The 2013 New Faculty Teaching Institute (NFTI) will be held Wednesday August 7- Friday August 9. More information coming soon!
Here are some highlights of the 2012 NFTI:
The NFTI 2012 is focusing on best practices in teaching and learning, particularly in light of the co-creation of value in the classroom between teachers and students. The institute will explore teaching and learning questions with a UT student panel, review resources for teaching and assessment, and end with a ‘micro-teaching’ experience. The Tenn TLC maintains current information for UT teachers under the “teaching resources” tab of our website.
References and resources from the sessions:
Day One: Co-Creation of Value and What is Course Design. We also reviewed students today and the UT student, as we discussed teaching and relating to millennials. For more information, visit our page on student learning.
Session on Course Design: We will start the morning with writing course design and SLOs 2012 For more information on the Course and Unit Design session, visit our page on Course Development which includes information on course design and the syllabus. Explore the “teaching resources” page for information on UT policies and institutional initiatives.
- Our recommended UT syllabus shell offers a way to structure course syllabi at UT.
- In considering various pedagogies that you might use, visit the “How To” pedagogies pages and take our workshop on lecturing for the large class, which includes information on How to Lecture for learning
OIT session: For training on Blackboard (“Online UT”), SafeAssign (used to check papers for plagiarism), and other technology-related instructional questions, visit the OIT page on instructional consultation: Innovative Technology Consultation. Workshops include instruction on UT’s Course Management System:
- Blackboard 9 Introduction
- Introduction to Online@UT
- Best Practices for Online@UT Assessment Tools
- Blogs and Wikis in Online@UT
- Using the Assignment Manager and SafeAssign in Online@UT
- Grade Center Best Practices
Threshold Concepts: Introduction (Glynis Cousin)
Assessment session: NTFI assessment session 2012
CATS: Classroom Assessment Techniques (more information can be found at The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment).
Day Three: We will hear from director of student judicial affairs, Jenny Wright. Visit the Student Judicial Affairs page and the Counseling Center page for more information. Faculty can submit a disciplinary incident report electronically on the judicial affairs page. For academic dishonesty (plagiarism, cheating etc.), faculty can also find a sample academic dishonesty letter on the site–which is used after the faculty member has talked to their department head and talked to the student and determined the nature of the academic dishonesty.
- Handouts on Peer Learning and Guided Discussion are on our “How To” Pedagogies page.