Claire Puccia Parham, Ph.D
Siena Hall 222A
The inaugural year for the Center has busy. Workshops have been attended by numerous faculty members and covered a wide range of topics from faculty publishing to rubrics. These events would not have been possible without the willingness of faculty members to lend their expertise as discussion leaders and as enthusiastic participants.
This semester the first faculty learning community gathered to address dealing with unprepared students and the implementation of student engagement techniques. In the fall, the participants in the “Introductions to Rubrics Workshop” will meet to discuss the integration of rubrics into their courses and its impact on student learning. The Center will also sponsor a “Faculty Speaker Series” highlighting the sabbatical research of our colleagues. Finally, the Center, in conjunction with the Committee on Teaching and Faculty Development, will oversee a new mentoring program for tenure-track faculty.
For the 2012-2013 academic year, the Center’s workshops will focus on three main topics: teaching student writing, technology, and the Franciscan tradition.
The Center will also continue to offer individual consultations, mid-term evaluations, advice on integrating technology in the classroom, and a new series of white papers on teaching techniques and pedagogy.
Claire Parham, Ph.D