We believe in our faculty’s ability for continued growth. ATL supports several opportunities for self-assessment, reflection, and iterative improvement, any of which can be incorporated into your reflective teaching practice.
What Is Reflective Practice?
Reflection as a teaching practice involves regular and cyclical processes that take into account insights gained from self-assessment, peer feedback, and student perspectives in coordination with expanding our knowledge on teaching and learning.
Strategies & Techniques
Aligning IDEA to Your Objectives
Make the most of this opportunity to gather informative student feedback by identifying the objectives that are most important for you.
Incorporating Student Feedback
Checking in with your students during the term can provide valuable information for the making in-term adjustments and for future changes.
Interpreting IDEA Results
Make the most of this opportunity to hear from our students through the customized questions on the IDEA tool and thoughtful interpretation of the results.
Optional IDEA Question Bank
Customize your IDEA with these optional questions that ask specifically about students’ experiences with online learning. Contact Sean Krueger (firstname.lastname@example.org) about customizing IDEA.
Review our recommendations and resources for a preparing, conducting, and building from a peer observation. Several examples and tools are available.
Deeper dives provide opportunities for reflection and transformation around a specific topic for faculty to adapt, implement, and assess evidence-based strategies in their courses. Events include self-paced “courses”, high-impact seminars, faculty institutes, and other special programs. Like any focused experience, these provide gains dependent upon the time and introspection given to them. The times for self-paced courses are a broad estimate.
Facilitated Mid-Semester Feedback
HIT Seminar alumni can request a faciliated mid-semester feedback session with your students.
HIT Seminar: Ethics Throughout the Curriculum
Would you like your students to: Identify ethical questions related to your discipline? Critically participate in discussions on those questions? Evaluate reasons and arguments for ethical positions? Articulate and reflect on their own positions about what is right or wrong? Consider different perspectives on ethical issues related to your course? If you answered YES to one or more of these, the Ethics Throughout the Curriculum Seminar is for you!
HIT Seminar: Researching Across the Disciplines
Would you like your students to: Go beyond Google searches? Ask better research questions? Move from passive knowledge consumers to active knowledge creators? Assess credibility in a changing information world? Understand the value of citing their sources? If you answered YES to one or more of these, the Researching Across the Disciplines Seminar is for you!
HIT Seminar: Teaching for Learning
Would you like to see more students achieve significant learning in your courses? Do you have students engaged in “shallow” learning strategies (e.g. cramming)? Do you want more students to come to class prepared? Do you want students to be more active in the classroom but still cover important course content? If you answered YES to one or more of these, the Teaching for Learning Seminar is for you!