FACULTY CAREER SERVICES
Faculty career services support academics as they create their teaching materials for the academic term, job market, retention, tenure, and/or promotion reviews. The academic and coach will work together virtually in a collaborative process to produce both guidance and feedback for these teaching materials. These services are provided in 30, 60, and 90 day formats to allow time for this collaborative process. Though the longer format is recommended, expedited formats (e.g. hourly or a 2-3 day intensive/retreat) can be arranged as necessary.
Effective & Efficient Faculty’s Faculty Career Services are:
Tailored to individual faculty needs
Facilitated in a collaborative manner
Informed by research
Based on efficient (rather than time intensive) evidence-based practices
Conducted over time to allow for reflection, action, feedback, and revisions (though expedited services can be arranged)
New and experienced teachers may not know how to interpret their student course evaluations. Yet this skill is essential to creating or maintaining effective teaching and a successful academic career. This service provides guidance to help academics identify and understand (and potentially address) both the patterns and outliers in the data from their student course evaluations.
Understanding Your Student Ratings/Course Evaluations
Teaching effectiveness is best demonstrated with multiple types of evidence. This service provides guidance to help academics identify, collect, and analyze data about student learning in their courses.
Collecting and Presenting Data about Student Learning in Your Courses
A close examination of student course evaluations might not be possible for academics who do not have the time or energy to do so (too painful to read, cannot take time away from a final publishing push before a review, inexperience interpreting student feedback, etc.). Yet, not doing so limits that academic’s ability to understand, discuss, and address student perspectives of their teaching in their review materials. This service supports academics by providing a confidential review and summary of their student course evaluations.
Private & Confidential Summary of Your Student Ratings/Course Evaluations
A teaching statement should clearly and concisely communicate about various aspects of your teaching. This seems like a simple document to create and written guides on how to do so are plentiful—yet many find it is not a straightforward task. This service helps those who want hands on support and guidance towards drafting their teaching statement.
Writing Your Teaching Statement/Narrative
Peer classroom observation is a proven method to demonstrate teaching effectiveness. Unfortunately, often campuses use this method incorrectly with potential negative career consequences for faculty. This service introduces the individual to the essential components of collaborative peer classroom observation. At the end, the academic will have a specific and individualized plan (for themselves and their observer) with which to conduct the teaching observation in line best practices.
Preparing for your Classroom Observation
The time and energy used for teaching can sometimes expand reducing the time faculty have available for research, grant writing, publishing, and other life pursuits. This service helps academics learn how to teach effectively with less time and stress. Participants can revise a current course or plan a new one. At the end, the academic will have what they need to reduce teaching time so they can increase time for writing, research, etc. (e.g. weekly course topics, lesson plans for a few weeks, efficient # of course assignments, specific strategies to reduce grading time, etc.).