ESSC coordinates a variety of events featuring topics relating to faculty members in any stage of their career. We welcome every faculty member to participate in events of interest to them. Faculty may volunteer to present on topics of interest to their colleagues, and suggestions are always welcome.
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Tentative Schedule Spring 2023
|1||Designing Assessments That Are Aligned with Learning Goals (ESSC, Faculty Center and IDHI, Helen Hu)||January. 18,|
2023, 12-1 p.m.
|2||“The Missing Course” Book Club (Chapter 4+5)||Feb 24, 2023, 12-1pm||Zoom|
|3||The Essentials of Team Based Learning (ESSC, Tiffany Huitt)||March 10, 2023, 12-1 p.m.||Zoom|
|4||“The Missing Course” Book Club (Chapter 6+7)||Mar 31, 2023, 12-1pm||Zoom|
|5||Coaching in the Context of Learning (ESSC, Lauren Parker)||April 14, 2023, 12-1 p.m.||Zoom|
|6||“The Missing Course” Book Club (Chapter 8 + Celebration)||Apr 28, 2023, 12-1pm||Zoom|
Designing Assessments That Are Aligned with Learning Goals (January. 18,
2023, 12-1 p.m.; Zoom, ESSC, Faculty Center and IDHI, Helen Hu, Fundamental Level)
Instructional assessments need to be aligned with learning goals or objectives to ensure you test what you teach. How do we align them? This is a Faculty Development workshop designed to train, and guide novice faculty in the fundamentals of teaching and instructional design.
The Essentials of Team Based Learning (March 10, 2023, 12-1 p.m., Zoom, ESSC, Tiffany Huitt, Intermediate Level)
High quality healthcare depends on effective interdisciplinary patient care, so it is essential that our students develop group problem solving skills and positive attitudes towards teamwork. Team Based Learning (TBL) is a student-centered active learning strategy that utilizes independent small group discussions to foster a knowledge of factual content, development of higher-level cognition, and the ability to work in teams while promoting problem-solving skills, communication, and teamwork. In this workshop, we will briefly review the background literature supporting the methodology and use of TBL in medical education. We will then describe the essential elements of TBL, as well as best practices for development and facilitation of in-class activities. Finally, we will discuss strategies for using TBL for both in-person and virtual classrooms.
Coaching in the Context of Learning (April 14, 2023, 12-1 p.m., Zoom, ESSC, Lauren Parker, Intermediate Level)
This session would be geared toward faculty-student and advisor-student interactions and how to optimize student success through coaching skills. The presenter would talk about the basics of motivational interviewing, appreciative inquiry, and general coaching skills and present data based on a 5-year coaching program at KUMC (her former institution).
“The Missing Course” Book Club
Less formally structured than traditional professional development, learning network activities offer opportunities to learn and grow as professionals with support from a diverse network of people and resources.
“College is changing, but the way we train academics is not. Most professors are taught to be researchers first and teachers a distant second, even as scholars are increasingly expected to excel in the classroom. There has been a revolution in teaching and learning over the past generation, and we now have a whole new understanding of how the brain works and how students learn. The Missing Course offers a field guide to state-of-the-art in teaching and learning and is packed with insights to help students learn in any discipline. Wary of the folk wisdom of the faculty lounge, David Gooblar builds his lessons on the newest findings and years of experience. From active-learning strategies to ways of designing courses to get students talking, The Missing Course walks you through the fundamentals of the student-centered classroom, one in which the measure of success is not how well you lecture but how much your students actually learn.” (from the Amazon description).
This is an ongoing learning community that lasts for one to two semester(s) for each book, faculty can attend repeatedly if they are interested. This group will meet once a month and may change to read different books on teaching pedagogy.
In Spring 2023, this is a continuation of our book discussion from fall 2022. We will study Chapter 4-8 of the “The Missing Course” book, and have discussions on various portions during each meeting. To make this book club more accessible, we will use a Zoom only format. If you have signed up in fall 2022, you don’t need to sign up again. All participants will receive a reminder with a Zoom link before the start of the book club meetings. We are looking forward to seeing you at our book club meetings on Fridays, from noon to 1:00!