Teaching at Southern

May 2019, The Center for Teaching Excellence

TOC Workshop Receives Official QM Certification & Recognition

The CTE’s Teaching Online Courses (TOC) Workshop recently received official Quality Matters (QM) certification. Congratulations to our Director Nancy Remler and our Instructional Designers Peter Berryman, Julie Carter, Louise Fechter, Stephen Hufsmith, Laura Lowe-Reefer, and Kandi Odom-Cooper on this success!

The TOC Workshop supports certification of online faculty at Georgia Southern University.

A team of three QM-certified reviewers determined that the TOC Workshop met all 42 QM Higher Education Rubric standards for course design with a perfect score of 100 points. An article describing the challenge and process of developing the workshop was published to the Quality Matters’ website: How One University is Leading by Example.

Are you interested in participating in the TOC or having your online course reviewed?

Contact us at cte@georgiasouthern.edu to learn more!

Faculty Writers Boot Camp

Extended writer's boot camps offer faculty a way to get in extensive writing time without sacrificing their entire break. By attending the boot camp all day every day for four straight days, you get a lot of writing done. Participants work in timed 75-minute sessions on their writing and research.

Please note: this is not a writing workshop. You will not receive instruction on how to improve your writing. You will have the opportunity to focus on getting your writing done.

Wednesday, May 15-17

9:15 am-4 pm | Cone 2027 & 2029 (Statesboro)

9:15 am-4 pm | Solms 207 (Armstrong)

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Instructional Lightboard Videos

You can now create instructional videos that allow you to face your students while you draw, solve problems, write notes, and more! Lightboard videos can be used for online "lectures" or outside of class enrichment. The summer is a great time to plan your fall instruction.

Contact cte@georgiasouthern.edu to begin your Lightboard experience!

Services are currently available on the Statesboro campus. These services will be available on the Armstrong campus as soon as all the parts arrive.

Online Course Teaching Observations

An online teaching observation provides teachers with feedback on teaching behaviors that promote student learning while a course is in progress. The observation will focus on the course facilitation and delivery.

This observation will comment on aspects of course design and delivery that promote Quality Matters standards. A thorough review of course design is available through the Quality Matters course review process.

Contact the CTE at cte@georgiasouthern.edu for more information and to request an online course teaching observation.

Learn more about the process from our Teaching Observation page.

Fostering Critical Thinking in the University Classroom

One of the main goals of instruction is to help students internalize the most central concepts within disciplines and to learn to think through the content and questions in everyday life using those concepts.

“How can I help my students learn to think more critically in classes, in their disciplines, and in their lives outside the classroom?” This two-day workshop addresses this question and focuses on the most central concepts and processes that students need to develop in order to think more critically, clearly, and accurately in a way that is more relevant to the topic or issue.

The workshop series will be facilitated by critical thinking authority and author of two books, Dr. Gerald Nosich.

Monday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 14

9 am-4 pm | Nessmith-Lane Ballroom A & B (Statesboro)

Office of Institutional Effectiveness | Quality Enhancement Plan

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May 15-17, Wednesday-Friday

Faculty Writers Boot Camp | 9 am-4 pm | Cone 2027 & 2029 (Statesboro)

Faculty Writers Boot Camp | 9 am-4 pm | Solms 207 (Armstrong)

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Events may be cancelled if fewer than 5 participants register.