The Teaching & Learning Forum was created by a group of faculty in 1992. The Forum offers retreats, book groups, workshops, collaborative projects, and other initiatives in support of faculty development. Activities are directed by the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (TLA) Committee , a standing committee of the Faculty Senate, and the appointed coordinator who also serves as chair of the TLA Committee. Forum offices are located in Room 326 of the Stewart Library. The office is staffed year round. Please visit our library of books and materials on teaching and learning, including updated versions of MLA, APA and AMA manuals for publication and editing.
Possible presentation opportunity for Ten Before Tenure
We are pleased to release this Call for Proposals for the 2019 High-Impact Practices in the States Conference, which will be held between February 20-22, 2019 at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
All information pertaining to the conference, including links to the proposal submission system, the conference registration system, plenary speakers, the final conference program, and any additional information pertaining to the conference will be posted at wku.edu/hips.
On behalf of HIPs in the States, we hope to see you there.
Michael T. Stephenson, Texas A&M University
ISETL 2018 in Tempe, Arizona
48th Annual Conference of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning
Tempe Mission Palms, Tempe Arizona
October 10-13, 2018
ISETL encourages college and university faculty and practitioners from all disciplines to develop, study, and apply learner-centered principles of teaching, learning, and assessment in innovative, yet effective and practical ways.
The program committee invites proposals for 50-minute presentations - interactive teaching sessions, academic research sessions, roundtables or poster sessions - that reflect these goals. We are especially interested in presentations that demonstrate practical and creative teaching and learning techniques based on personal experiences and/or research that will appeal to colleagues in a wide variety of disciplines. Preference will be given to presentations that promise to model alternative teaching methods and engage their audiences in activity and dialogue.
All conference information is available on the Conference website:
The proposal submission system is now open and can be accessed by going to http://www.isetl.org/index.
Proposal deadline extended to June 1, 2018.
Are you trying to publish for tenure and promotion? Do you have some research focused on teaching and learning? Here are some selected journals on teaching and learning to which you could send your submission. Good luck!
The Digital New York Times at Weber State University
Weber State University faculty, students, and staff will have full complimentary access to the New York Times online (NYTimes.com) thanks to a university wide subscription that includes New York Times mobile apps, international editions and archives.
The New York Times initiative supports Weber State’s emphasis on promoting student success, fostering inclusion and diversity, supporting active learning and promoting global awareness by providing access to the International, Chinese language and Spanish language editions of the daily publication, as well as providing access to The New York Times’ historical archives and educational resources for teaching faculty. The initiative is sponsored by the Office of the Provost.
NYTimes.com covers a variety of topics through breaking news articles, blogs, videos, opinion and interactive features. With the subscription, users will be able to share content on social networks, save articles of interest, subscribe to email newsletters and set up personalized alerts. Access to NYTimes.com is available from any location, on or off campus.
So, what do you need to do to access the online offerings of The New York Times? It's easy! Create an account by following the steps below:
1. Go to accessnyt.com
2. Type in the name of the university, "Weber State University"
3. You will be given instructions for logging in
5. When you go back to nytimes.com and log in, you should be able to see your name in the top right hand corner
If you are interested in accessing instructional tools right now, The New York Times in Education is a growing library (16+) discipline-specific curated content from influential educators around the world. Faculty and instructors have access to various teaching strategies, articles, discussion questions, case studies and more to support integration of content from The New York Times into the curriculum.
If you have questions about the transition, contact the Teaching and Learning Forum. We'll send you another email as the digital date approaches. Let's go digital!
-Colleen Packer and Rachel Cox-