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1 ADJUNCT FACULTY WORKSHOP Presented by Dr. Tammy Gocial Professor Cherie Fister, and Dr. John Lewington.

2 TEACHING & ASSESSMENT SKILLS FOR ADJUNCT FACULTY Presented by Dr. John Lewington

3 Welcome! Thank you. Maryville University – Quality Your contribution to the university Purpose of the seminar General housekeeping Ask questions Make contacts

4 My Definition of Teaching The art of defining and communicating the basic knowledge, skills and mental models necessary to understand, evaluate, discuss and create/ compose within a specific discipline (e.g. history, biology, accounting, marketing, music, etc.).

5 Course and Lesson Planning Determine your role as an instructor, coach, facilitator, or learning director. Set the objectives at the level of the course. Define the key knowledge, skills and mental models. Select appropriate learning methodologies. Formulate fair assessments. Communicate at every stage of the course.

6 The FIRST Session Introduce yourself. Learn names. Prepare a lively/interactive first session. Define key external learning resources. Demonstrate your command of the discipline. Develop supporting materials ahead of each class, and act as a learning partner. Make clear your policies for: - attendance: see Academic Catalog & define expectations. - involvement – specify how this will be assessed. - late assignments (does lateness disqualify assignment?). - academic dishonesty (see later slide). - use of cell phones/laptops in class.

7 Preparing a Syllabus: The Learning Contract Course name & # Name of instructor Contact times and media. Main text Course objectives Statement of Inclusion (ADA) Course assignments. Main course requirements and grading scheme. List of useful resources. Assessment methods. See attached diagram of syllabus content.

8 Course Information Course Title Course Number Credit Hours Prerequisites Starting Date Classroom/Labs/ Studios Days and Times Instructor Information Full Name Title Office Location Office Phone Emergency Phone (Cell) Home Phone (Restrictions) Official Preferred Web Site Office Hours Textbook(s) Title Author Date Edition (Cost) Supplements Online Resources Desire2Learn PowerPoints Notes Web links Chat Quizzes University Resources Additional texts Library Resources Databases Academic Success Center Statement of Inclusion Materials/Supplies Safety Calculators Art/material supplies Learning Objectives Bloom’s Taxonomy: -cognitive, affective. and psychomotor domains. Knowledge Comprehension Application Analysis Synthesis Evaluation Values Physical skills Course Schedule Daily, weekly or sessions Assignment schedule Presentation schedule Exam schedule Online activities – chat Practical activities Visits Mid-Term and Finals Grading and Assessment Methods Grading Scheme Exams & Quizzes Essays Term Papers Presentations Practical Participation Policies Attendance & lateness Participation Missed exams Late assignments Academic dishonesty Lab safety Americans’ Disability Act FINAL GRADE APPEALS Syllabus as a Learning Contract: A Systematic Model Basic Information Learning Resources Course Description Assessment

9 Teaching Techniques Lectures Discussions Question and Answer Demonstrations Guest Lectures and Substitutes Group Learning Role Playing Oral Reports and Laboratories Critical Thinking (http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com/http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com/

10 Out-Of-Class Learning Term Papers (Research Projects) Assignments and Exercises Case Studies Publication Reading Internet research and use of Maryville’s Library.

11 Use of Instructional Aids PowerPoint presentations Overhead projector Video Handouts Chalkboards/Whiteboards Role playing Desire-to-learn (D2L) https://learn.maryville.edu/index.asp

12 Assessment Techniques Use a mix of: Reports and research Essay tests Case studies Oral presentations Group activities Examinations Multiple choice Recall and true/false Practical tests

13 ACADEMIC INTEGRITY Cheating during examinations. Collusion on out-of-class assignments. Plagiarism – copying from other students, downloading from the Internet. FULL-TIME FACULTY ADVISORS AND ADMINISTRATORS SHOULD BE INFORMED AND LEFT TO HANDLE THESE ISSUES. Students should be reported to the Dean, so that recording system can work.

14 TECHNOLOGY STATEMENT/POLICY Personal electronics (e.g., laptops, iPads, cell phones) can be used to enhance learning and instruction in a variety of ways, but during class time they should be used only for class-related activities. Texting and the use of other electronic devices for non-class-related activities should be reserved for class break times. Additionally, with permission of the instructor, audio and/or video recordings may be used for your individual learning, but cannot be distributed to others without the instructor’s permission.

15 Grading and Feedback When grading assigned work…give it back next session. Develop a grading plan for each assignment to ensure consistency and fairness. Don’t feel you have to grade everything! Show how to apply the theories from class. Deal with unhappy students in private on a one-to- one basis. Try to make comments, notes and corrections in a positive way. Be honest about poor or incomplete work. Final Grades – do not grades before you have posted them to Access Maryville.

16 Grading Scheme (100 point scale) Notes on Final Grades D is earned credit, but not for required courses in the major. Graduate Only: Limited number of C grades in graduate work. I – Incomplete: allowed for unforeseen life challenges only. DG – Graduate course not completed due to exceptional circumstances AF – Failing due to excessive absences. NE – Not eligible, used when I or DG time has expired –no effect on GPA. W – Student withdrew from course, no effect on GPA Pass/ Fail (No Pass) – Limited use non-major courses (instructor authorized) A = A- = B+ = B = B- = C+ = C = C- = D = F = 59 or less

17 Communicating with the Registrar Access Maryville Class Roster Attendance reporting Mid-term deficiency grades Final grades Early alert How to use it. Go to Maryville’s web site Click on Current Students Or User id, your name, then password.

18 SUPPORT SYSTEMS Center for Academic Success and First- Year Experience Associate Vice President and Director: Dr. Jennifer McClusky Associate Director: Kelly Mock Personal Counseling Jennifer Henry Mary Ellen Finch Center for Teaching and Learning Dr. Marilyn Cohn

19 Next Speakers Academic Integrity Presenter: Dr. Tammy Gocial Nuts and Bolts Session Presenter: Professor Cherie Fister


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