CTL Faculty Development Survey

The Center for Teaching and Learning asks that you take a few moments to complete this brief survey. Your input will help us better focus our programs and resources. Please use the comments sections to provide additional ideas, suggestions and reactions. If you have more ideas and comments and/or want to talk about Center programs face to face please do not hesitate to contact the Center staff (2681) or Bill Wallace (2405) directly.
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Part 1: Demographic Information

Part 2: Topics in Teaching

Improving Student work in groups or teams
Adding active or experiential learning activities to a course
Using Games and simulations in the classroom
Enhancing lecture presentations for large enrollment courses
Implementing interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning
Ways of dealing with plagiarism or academic dishonesty
How integrate ideas of social justice, global citizenship and/or multicultural awareness into courses in my discipline
Is my course ADA compliant - How would I know?
Effectively using a portfolio as a teaching tool
No one is talking: Creating effective classroom discussions
Creating effective and engaging presentation content (Powerpoint slides, Clicker activities, multimedia content, etc....)

Part 3: Student Life

What is good advising and how is it done?
Teaching under prepared and/or overwhelmed students
Sexual orientation and/or multicultural issues in the classroom
Angry to lethargic: Working and teaching difficult students
Classroom policies - what rules should you have, what works and why
Grade challenges: How to discuss grade challenges and policies with students
Creating a relationship and getting the work done: Working with students on a collaborative research project
Doesn't everyone learn the same way? Brain research and the new college student
Merging curricular and co-curricular programs to enhance the student experience

Part 4: Assessment and Grading

What does the Higher Learning Commission expect and how are we supposed to prepare?
Writing (or finding) effective rubrics in my discipline
Quick and easy classroom formative assessments
How do I line course level outcomes with program level outcomes?
Ways to manage a portfolio evaluations
Methods of grading group or team projects
Is this really a contract? Issues and new ideas in syllabus design and creation
Creating learning outcomes for programs and majors
Effective use of the Blackboard Grade Center
Creating tests and quizzes with Respondus
Effectively Responding to student written work
Grading writing assignments efficiently and effectively

Part 5: Professional Development

Grant seeking and writing
Publishing help - forming faculty support groups to aid in writing articles, books or creative works
Before tenure: Stories from the trenches - how to navigate the process
After tenure: I took the sabbatical - how do I create a productive career that will last 25 years or more?
AARP knows where I live: Teaching, research and professional growth in the last 10 years of a career
Who else has read this? Book groups and discussions on topics of interest
Can you write a textbook? Creating the text and finding a publisher
Creating a personal website
How to create an effective Faculty Information Form
Playing around with new technology: iPads, eReaders, flipcams, digital cameras and Garageband
Why is there never enough time? Strategies in time management for the teaching scholar

Part 6: Communication

Inside Hamline Announcements
Personal e-mail
Monthly printed calendars listing all events
Calendar listing on the CTL website
Weekly phone messages
Postings on the new digital signage system
Event fliers in your campus mailbox

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