Teaching: Joys and Challenges of the Greatest Profession by Dr. Todd Zakrajsek
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)
Having the opportunity to be a teacher in higher education is a gift. Having the opportunity to mold future members of any society is an amazing experience. That said, this profession also comes with a multitude of challenges. In this session, we will explore teaching as a “profession”, looking both at why teaching is exceptionally important to everyone and how research on teaching can help all of us to be better at educating others. This session is designed to encourage attendees to think about education, the role of the teacher, and the role of the student in new and fundamentally different ways. Included, of course, will be a few strategies for meeting the challenges of our profession.
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CELT’s mission is to serve as leaders to the college community by providing expertise, support, and resources to enhance learning, teaching, and scholarship. CELT will foster an institutional culture where learning is our central focus.
In support of this mission, CELT will participate in campus wide conversations on institutional initiatives and provide on and off campus professional development opportunities related to effective pedagogical approaches as well as discipline specific teaching strategies. Professional development activities will include workshops, consultation, webinars or other on-line tutorials, as well as more in depth learning experiences such as on-line courses and summer institutes targeting issues such as course re-design. CELT will provide mentoring and extensive professional development opportunities that specifically target new faculty. CELT will also provide guidance and expertise to faculty and administrators on issues related to hiring processes for new faculty, on-going mentoring, and providing effective feedback through observations. In addition, CELT will provide opportunities for collegial and intellectually stimulating conversations among faculty from various disciplines, support and celebrate faculty scholarship activities, and engage in educational research activities.
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