Every fall semester the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center presents a two-day Teaching Effectiveness Institute. During the first day ten invited presenters introduced to new and continuing faculty some of the basic principles of teaching, shared information about teaching-related support resources available at NIU, and discussed how faculty can address students’ learning needs. Registered participants were given opportunities to network with the presenters and each other.
The second day of the Institute was presented by Therese Huston from Seattle University, author of Teaching What You Don’t Know by Harvard University Press. Dr. Huston presented ways faculty can collect and respond to meaningful feedback from their students. Dr. Huston also demonstrated, through discussion and activities, how faculty can collect constructive feedback from their colleagues, which can be used to improve teaching.
If you have ideas for new Institute topics or would be interested in presenting at one of our Institutes, please contact Janet Giesen, Instructional Design Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-753-1085. We’d love to hear from you!