Teaching College in an Age of Accountability / Edition 1by Richard E. Lyons, Meggin McIntosh, Marcella L. Kysilka
This book provides professors with the insights and tools necessary to achieve higher levels on accountability assessment outcomes while preparing students for enhancing their own career success in a more complex future. In recent years, many initiatives have been implemented by a number of state legislatures and boards of trustees to increase “institutional… See more details below
This book provides professors with the insights and tools necessary to achieve higher levels on accountability assessment outcomes while preparing students for enhancing their own career success in a more complex future. In recent years, many initiatives have been implemented by a number of state legislatures and boards of trustees to increase “institutional effectiveness.” These measures have made colleges and universities aware that practices once accepted as sacrosanct within the culture will, from this time forward, be assessed regularly for their contribution to achieving more accountable outcomes. This book equips professors to address outcome goals in a proactive manner.
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Table of Contents
1. The Rise of Accountability in Higher Education.
Increasing Stakeholders and Rising Expectations.
External Political Pressures.
Impact on Institutional Practices.
2. Implications of Accountability on Your Teaching.
Grounding our Teaching and Learning Effectiveness.
Individual Learning Styles.
Developing a Teaching Style that Fits with Students’ Learning Styles.
Fostering Students’ Responsibility for Achieving Learning Outcomes.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Instructors.
Managing the Retention Mileposts of the Term.
Students as Clients.
3. Today’s College Student.
The Big Picture.
Traditional vs. Non-Traditional Students and Their Three Distinct Generations.
Dealing Proactively with Common Problem Situations.
What Students Want from Their Professors.
Students with Special Needs.
4. Strategic Course Planning.
Strategic Teaching, Strategic Learning, and Strategic Course Planning.
Designing an Effective Course.
Additional Syllabus Considerations.
Grounding your Course Strategy.
5. Launching Your Course Effectively.
Orchestrating Positive First Impressions.
Introducing Yourself Effectively to the Class.
Clarifying Course Objectives and Your Expectations.
Helping Students to Learn from Each Other.
Getting to Know Your Students.
Whetting Students’ Appetites for Course Material.
Informing Students of Additional Opportunities.
Reassuring Students of Course’s Value.
Assessing Students’ Understanding of the Starting Position.
Following up the First Week of Class.
6. Managing the Context of Your Course.
Organizing your Course Materials.
Implementing and Managing Your Course Plan.
Managing Class Time Effectively.
Managing the Course Environment.
Special Strategies for Managing Large Classes.
Managing the First Exam or Major Assignment.
Surviving When You are Not Prepared for Class.
Professional Teaching Practices.
Dealing with Disruptive Students.
7. Instructor-centered Learning Methods.
New Ways to Think About Our Teaching.
Today’s Teaching and Learning Paradigm.
Strategic Use of Lecture.
Strategic Use of Video Presentations.
Strategic Use of Guest Speakers.
Strategic Use of Whole Group, Controlled Discussions.
8. Student-driven Learning Methods.
The Contemporary View.
Strategic Teaching Using Student-Driven Methods.
Strategic Use of Open Discussions.
Strategic Use of Cooperative and Collaborative Learning.
Strategic Use of Role-playing.
Strategic Use of Student Presentations.
Strategic Use of Experiential Education.
Strategic Use of Focused Study Time.
9. Infusing Technology into Your Teaching.
Organizing Class Instruction.
Fostering Richer Learning Relationships With Students Through Technology.
Enhancing Teaching Presentations.
Course Management Software.
Utilizing the Learning Resources of the Internet.
Organizing and Processing Information.
Dealing with Technology-facilitated Plagiarism.
Where Teaching and Learning with Technology Intersect.
10. Managing the Examination Process.
Qualities of an Effective Examination.
Developing Effective Selected Response Items: Matching, Completion, and Multiple Choice.
Developing Effective Essay Items.
Facilitating Student Success.
Administering the Exam.
Dealing with Student Cheating.
Reviewing and Following up Exam Results with Students.
11. Alternative Methods of Assessing Student Performance.
Incorporating Alternative Assessment into your Course.
Individual Learning Agreements.
12. Bringing Your Course to an Effective Conclusion.
Energizing Your Course as You Approach its End.
Supporting the Time and Project Management of Your Students.
The Challenges of Determining Students’ Final Grades.
Conducting Effective Closing Class Meetings.
Submitting End of Term Reports.
13. Evaluating Your Teaching Performance.
Conducting Informal Student Evaluations.
Arranging Informal Assessments by Colleagues.
Videotaping a Classroom Presentation.
Official Student Ratings.
Formal Evaluation by Instructional Leader.
Self-evaluation of Your Teaching.
14. Maintaining Your Edge.
Building a Following Among Students.
Leveraging Your Institution’s Faculty Development Resources.
Finding a Dedicated Teaching Colleague.
Becoming Technologically Savvy.
Maintaining a Collection of Teaching Resources.
Participating in Conference Sessions Devoted to Teaching.
Creating a Teaching Portfolio.
Assessing Your Teaching Success on a Regular Basis.
Solitude and Renewal.
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