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The NTLC's Sharing Communities typically consist of groups of 6-10 instructors who agree to meet three to four times during a semester to investigate a topic, issue or problem related to teaching and learning. The conversations are lively, thought-provoking, and beneficial. Participation in one or more groups is not limited.
The first meeting will be held on Friday, September 13th, from 2:30-3:25 p.m. in Millennium Hall, room 301.
Please contact Millie Kotulek, firstname.lastname@example.org or 715.232.1131 to register for this NTLC sponsored Sharing Community.
Facilitator: Bryan Beamer
Last year, a diverse group of faculty came together to dialogue about how to improve their course assessment practices. The meetings were an opportunity for instructors to identify and explore how to successfully apply Thomas Angelo's assessment classroom techniques to their own curriculum needs. Desiring to continue the conversation, Bryan Beamer will facilitate this year's meetings, and envisions of instructor's coming together to share their experiences and concerns with classroom assessment issues. Participants will try new assessment techniques and report back best practices to the group; resources will be provided.
The first meeting will be held on Thursday, September 5th at 3:00 p.m. in room 301 at Millennium Hall.
To enroll in this NTLC sponsored Sharing Community, please contact Millie Kotulek, email@example.com or 715.232.1131.
Facilitator: Georgios Loizides
In recent years, more and more of our faculty members have been asked to teach online courses. While some have brought a wealth of technical skill, many are "learning as they go." Desiring to produce the most effective online educational environment and experience for students and instructors alike, Georgios Loizides has offered to facilitate a Sharing community that will explore instructional practices associate with successful online teaching.
Conversations will be structured based on topics associated with the Quality Matters rubric and will focus more on the pedagogy of online education that technological tools. Issues to be discussed will range from developing meaningful online learning objectives (student competencies) and assessment practices to evaluating sites for student accessibility. Participants will also actively discuss how to creatively encourage learner interaction and engagement.
The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 10th, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Jarvis Hall, room 116.
To enroll in this NTLC sponsored Sharing Community, please contact Millie Kotulek at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715.232.1131.
During the past two years, faculty have actively implemented and evaluated Learning Objective Based Assessment (LOBA) within their courses. They have explored what LOBA means for different disciplines, developed measurable objectives, and reflected upon what they and their students learned from the experience.
This fall, Todd Zimmerman will facilitate a Sharing Community that encourages further discussion and implementation of LOBA while specifically focusing on the challenges associated with effective grading of assignment and examination tools. Participants will share their application of LOBA and help each other resolve any difficulties that arise, as well as capitalize on successes resulting from revised course efforts. A key goal of this group is to provide support to instructors starting to implement LOBA in their classes.