The annual Fall Teaching Effectiveness Institute (TEI) sponsored by the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center will be held on August 16th & 17th. The first day will focus on the Fundamental Principles of Teaching Effectiveness. NIU faculty and staff will share their expertise on topics related to energizing the classroom, developing a syllabus, implementing accommodations, assessing student learning, academic integrity, and more. Faculty new to NIU and experienced faculty seeking to refresh their knowledge are welcome to attend.
We are excited to announce that Dr. John Zubizaretta of Columbia College will be the featured speaker on Friday, August 17th. He is a professor in the Department of English and serves as the director of the college’s honors and faculty development programs. Dr. Zubizaretta was awarded the Carnegie Foundation/CASE U.S. Professor of the Year for Baccalaureate College in 2010-2011. He is frequently a keynote speaker sharing insights on a variety of teaching topics in the U.S. and across the world. Dr. Zubizaretta was featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education special report Getting Students Excited About Literature, for using a student led dance demonstration related to their study of the novel “Dancing for Degas” (10/22/2017).
Dr. Zubizaretta will lead two separate workshops on Friday, August 17th. During the morning session, he will share insights and strategies for success when Teaching New Generations of Students. The topic of the afternoon session will focus on effective techniques for using Critical Reflection to Enhance Student Learning.
More details and registration information will be available in mid- to late-April, 2018. To register for other programs offered by the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center access our website at https://facdevprograms.niu.edu