Academy of Teaching Scholars Competency: Assessment Methods
Critical reflection on teaching and learning is a process that can lead to many positive outcomes for both novice and experienced educators. It is a way to improve our teaching practices by questioning assumptions, observing our practices, acting upon our observations, and evaluating the consequences of our actions. Engaging in critical reflection can also serve as a catalyst for the design of scholarly activities that contribute to the academic community and strengthen the dossiers of faculty seeking promotion and/or tenure.
Participants in this workshop will explore the process of critical reflection, including its essential elements and implications for teaching practice and student learning. To this end, participants will identify a teaching activity that they are currently engaged in that would be a suitable context in which to engage in critical reflection and the informed actions that follow.
For whom is this workshop appropriate? Faculty of all ranks. Anyone who teaches – staff, advisors, adjuncts, lecturers, tenure-track faculty. Anyone interested in growth and development as an instructor. Anyone who would like to connect reflection to scholarly activities. Anyone who wants to be part of a community of reflective colleagues. Whether you rarely reflect on your teaching practices or often do, this is a workshop for you.
Participants will also learn more about how they can apply to become a member of a Faculty Learning Community on the Role of Reflection in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), to begin in spring 2017.
This event is co-sponsored by the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).
This event fulfills the Assessment Methods competency for the Academy of Teaching Scholars.