Peer review of teaching

Author: Nancy Van Note Chism
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9781882982257
Format: PDF, ePub
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Peer review, when done well, has been seen to reinvigorate teaching, provide detailed appraisal, and enrich evidence on which decisions about compensation and promotion are made. In this concise, yet comprehensive book, Nancy Van Note Chism offers a framework for the use of peer review; lists the tasks involved in setting up a peer-review program; and provides guidelines, protocols, checklists, and reproducible rating forms for reviewing course materials, classroom performance and non-course teaching activities, such as overall departmental teaching efforts and teaching portfolios. She addresses institution-level issues: policies about peer review; responsibilities of administrators, reviewers, and reviewees; and the components of an effective peer-review system. The book is offered in the hope that providing examples and forms will not reduce the important work of peer review to mere forms or rigid procedures, but will empower faculty to articulate standards, perform their reviews systematically, and realize that engaging in peer reviews can be an approachable, helpful task. Peer reviews are rooted in the foundational approach of teaching as communal work that opens dialogue, probes assumptions, encourages sharing, and creates a culture that supports and sustains good teaching.

Evaluating Teaching in Higher Education A Vision for the Future

Author: Katherine E. Ryan
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787954482
Format: PDF, ePub
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This issue analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of current approaches to evaluating teaching and recommends practical strategies for both improving current evaluation methods and developing new ones. The contributors provide an overview of new techniques such as peer evaluations, portfolios, and student ratings of instructors and technologies that can help instructors become more effective and help institutions demonstrate that effectiveness. This is the 83rd issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Teaching and Learning.

Cases on Quality Teaching Practices in Higher Education

Author: Salter, Diane J.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466636629
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Although educators continue to face the issue of maintaining quality teaching practices, academic managers and educational developers face significant challenges when changing in higher education teaching strategies. Cases on Quality Teaching Practices in Higher Education presents international case studies of individual approaches and institutional examples to benefit teachers at the individual level as well as institutional leaders involved in change. This publication is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate level courses in education related best practices in pedagogy, innovation in the use of technology, and the future direction of universities in the advancement of teaching practices.

A guide to faculty development

Author: Kay Herr Gillespie
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9781882982455
Format: PDF
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Assembled and written under the auspices of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, this book is a fundamental resource for faculty developers, as well as for faculty and administrators interested in promoting and sustaining faculty development within their institution. Based on POD's classic volume. A Handbook for New Practitioners, this new book offers up-to-date and relevant information on a range of faculty development topics, including Setting up a faculty development program by examining organizational options, program types, and ten principles of good practice in creating and sustaining teaching and learning centers Assessing teaching practices: the evaluation process, individual consultation, classroom observation, and small group instructional diagnosis Practical strategies to consider in promoting a faculty development program, staging successful workshops, producing newsletters, using technology, and creating a positive classroom climate Reaching specific audiences such as department chairs and poor teachers Using problem-based learning Addressing diversity issues in the classroom, implementing multicultural faculty development activities, and including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people How to establish a successful faculty development committee

Sociology A Global Perspective

Author: Joan Ferrante
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495390917
Format: PDF, ePub
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Sociology: A Global Perspective, 7/e introduces you to the concepts and theories of sociology, demonstrates how they can be used to think about the most significant and pressing global issues of our day, and uses powerful visual images to illustrate their impact on individuals, local communities, and society. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Das Weltbild des Kindes

Author: Jean Piaget
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608202293
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Dieser Klassiker der Entwicklungspsychologie liefert eine gut verständliche und immer noch spannend zu lesende Übersicht über die typischen Wahrnehmungs- und Interpretationsmuster von Vorschulkindern. Wie interpretieren Kinder den Zusammenhang von Wörtern und Dingen, den Ursprung und die Eigenschaften natürlicher Phänomene und die Ursache von Ereignissen? Jean Piaget analysiert in diesem Buch die typischen Eigenheiten des kindlichen Weltverstehens und widmet sich damit grundlegenden Fragen der Entwicklungspsychologie. Auf der Basis eigener Befragungen zu unterschiedlichen Aspekten der Kinderlogik greift er die Resultate der damaligen Forschung auf und setzt diese zu einem umfassenden Erklärungsmodell zusammen.

Leadership Challenge

Author: James M. Kouzes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527503742
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Through research, interviews and the experience of hundreds of managers, Kouzes and Posner show how leadership can be learned and mastered by all. Readable, interesting, and up-to-date. Highly recommended.--Library Journal.

Engaging large classes

Author: Christine A. Stanley
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9781882982516
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Large classes have become a fact of life in colleges and universities across America; even as academic funding has decreased, class enrollments have continued to rise. Although students, teachers, and administrators are often concerned by the potentially negative impact of uneven teacher-to-student ratios, large classes also offer many potential advantages that are less recognized and not always maximized. In Engaging Large Classes, the authors demonstrate that large classes can be just as stimulating and rewarding as smaller classes. Written by experienced teachers of large classes across a wide range of disciplines and institutions, this book provides faculty members and administrators with instructional strategies and advice on how to enhance large class settings. This book summarizes many of the core issues related to successfully teaching large classes, including An honest review of the advantages and disadvantages of large classes Advice on how to design, plan, manage, and fairly assess large classes The universality of large-class issues across disciplines, from classroom management to working with teaching assistants Strategies for using classroom technology, active learning, and collaborative learning Seventeen detailed examples of large classes from a range of higher education institutions The authors not only present an overview of research on teaching large classes, they also equip readers with helpful insight into the mechanics of large-class pedagogy. This book has the potential to change the way academia views the reality of teaching large classes.

An Introduction to American Policing

Author: Dennis J. Stevens
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284110117
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"An Introduction to American Policing, Second Edition" connects the US criminal justice system, criminology, and law enforcement knowledge to the progress of the police community. It is the perfect resource for a Police Science course.