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1 Sharing What You’ve Learned Tom Bowers Dean Emeritus School of Journalism and Mass Communication

2 Sharing What You've Learned Agenda General strategies for sharing Strategies for sessions here Ideas to get you started

3 Sharing What You've Learned Think about Arrangements How many people? Their motivation? Resistance? Time of day (how long?) Location and technology

4 Sharing What You've Learned Choosing Topics Can’t share everything. Strategy for choosing: –What do they need? –What interests you? –What’s the easiest? What topic would YOU choose?

5 General Strategies for All Topics

6 Sharing What You've Learned What’s the Value? Why this knowledge or skill is important. When and how they will use it. How it relates to what they know.

7 Engage Them We remember 20% of what we _____. Sharing What You've Learned

8 Engage Them We remember 20% of what we hear. 50% of what we hear and ____. Sharing What You've Learned

9 Engage Them We remember 20% of what we hear. 50% of what we hear and see. 70% of what we hear, see and __. Sharing What You've Learned

10 Engage Them We remember 20% of what we hear. 50% of what we hear and see. 70% of what we hear, see and do. 90% of what we hear, see, do and ______. Sharing What You've Learned

11 Engage Them We remember 20% of what we hear. 50% of what we hear and see. 70% of what we hear, see and do. 90% of what we hear, see, do and talk about while we do it. Sharing What You've Learned

12 Sharing What You've Learned Presentation Tips Tell them. Show them. Do it. Talk about it.

13 Specific Strategies for This Week’s Topics

14 Sharing What You've Learned How to Edit When You don’t have Time Importance? What will you say? What will you show? What will you do? What will you talk about? Work in pairs or competition

15 Math and Graphics Importance? What will you say? What will you show? What will you do? What will you talk about? Work in pairs or competition Sharing What You've Learned

16 Ethics Importance? What will you say? What will you show? What will you do? What will you talk about? Sharing What You've Learned

17 Sharing What You've Learned Grammar Smackdown Importance? What will you say? What will you show? What will you do? What will you talk about? “Jeopardy”

18 Sharing What You've Learned Libel and Privacy Issues Importance? What will you say? What will you show? What will you do? What will you talk about?

19 Sharing What You've Learned Alternative Story Forms Importance? What will you say? What will you show? What will you do? What will you talk about?

20 Sharing What You've Learned Taking Care of Yourself Importance? What will you say? What will you show? What will you do? What will you talk about?

21 Web Essentials and Editing Importance? What will you say? What will you show? What will you do? What will you talk about? Sharing What You've Learned

22 Sharing What You've Learned Editing Projects Importance? What will you say? What will you show? What will you do? What will you talk about? Work in pairs or competition

23 Managing People Importance? What will you say? What will you show? What will you do? What will you talk about? Work in pairs or competition Sharing What You've Learned

24 Sharing What You've Learned Mapleview Farm Importance? What did you learn?

25 Sharing What You've Learned Questions and Ideas

26 Teaching for Pay Adjunct or Part-time Full-time

27 Strategies for Adjunct Teaching

28 Sharing What You've Learned Getting Hired Find names of schools in area. Write dean, director or chair of journalism program. Include résumé. ( Curriculum Vitae ) Show that you understand what teaching entails…

29 Sharing What You've Learned Your Course Assignment Likely to be existing course. Ask for syllabus. Expect to follow existing course objectives. Use your own strategies.

30 Sharing What You've Learned Create a Course Objectives Logical arrangement of topics For a semester or quarter Creating and evaluating assignments

31 Sharing What You've Learned Show your: Knowledge of the subject –Experience Ability to help others learn the subject and its skills. Availability to students –Office hours – contact

32 Sharing What You've Learned Find Out: Grading philosophy of the school. Your classroom and its capabilities. Technical support from the school.

33 Sharing What You've Learned Teaching Tips Get to know your students ASAP. –Names –Something about them. Start each class with preview agenda. –Value and importance End each class with summary.

34 Sharing What You've Learned Teaching Tips Engage students as much as possible. –Ask questions. –Stimulate discussion. Show enthusiasm. Show that you are excited about the subject and your students.

35 Sharing What You've Learned Teaching Tips Have students work together. –Collaborate on assignments. –Grade each other. Give them lots of practice. Return assignments promptly. Create realistic assignments. Use deadline pressure.

36 Sharing What You've Learned Teaching Tips Allow students to practice and make mistakes before you grade them. Tell them how you will evaluate their work. Show exemplary work of others.

37 Sharing What You've Learned Teaching Tips Ask for feedback after 3-4 weeks. Adjust if appropriate. Explain why you cannot adjust.

38 Sharing What You've Learned Be Prepared For… Students who don’t want to be journalists. Students with weak writing skills. Students who don’t read print newspapers. Students who are late to class. Students who want to surf the Web.

39 Sharing What You've Learned Be Prepared For… Elation of coaching students who “get” the point you want them to learn. Immense satisfaction of shaping lives and careers.

40 What about Full-Time?

41 Sharing What You've Learned Faculty Lines Academic unit has set number of faculty positions (lines). Controlled by university. Can be changed by: –Enrollment growth or decline

42 Sharing What You've Learned Creation of Vacancy Retirement, resignation, death. New faculty line.

43 Sharing What You've Learned Definition of Position Teaching specialties. Degree and other requirements. Rank.

44 Sharing What You've Learned Applications Application letter, CV and other materials. Names of references. Position must be open minimum number of days. Review of applications begins after that period.

45 Sharing What You've Learned Search Committee Review Careful examination of paper record. Limited contact with references. This review results in the…

46 Sharing What You've Learned Short List Best 3-5 applicants. Committee contacts references. Possible telephone interviews. Committee recommends this list for…

47 Sharing What You've Learned Faculty Action Recommendation to dean that candidates on short list be invited for interviews. These candidates are invited to campus for …

48 Sharing What You've Learned Interview Visit 1-2 days on campus. Meetings with administrators, faculty and students. Teach a class. Research or creative presentation. Visits are followed by …

49 Sharing What You've Learned Search Committee Action Recommendation to faculty and dean that Candidate A be offered the position.

50 Sharing What You've Learned Offer Dean offers position to the candidate—pending final approval of Board of Trustees/Governors. Candidate accepts.

51 Sharing What You've Learned Job announcements Chronicle of Higher Education Editor & Publisher Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication –http://www.aejmc.org/http://www.aejmc.org/


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