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Connect Your Research to Service Learning

Connect Your Research to Service Learning

Find out how research into student learning can help instructors prepare for publication and promotion.

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upcomingevents


March


Thursday, March 5
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Express Scripts Hall 104
Research and Reflecting on Your Teaching: Creating Effective Strategies Through Service-Learning
Faculty routinely research (and publish) in their areas of expertise. More and more faculty are beginning to research aspects related to effective teaching practices in their classrooms – especially (but not limited to) those who use Service-Learning in their classrooms. In this workshop, we’ll explore questions you have about not only what works or doesn’t work as well as you’d like – but frame those questions to help you discover why that is. We’ll present some frequently used SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) research designs that may help you craft research that answers your questions. Finally, we’ll connect you with resources on SoTL research.
This interactive workshop will focus on the following questions: What are your students learning? How do you know? How can research into student learning help instructors prepare for publication and promotion?
Friday, March 6
1:00 - 2:30 PM
CTL Conference Room - 589 Lucas
Preparing the Factual Record
You plan to submit your papers for review, but what goes into the all-important Factual Record? How do you work with your ad personam committee? What’s a dossier? Whether you will be reviewed for promotion or promotion with tenure, bring your questions and ideas to this informal session. Guidance and coffee will be served.

April


Friday, April 3
1:00 – 2:30 PM
CTL Conference Room - 589 Lucas
UMSL’s Tenure/Promotion Procedures and Guidelines for Preparing Dossiers: Guidance from the Senate Committees for Chairs of Departments and Ad Personam Committees
Members of the Senate ATP and NTT Promotion Committees clarify areas of the UMSL Tenure and Promotion Procedures that are often misinterpreted, and offer wisdom about preparing dossiers that provide committee members with the information they need, in a format they can easily grasp. This colloquium focuses on reviewing the procedures that kick into action after candidates file their initial factual record, alerting responsible faculty to frequently-made mistakes, and providing hints about what committee members look for in a dossier. Co-sponsor: Faculty Senate.
Friday, April 10
1:30-3:00 PM
Express Scripts Hall 103 
Solving the Problem of Teamwork: An Introduction to Team-Based Learning
Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a special form of collaborative learning using a specific sequence of individual work, group work and immediate feedback to create a motivational framework for student learning. TBL focuses on the mastery of course content and (more importantly) its application. This workshop will introduce participants to the basic components of TBL, including the preparation of students for team-based work and the design of effective group assignments.


May


Friday, May 1
1:00 – 2:30 PM
CTL Conference Room - 589 Lucas
Preparing for Promotion for Non-Tenure Track Faculty Members
Colleagues share strategies for documenting effective teaching. Learn what constitutes evidence and how to collect and present it. Co-sponsor: Faculty Senate.

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