Welcome to the "Educators for Excellence" Initiative
About Educators for Excellence
Educators for Excellence is an initiative convened by the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development (VPAA&FD) for fellowship, dialogue and discovery about what it takes to promote and sustain educators for excellence in teaching and learning. If you are interested in participating in this dialogue and discovery experience please contact us at the Office of the Vice Provost.
WELCOME to the Educators for Excellence Morning Roundtable. E4E dialogue and discovery focuses on teachers, teaching and educational initiatives that embrace and honor excellence in teaching and learning.
Our next Educators for Excellence morning roundtable will be Thursday, January 17, 2013, featuring Dr. Paul Haidet with "Celebrating Active Teaching: Jazz and the Art of Medicine"
Educators for Excellence Past Programs
- Jan 2011: Inaugural Meeting Agenda (PDF) and Inaugural Meeting Summary (PDF)
- Feb 2011: Agenda - Celebrating Teaching (PDF) and February Survey Results (PDF)
- Mar 2011: Agenda - Core Competencies for Teaching. Handout: Core Competencies for Teaching (PDF)
- Apr 2011: Agenda (PDF) and Guest Speaker: Dr. Vicky Scott (Bio) and Apr Discovery: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Core Competencies (PDF)
- May 2011: E4E joint program with OUHSC Education Grand Rounds for presentation by Dr. M. Dewayne Andrews on "Teaching Excellence: Why Does it Matter?" Use this MediaSite link for desktop viewing
- Summer Break? Check out E4E Reading List Recommendations (here)
- October 2011: E4E joint program with OUHSC Education Grand Rounds looks into leadership education for HSC professional school students featuring Oklahoma LEND with Drs. Mark Wolraich and Linda M. Wilson, Co-directors.
- April 2012: E4E celebrates teaching excellence featuring 2011 University Award winners and the grand opening of the Faculty Photo Gallery, Bird Library, 1st floor.
- January 2013: Guest Speaker: Dr. Paul Haidet (Bio) and Celebrating Active Teaching: Jazz amd the Art of Medicine. Dr, Haidet is our guest from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.
Educators for Excellence Reading List. Let us know if you have a reading list recommendation!
||Jazz and the 'Art' of Medicine: Improvisation in the Medical Encounter. This essay uses jazz to illustrate principles of improvisation that relation to an individual communication act, a physician's communicative style and the communicative process of the medical encounter.
||Coaching as an act of teaching. A surgeon reflects on a lesson in life and learning.
Atul Gawande’s “Personal Best”: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/011/10/03/111003fa_fact_gawande
||Learner centered teaching isn't always wildy popular with students.
Richard Felder, at North Carolina State University, takes a look at this issue and offers suggestions for teachers in Tomorrow's Professor #1111 titled, "Hang In There! Dealing with Student Resistance to Learner-Centered Teaching." Links to references are included in the article. http://cgi.stanford.edu/~dept-ctl/cgi-bin/tomprof/postings.php
||Tomorrow's Professor #1146 - Designing and Delivering Effective Lectures. From Rick Reis at Stanford, "The key—or better yet, the key challenge—is to design lectures that are informative, engaging, and participatory. In what follows, we will offer some tips and suggestions for achieving this goal."
||The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Reconsidered: Institutional Integration and Impact (Jossey-Bass), [http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470599081.html] the latest in a series of examinations by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching of the impact (potential and realized) of the late Ernest Boyer's 1990 work, Scholarship Reconsidered. (See Tomorrow's Professor posting #1139 for a short book review)
J.E. Caldwell, “Clickers in the large classroom: Current research and best-practice tips,” CBE—Life Sciences Education, 6:9-20, 2007. Overview article on clicker questions, including great detail on question development http://1.usa.gov/ClassroomClickers (Open access)
National Science Digital Laboratory (http://nsdl.org).
Searchable database of teaching tools (try “clicker questions”) for all levels.
||Zull, J. (2002). The art of changing the brain: Enriching the practice of teaching by exploring the biology of learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publications.
||Fink, L. D. (2003). Creating significant learning experiences. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
||How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School. Eds. John D. Bransford, Ann L. Brown, and Rodney R. Cocking, Expanded Edition, National Academies Press, 2000
||McKeachie’s Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers by Marilla Svinicki and Wilbert J. McKeachie, 13th edition, Wadsworth, 2010
||Waters, Hannah (2011) "Simplifying Teaching: How to Make Your Teaching More Efficient, Effective, and Enjoyable Without Slighting Your Lab Projects" in the May 25, 2011 Careers issue of The Scientist: Magazine of the Life Science [http://the-scientist.com/category/departments/careers/] Search: simplifying-teaching.