Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence
The Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence (FCTE) is a resource for all faculty members throughout the Indiana State University community. We offer several opportunities throughout the year, from our Jumpstart January and Mornings In May sessions, to Canvas training and book studies (and everything in between). We also offer one-on-one sessions for faculty members throughout the year with our director or one of our faculty fellows consultations. Also available is a library lending center filled with a wealth of information on subjects ranging from Diversity & Inclusion to Experiential Learning and Faculty Development, just to name a few. Our center has the ability to record sessions as well, allowing faculty members teaching remotely to participate. If you've not had a chance to check out the center lately, please stop by and see what all we have to offer.
Teaching Observation Program
The Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence is launching a new Teaching Observation Program (TOP). The Teaching Observation Program offers a non-judgmental, formative feedback process for the faculty member who desires techniques to develop and enhance pedagogical skills. Premiere institutions offer these opportunities for faculty to develop their skills and abilities before “it counts,” or is reflected in a departmental or college peer review process. Respected faculty have been trained to implement the individualized program.
The Teaching Observation Program includes a meeting to obtain information relative to the class, content, and learning environment. Following an in-class observation, a meeting will be held to share the information that was gathered and identify a plan for faculty based on the collaborative meeting outcomes.
The collaborative work between the faculty member and the trained faculty observer will be held in strict confidence and only shared with the faculty member. All faculty, new as well as experienced, can benefit from a supportive, collaborative, formative Teaching Observation Program.
To apply for the Teaching Observation Program, please follow this link: https://indstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7X7F3tq7qfeAVLg
For more information, please reach out to Molly Hare at 812-237-2688.
Spring 2023 Programming
We have an exciting and busy Spring 2023 planned. Please join us for our upcoming programming sessions, including:
*Jumpstart January: Program Renewal Mini-bootcamp
*The Privileged Poor (by author A. Jack) Book Study with LEAP Indiana
*Ungrading faculty learning community
*Loss of Learning
and much more to come!
Be sure to watch our calendar (https://www.indstate.edu/fcte/upcoming-events) for more information, including dates and times.
LEAP INDIANA announces their Spring Book Club, an NPR favorite book of the year!
The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, by Anthony Abraham Jack.
“The Ivy League looks different than it used to. College presidents and deans of admission have opened their doors―and their coffers―to support a more diverse student body. But is it enough just to admit these students? In The Privileged Poor, Anthony Jack reveals that the struggles of less privileged students continue long after they’ve arrived on campus. Admission, they quickly learn, is not the same as acceptance. This bracing and necessary book documents how university policies and cultures can exacerbate preexisting inequalities and reveals why these policies hit some students harder than others.” (Harvard University Press)
Dr. Molly Hare will be the facilitator of the spring 2023 book read! Molly is the Director of the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence at Indiana State University and is a co-chair of the programming subcommittee for LEAP Indiana.
We will host discussions of Jack’s work via Zoom at 2 p.m. Friday on the following 4 dates:
January 27, featuring the Introduction through page 50
February 17, pages 51-100
March 24, pages 101-150
April 14, pages 131-197
All interested faculty at ISU are eligible to participate and receive a complimentary copy of The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students by registering at this link: https://indstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0CIIKe0JFmSJUXk
DEADLINE for registration is November 30, 2022.
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|Technology Support Center:||237-2910|
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|Heather Roberts||Instructional Tools||Thursdays 12:30pm-2pm|
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Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence
Cunningham Memorial Library - Room 103
510 N. 6 1/2 Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Phone: (812) 237-2688
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday (excluding University Holidays)