Effective Teaching Seminars
What are Effective Teaching Seminars (ETS)?
Effective Teachng Seminars are perhaps best thought of as graduate-level seminars or workshops, in which participants are actively engaged. ETSs provide opportunities for participants to:
- enhance their understanding of what constitutes effective teaching
- learn from an experienced faculty member
- work collaboratively with each other
While the main audience for ETSs is comprised of participants in the Certificate in University Teaching Skills, all SLU faculty (full- and part-time), instructors, graduate students, and teaching staff are welcome to attend.
5-8 ETSs are offered per semester. Each ETS is offered twice in one week:
- Tuesday from 1:30-3:30
- Friday from 1:30-3:30
We also offer 1-2 ETSs that partner with SLU Madrid per semester; these are generally offered on Wednesdays from 10:00-12:00, with limited seating available.
|Current ETS Schedule: Spring 2013
Earning ETS Credits
- Participants in the Certificate Program attending an ETS for credit must arrive on time, sign in, and stay for the duration of the seminar.
- Certificate Program participants may earn ETS credit for attending a workshop or seminar on teaching elsewhere, such as an academic conference. Review the Substitution Credit Policy before attending the alternate event.
Individual topics and speakers will vary; however, each ETS contributes to the objectives for the CUTS Program.
Through the attendance of ETSs, CUTS Participants will be able to:
- Identify and analyze different learning and teaching styles.
- Design a discipline-specific course and syllabus with appropriate instructional methodology and measurable learning objectives.
- Acquire fundamental classroom teaching skills, including lecturing, managing discussions, and other active learning, collaborative techniques.
- Identify and integrate different uses of either technology or service learning in teaching and learning.
- Discuss and apply various methods to assess student learning outcomes and teaching.
- Identify and analyze the place of teaching in the range of academic professional responsibilities.
- Examine and apply the ethics of faculty-student relationships.
- Acquire an appreciation for the art of teaching.