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New Faculty Teaching Academy

Workshop on student reflectionThe New Faculty Teaching Academy is a series of workshops offered to faculty new to the University of Kentucky to assist them in having a successful start with teaching responsibilities at the University of Kentucky. It is sponsored by the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) and is intended to serve as a follow-up to New Faculty Orientation.

The workshops are designed to introduce participants to issues such as course design, effective teaching strategies, the characteristics of UK students, and the academic culture of the campus.

There will be four workshops offered during the Fall 2014 semester and four more in the Spring 2015 semester.. For information regarding all CELT workshops for the upcoming semester please visit our Events page.

Fall 2014

Cheating: Curbing, Catching, and Consequences

Date: Tuesday, September 9 and Wednesday, September 10
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

This one-hour workshop addresses the issue of academic dishonesty to include cheating on exams and plagiarizing papers. What strategies can be used to curb cheating from occurring and catching it when it does? How can we construct our courses to reduce the incentives for cheating? What is the UK policy for dealing with students suspected of cheating?

Writing Good Multiple Choice Questions Is As Easy As A, B, C, All of the Above

Whether by choice or necessity, many of us find ourselves testing using multiple-choice questions. However, these kinds of questions can test more than rote memory. Designed well, they can assess higher levels of cognitive ability. This workshop examines some of the basic dos and don'ts of writing multiple-choice questions, how to make them intellectually challenging, strategies for building a test bank, and how to use statistical feedback to improve the questions.

Date: Wednesday, October 1 and Thursday, October 2
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Documenting Your Teaching Activities: Assembling a Teaching Portfolio

Putting together a teaching portfolio, to include writing a teaching philosophy statement, is an excellent way of providing evidence of instructional practice so that judgments on teaching performance go beyond simply using student evaluations (which also have their place). It is also an excellent way to engage in reflective practice regarding your teaching. This workshop will cover how to write a teaching philosophy statement and what to include in a portfolio.

Date: Wednesday, October 22 and Thursday, October 23
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Assertion Evidence Design: Re-Thinking Presentation Slides

Many of us use presentation slides such as PowerPoint. This workshop examines an alternative way to design slides known as Assertion Evidence Structure. We will address how it's done, reasons for doing it, and see examples of redesigned slides.

Date: Wednesday, November 12 (Note: Session originally schelduled for Thursday, November 13 will reschduled and the new time announced)
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Spring 2015 (Date, Time, and Location To Be Announced)

How Do I Handle This? Challenging Situations In and Out of the Classroom

Teaching to the Four Humors: Dealing With Phlegmatic, Sanguine, Choleric, and Melancholic Students

Teaching Millennials: Advice From a Boomer

Course/Teacher Evaluations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly