Lunch Provided; Space is limited to 20 faculty participants.
A critical component of reflective teaching practice is a willingness to seek out feedback on teaching from colleagues and mentors. Yet, often as academics while we are experts in our disciplines, we have less training in providing or receiving constructive feedback on teaching. In this workshop, participants will discuss best practices for providing effective feedback to colleagues, as well as graduate students and postdocs who are being mentored in the department.
We will consider questions like: what are the core differences between an observation and an evaluation; how can each of these be valuable tools for reflection on teaching; how much feedback is the right amount; and, how can feedback be most productively delivered? Overall, participants will examine the benefits of frequent colleague and mentor feedback on teaching and will consider a number of examples for how one might develop an inventory of critical practices that define teaching and learning in a particular discipline and that can act as an instrument for discussing pedagogical practice.
Facilitator: Dr. Megan Gregory, Assistant Director, The Teaching Center