Letter-Writing Approach to Final Course Evaluations

Letter-Writing Approach to Final Course Evaluations

As the end of the Spring 2013 semester nears, Teaching Assistants are gearing up for final course evaluations.  Check out the following ProfHacker blog post about incorporating a letter-writing approach to the final course evaluation process offering personal, qualitative insight into your students’ course impressions.   

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Assessing Your Assessments in College Teaching

Assessing Your Assessments in College Teaching

Check out the following blog post from the Faculty Focus on ensuring the development of high-quality assessments for higher education instruction.  How well do your current course assessments measure your students’ expected learning outcomes and align with the taught material?  In what ways do you clearly communicate your assessment aims to your students?

On a related note to assessments, don’t forget to RSVP for the upcoming TAP workshop entitled Making Homework Efficient in STEM Classes.  The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, April 25th at 12pm in the Busch Campus Center (Room 117).  Click here to RSVP: http://tap.rutgers.edu/certificates/register.php. 

Facilitating Effective Classroom Discussion

Facilitating Effective Classroom Discussion

As Teaching Assistants, we are all familiar with the in-the-moment decisions and active listening skills entailed when leading a whole-class discussion.  Check out the following online post from Faculty Focus’s The Teaching Professor Blog that outlines how different forms of awareness and active reflection can enhance the quality of your future classroom discussion facilitation.

On a related note, don’t forget to RSVP your attendance at the upcoming TAP workshop session on Group Work in Large Humanities & Social Sciences Classes scheduled for Tuesday, April 16th at 1:00pm-2:30pm in the Rutgers Student Center (Room 410).  RSVP your workshop attendance here:  http://tap.rutgers.edu/certificates/register.php.