Mission The mission of ATLE is to foster excellence in teaching and learning; to demonstrate the value UALR places on high-quality teaching; and to build a stronger community among teachers and learners.
Philosophy ATLE believes that educational experiences need to entail more than what might be called the transmission model of teaching. From such a model, professors often assume, “If we tell students, we’ve taught students.” The transmission model is “teacher-centered” implying that the teacher holds all knowledge. If, however, we become learning-centered in our teaching, and we put the focus on the students, we become student- centered. This shift encourages us to think about ways we can understand how students learn.
Website and Newsletters http://ualr.edu/teachingacademy
Accomplishments for 2007-08 9-20-07 Lunch for 1 member from each department 10-8/16/24-07 Teaching Demonstrations 11-8/19/07 Table Top-Hot Topics Discussions
Accomplishments for 2007-08 1-16-08 Dr. Richard Light 2-12/19-08 Table Top-Hot Topic Discussions 2-26-08 Workshop on Service Learning with Office of Community Engagement 3-4/12/20-08 Teaching Demonstrations 4-16-08 ATLE Annual Report
Faculty Participants (fall) Gail Hughes: Teaching with Technology Ida Umphers: Active Learning & the Teaching of Math Andrew Eshleman: Why be Moral? Self-interest and the Morally Good Life Steve Edison: Problem Based Learning à la Ripley’s Believe It or Not Kristen McIntyre: Do I Make Sense? Focusing on Message Clarity
Faculty Participants (spring) Judith A. Hayn: Teaching Text in the “Real” Classroom Peggy Scranton: Teaching with Documents: Bill Clinton’s Vietnam Letter Dave Fisher: Beyond WebCT: Immersing Students in Virtual Cases Julien Mirivel: Bridging Theory and Praxis: Teaching to Cultivate Phronesis Janet Lanza & Jimmy Winter: Challenge Your Students’ Creativity
Table Top-Hot Topics SERVICE LEARNING MEETING STUDENTS WHERE THEY ARE TIPS FOR ACTIVATING AND MOTIVATING LEARNING FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE DONAGHEY SCHOLARS PROGRAM TECHNOLOGY TEACHING AS RESEARCH CIVILITY AND PROFESSIONALISM UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH GRADUATE RESEARCH UNIVERSAL DESIGN SCHOLARLY TECHNOLOGY AND RESOURCES (STAR)
Plans for 2008-2009 Budget Request of $145,850 Opening of ATLE Office More Teaching Demonstrations More Table Top-Hot Topics Discussions Shadowing and Reporting ATLE Summer Camp
UALR Distinguished Teaching Fellows sponsored by ATLE ATLE wants to validate and further elevate teaching at UALR. We propose an award that will include admission into the UALR Distinguished Teaching Fellows. To receive the Distinguished Teaching Fellows title a faculty member must show his or her commitment to personal growth in teaching by accruing 100 points from the following: Scholarly article on teaching issues 20 pts ea Presenting at an ATLE event10 pts ea Attending ATLE session 5 pts ea Attending ATLE Teaching Camp20 pts ea Article in ATLE Newsletter10 pts ea Shadowing Faculty10 pts Leading Hot Topic Discussion10 pts ea Teaching Philosophy Reflection 10 pts Membership comes with a gold medallion to wear with academic attire signifying the wearer’s commitment to teaching excellence.
UALR Distinguished Teaching Fellows Medal to be given in recognition of the commitment to teaching excellence