CTLT's Early Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of service at ISU a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy.
Early Career Faculty Circles are also part of the University Faculty Mentoring Network (UFMN).
The New Faculty page features more resources for new and early career faculty.
No registration is required for these events. For the Spring 2021 semester, a Zoom link to these meetings will be sent through the Early Career Listserv.
Dana Karraker, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
This semester, participants will draft a reflection on teaching that captures their teaching in this unprecedented learning environment. They will collect and analyze data about their teaching and write a summary that can be used in promotion and tenure materials.
Sessions are duplicated on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Attend as many weeks as you can, but don't worry if you can't attend all!
Wednesday, January 27 • Noon to 1 p.m.
Thursday, January 28 • Noon to 1 p.m.
This semester we explore Reflective and Scholarly Teaching practices. Scholarly Teaching happens when we systematically and strategically gather evidence about our teaching practices and student learning and analyze the feedback we get to inform our practices. In this first session, we will discuss these practices and how we can use them to document and communicate our classroom teaching and learning.
Wednesday, February 10 • Noon to 1 p.m.
Thursday, February 11 • Noon to 1 p.m.
In the second session, we will continue to discuss Scholarly Teaching practices. This week, we will focus on gathering evidence. How can we know how effective our teaching is? We will discuss several ways to collect student feedback throughout the semester and make a plan for which methods might be appropriate for the courses we are teaching?
Wednesday, March 3 • Noon to 1 p.m.
Thursday, March 4 • Noon to 1 p.m.
As we approach the middle of the semester, it is a good time to step back and reflect on the teaching and learning has been going. We will discuss processes for analyzing and reflecting on student feedback and how this process can improve our own professional satisfaction related to teaching and also improve learning in our courses.
Wednesday, March 31 • Noon to 1 p.m.
Thursday, April 1 • Noon to 1 p.m.
In this final session of the semester, we discuss how to document our teaching effectiveness for purposes of our personal professional development or to share our effectiveness with others. We will invite veteran faculty to join us and share their wisdom on documenting effective teaching practices.
If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in a CTLT event or service, please contact CTLT at CTLT@ilstu.edu.Overview of Scholarly Teaching Practices