? Who will help bake this bread?
Who can help prepare for the Symposium sessions and related activities?
How/when will we share symposium results with other colleagues?