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Thursday, August 25, 2016
8:00 am-11:00 pm
Wick Center Alumni Lounge
9:00 am-12:00 pm
Wick Social Room: OPENING THE CLASSROOM DOOR: BEST PRACTICES IN CLASSROOM OBSERVATION AND THE PEER REVIEW OF TEACHING 9:00AM - 12:00 PM - WICK SOCIAL ROOMAs faculty, we often use student feedback to help us improve our teaching, but students’ comments aren’t always as constructive as they could be. Instead of relying on students for formative feedback, campuses across the country are turning to faculty to provide more informed and systematic feedback to one another. There’s just one problem: Even faculty members who have taught for years aren’t necessarily comfortable having a peer at the back of their classrooms. It’s hard to open that door. We might all agree in theory that thoughtful, constructive feedback is essential to improvement, but in practice, it can be difficult to give or receive feedback from a colleague—even one with the best of intentions. In this interactive workshop, we’ll look at a variety of best practices for classroom observations and we’ll tackle the most common roadblocks. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/Huston825Speaker Bio: Therese Huston received her BA from Carleton College and her MS and PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. She was awarded a prestigious post-doctoral fellowship with the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2004, Therese became the Founding Director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Seattle University. Drawing upon her background in cognitive science, she has spent the past decade helping smart leaders make better decisions.
Rosary Hall RH Reception Area: Dr. Therese Huston is the author of How Women Decide: What's True, What's Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices. Copies of the book will be available to purchase and have signed by the author.Light refreshments will be served.This event is free and open to the public.Huston has written for the New York Times, and her first book, Teaching What You Don't Know, was published by Harvard University Press. Find out why her new book—selected by Oprah for her Summer 2016 Reading List—is so important right now. The author, a cognitive psychologist, will share surprising findings from her book, along with illuminating stories from women she interviewed. A Q&A discussion will follow. For more information, please contact:Hella Jacob, Project Assistant, Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning at firstname.lastname@example.orgRSVP here: http://bit.ly/WomenDecide