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CRAFT (College Resources for Advance Faculty Training)
Faculty can complete a series of workshops, and complete an implementation project, to earn a completion certificate that serves as documentation for the tenure and promotion portfolio, teaching awards and advancement, and continuous improvement of teaching. Classes are offered each semester with new certificate options to be added over time. Look for current certificate opportunities related to:
Magna Mentor Video Series
Magna 20-Minute Mentor is an on-demand digital library of targeted faculty development that offers solutions to common classroom challenges — in just 20 minutes! ( See video access instructions.) Perfect for:
• Self-directed learning
• Prompts for department discussions
• Mentoring and development
Faculty Launch! / Winter Warm-up
SCALE Workshops on Cooperative Learning
View bite-sized recordings from the SCALE workshop that took place in June 2014. Each focuses on a principle of effective design of cooperative learning.
Faculty Idea Exchange (FIX)
The second annual Faculty Idea Exchange was held on June 19th, 2015. Archived recordings are posted on the FIX page.
View recording of James Lang's talk about the link between the conditions of learning and assessment and propensity for students to cheat.
- Professional Development
- Faculty Idea Exchange
- Unlocking the Learning Code
- Magna 20 Minute Mentor
- Active and Collaborative Learning
- NISOD Resources
- Online Learning Consortium (formerly "Sloan")
- Faculty Launch!/Winter Warm-Up
- "Cheating Lessons and On The Clock"
- Classroom Assessment Techniques
Education scholar Ken Bain, in his book What the Best College Teachers Do, reports that the best “have at least an intuitive understanding of human learning akin to the ideas…emerging from research in the learning sciences.” In recent years, researchers have translated that science into books of principles and methods educators can apply. A collection of these resources is being assembled in our library that will be the basis for future workshops, LibGuides and our own investigations into “what works.” You can view a guide to current book titles available for check out and journals accessible via the library. Want to add a title or offer a review? Contact Rich James.