In the spirit of collaboration, the Faculty Pedagogy Series aims to provide faculty members opportunities to learn from one another. Fall 2018 Faculty Pedagogy Series focuses on classroom practices that foster student teamwork and student success on collaborative projects.
- Assigning Teams and Early Indicators of Team Success by Kylie King.
September 9, 12:30 pm MIC 305
Teams are frequently used in class projects as a way to facilitate peer to peer learning and to encourage the development of important personal and professional skills. In order to maximize the effectiveness of student teams, teams should be deliberately assigned and regularly evaluated. This session will introduce techniques for assigning students to teams and will provide examples of evaluating teams and their work.
- The Advantages of Collaborative, Master Course Creation and Execution by Amanda Crispel
September 20, 12:30 pm MIC 305
Academic freedom is the corner-stone of our profession, and essential to creating a rich academic environment for our students. Creating a master course through a collaborative process on first glance seems like it would be the exact opposite of academic freedom. However, through this discussion, I will share how the collaborative academic process used to create many of the courses taught in Game Art, Game Design, Game Production, and Game Programming have benefited both faculty and students, and helped to create an cohesive, successful and satisfying learning environment.
- It’s Not About Being a ‘Writing Teacher’: Strategies for Improving Students’ Written Communication by Megan Munson-Warnken and Miriam Horne
October 1, 2018 12:30 pm Aiken Morgan
- Team Does Have an “I” in It, After all. by Warren Baker
October 15, 2018 12:30 pm CCM 221People need to be taught the process of working with others before they can produce a product that boosts productivity, feeds innovation and drives profitability. When a team fails to cohere, it’s often because its members lack the skillset of how to be on a team without feeling that their individual, professional goals are being marginalized. In this workshop, I’ll review teamwork strategies that I’ve been using for years to good results.
- Teaching Collaboration: scaffolding teamwork by Jonathan Ferguson
October 25, 2018 12:30 pm Ireland 206