Monday, April 23, 2007

Thirteenth DATC Junto

Meeting Logistics: Tue, 1 May 2007 at ATLAS 320

As the spring semester comes to a close, we look toward the summer as a time to reflect on the past year and consider what we could do better for the upcoming year. For this junto, let’s talk about helping faculty with this process in considering course redesign.

Questions for your consideration:
  1. How might we better promote ourselves to faculty as teachers of pedagogy and not just trainers of technology?
  2. As Laura brought up in the last junto, we’re beyond the issue of faculty adoption of technology. Subsequently, how do we encourage faculty to reconsider the way they teach, and possibly incorporate new technologies, to improve student learning?
  3. How can we help faculty learn to improve their teaching and adopt good practices?
  4. What can we do to motivate faculty to take advantage of faculty development/learning opportunities such as FTEP (Faculty Teaching Excellence Program) and other available CU resources?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We had a good discussion today. I would characterize it as applying the readings to our work, mainly. We talked about ways to provide faculty members and ourselves with information about what we learn and think about educational technologies. We talked about ways to attract faculty to work with us. We talked about how to handle the delicate balance between knowing about how teaching and learning occurs and giving advice to faculty members about their teaching, research, and creative works. We also talked about a project we might undertake in the summer to put together a kind of best practices training on PowerPoint and we might extend that to other technologies.

My favorite treats were Doris' double berry oatmeal bars! I think I had three or four. Yum!