2010-2011 Essays

The Associates in Teaching Program: Graduate Student Development, Faculty Renewal, and Curricular Innovation  Bill Rando, Yale University Memo to Departments: Outcomes Assessment Really is a Good Idea Wayne Jacobson, University of Iowa Talking with Faculty About Cognitive Science & Learning … Continued

2009-2010 Essays

Facilitating Group Discussions: Understanding Group Development and Dynamics  Kathy Takayama, Brown University Transparent Alignment and Integrated Course Design David W. Concepción, Ball State University Multiple-Choice Questions You Wouldn’t Put on a Test: Promoting Deep Learning Using Clickers Derek Bruff, Vanderbilt … Continued

2008-2009 Essays

A Whole New World, A New Fantastic Point of View  Ron Berk, The Johns Hopkins University  This essay describes and considers an approach to classroom teaching evaluation that relies on multiple sources of evidence based on multiple ratings. This approach … Continued

2007-2008 Essays

Collaboration or Plagiarism? Explaining Collaborative-Based Assignments Clearly Tuesday L. Cooper, Empire State College When assigned collaborative learning projects, students often have difficulty determining appropriate contribution by each group member. By providing clear instructions, faculty can shape students’ appreciation of collaborative … Continued

06-07 Essays

Download All Jim Westerman, Appalachian State University Motivating Generation Y in the Classroom Generation Y students have matured and developed in an artificial, technologically-centered environment significantly different from what prior generations have experienced. This essay examines the impact of this … Continued

05-06 Essays

Download All Danelle D. Stevens and Anitonia Levi, Portland State University Leveling the Field: Using Rubrics to Achieve Greater Equity in Teaching and Grading Rubrics can be used to assure greater consistency in grading and as a teaching tool to … Continued

04-05 Essays

Download All Kate Brinko, Appalachian State University Transitions: What’s Love Got to Do With It? This essay addresses strategies for managing the transition of new faculty into the academy in order to avoid disenchantment and leaving the academy before tenure. … Continued

03-04 Essays

Download All Chris Anson, North Carolina State University Student Plagiarism: Are Teachers Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution? This essay explores ways in which instructors can subvert opportunities for plagiarism by rethinking limited models of writing and … Continued

02-03 Essays

Download All Milton Cox, Miami University Achieving Teaching and Learning Excellence through Faculty Learning Communities The impressive learning outcomes of student learning communities can be replicated for faculty learning communities (FLCs). This essay describes FLCs and ways they enhance faculty … Continued

01-02 Essays

Download All Edmund Hansen, Emporia State University From Cognitive Dissonance to Self-Motivated Learning Motivation is a multi-level change process we need to help students embrace. It often starts with experiences of cognitive dissonance and culminates in the definition of one’s … Continued