Faculty Support #6

6. (42) Faculty workshops are provided to make them aware of emerging technologies and the selection and use of these tools.

Not Observed      Insufficient      Moderate Use      Meets Criterion Completely

The SLIS T3 (Time-saving Teaching Tips) Teaching Workshops series was introduced during the Fall 2012 semester as a tool to help faculty learn about the latest technologies, learn from colleagues, and save time teaching and engaging students in learning. The online sessions are led by SLIS colleagues and librarians who have found interesting ways to use existing services and technologies.  Debbie Faires, our School’s Assistant Director for Distance Learning, and Dr. Sue Alman, SLIS Lecturer, coordinate the T3 Teaching Workshops.

Three one-hour sessions were offered to all faculty during Fall 2012, with an online evaluation survey done at the end of each presentation. Completion of the online T3 survey captures feedback from each participant who attends a live workshop or views a recording of the session. The completed form is also used to gather data regarding the number of participants. Survey respondents provided suggestions for future T3 workshop topics, which were incorporated into the Spring 2013 T3 series.   Attendance has been strong, and the evaluations have been helpful in directing workshop content.

The T3 Teaching Workshops provide ongoing and relevant information to support faculty development.  As such, starting in Spring 2013, all SLIS faculty are required to attend at least one live T3 session per semester, or view at least one recording.  All participants must also complete a survey at the end of the session.  This requirement was approved by our School’s Director and added to the minimum instructional expectations for all SLIS faculty

The following figure provides an overview of T3 Teaching Workshops held during Fall 2012 and Spring 2013.  Participants include individuals who attended live sessions, as well as those who viewed recordings (as of May 2013).

 

Date

Topics

Synchronous Attendance

Recording Views

10/17/12

Collaborate: Content Creation and Mobile Access

31

11

10/31/12

Social Software: Blogs, Wikis and More

22

12

11/14/12

Fair Use Considerations in Course Readings

12

9

03/04/13

Assignment Buffet: Ideas for Student Engagement and Interaction

31

27

03/18/13

Using Panopto

17

17

04/22/13

Collaborate: Mobile Access, Alternative Formats and Breakout Rooms

34

13

 

 Next: Student Support #1

[top]