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|Making the Most of Peer Teaching Observations
In this roundtable discussion we’ll examine the practice from the perspective of observers and observees. What makes for a “good” peer observation? How can we ensure meaningful follow-up? Our speakers will share insights from different disciplines and career stages. We’ll also discuss the challenges of observation in hybrid and online courses, something treated in the new contract.
Course Evaluations: Getting Students to Respond in Qualitative Ways
In this lunchtime seminar we will address ways to mid-semester evaluations and encourage student responses during our courses and detail methods of implementing changes both during the term and for future semesters.Olivia Padeluka (Psychology) and Sarah Johnson (Hunter College Libraries) will provide insights on innovative strategies for utilizing student perspectives for current and future students.
If you can’t teach the class in person, “Zoom” it
What will you do if inclement weather or a medical issue prevents you from teaching a class in person? Holding a virtual class using an online conferencing tool can be an alternative to canceling class. Zoom is a free conferencing tool that you can use to discuss a reading, lecture over slides, or solve a problem on a whiteboard. To make the session interactive, you can use text chat, screen sharing, polling, and small group breakout rooms. Teaching online is very different from teaching in person and takes preparation and practice. Join us at an online workshop session where you will learn the basics of Zoom and strategies to facilitate synchronous online classes.