Associate Faculty Teaching Forum Sessions

Whole Group Forum: Motivating Your Students To Prepare For Class (4:30 - 5 p.m.)

Getting students to prepare for class meetings can be a challenge, but doing so is important for making class time productive. In this whole group forum following Margie Ferguson's and Terri Tarr's AFTF event welcome (Lilly Auditorium, UL 0130), Professor Steve Fox will moderate a discussion among panelists and the audience about the challenges of motivating students to prepare for class. The discussion will begin with the practices and experiences of associate faculty themselves, as articulated in Forum attendees' own answers to the question, "How do you motivate your students to prepare for class?" (Forum attendees each provided an answer to this question as part of the event registration process.) Bring your questions!

Concurrent Forums I (5:10 - 6:15 p.m.)

Teaching Inclusively in the Classroom and Online: Creating a Welcoming Classroom Community

Students are more likely to persist and succeed when they engage texts, concepts, and one another in their learning. While diversity in the classroom promises learning opportunities for all, diversity without equity and inclusion can work to hinder conversations and student learning. Participants in this session will discuss ways to address some of the issues that hinder conversation—including stereotype threat, microaggressions, and bias in the classroom—and will also discuss ways to encourage every student to actively contribute and feel included in the learning process.

Canvas: 10 Simple Tips + BYOQ (Bring Your Own Questions)

Getting to know the ins and outs of Canvas can take some time. This session will provide participants with simple tips to make their course easier to navigate, streamline communication, and to provide clear expectations for students. Participants are encouraged to bring their questions, and to bring their laptops so that they may try out tips introduced during the session.

Making and Using Rubrics for Grading

Rubrics make grading consistent and speedy, and make grading more transparent to students. Rubric criteria also help students become critical thinkers and to assess their own work. In this session, participants will discuss the benefits and challenges, and approaches that allow the creation and use rubrics as elements of teaching and learning strategies.

Concurrent Forums II (6:40 - 7:45 p.m.)

Canvas: Creating Multimedia Content for Your Canvas Course

New options allow easy and quick creation of audio, video, and recorded lectures to be shared in Canvas with your students. In this session, we will demonstrate a few free options available at IU, including Office Mix, Kaltura Media, and Kaltura Capturespace. Bring your questions about multimedia content creation and bring a laptop, too. (Note that some applications require software installation and sometimes administrator access.)

Giving Feedback to Students in the Classroom and Online

This session will engage participants in a conversation about the challenges of providing learners with meaningful feedback in the classroom, in clinical education settings, and online.  Participants will define “meaningful” feedback; they will discuss techniques for, and experiences with, providing useful feedback; they will share experiences with, and approaches to, presenting negative feedback.

Creating a Teaching Portfolio to Showcase Your Teaching

Efforts to document teaching effectiveness in a portfolio can help an instructor refine a course, to make a compelling case for promotion or hire, or to win a teaching award.  This session introduces different approaches to capture evidence of teaching achievements and to describe and shape one’s evolution as a teacher. Participants will discuss strategies, challenges, and benefits, of creating a teaching portfolio.

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