Student-Generated Assessments

Student-Generated Assessments

In light of final exam season and teaching preparations for the spring semester, check out the following Faculty Focus article surrounding an online class instructor’s student-centered approaches to developing assessments and course learning objectives.  In what ways do your students have a voice on how their learning is assessed in your college course(s)?  How would such student-centered pedagogical approaches appear in a traditional, in-person college classroom setting?

Advice for the First Day of Class

Advice for the First Day of Class

With the start of the Fall 2013 semester just two weeks away, this TAP blog post focuses on the first-day teaching experience in the college classroom.  Check out this Faculty Focus advice article that highlights how first-day use of the “Today We Will” strategy can set an organized, focused tone for the rest of the course.  What other first-day instructional plans and strategies will you use for your fall semester courses?

If you are a new Teaching Assistant, check out the “Your First Day in the Classroom” and other insightful sessions scheduled for the annual Teaching Assistant Orientation hosted by the TA Project.  All new Teaching Assistants can register for the upcoming Teaching Assistant Orientation programs at http://tap.rutgers.edu/orientation.  See you there!