Congratulations to the 2011 Graduate Teaching Award nominees and recipients! Three years ago the Graduate College and the Faculty Development Program reinitiated an award to recognize outstanding work by graduate teaching assistants. This year's recipients are:
John Hessinger, Applied Communication
Sarah Huff, Biology
Emily Linck, Educational Specialities
Nominees included Bill Briggs, Biological Sciences; Joshua Palkki, Music; Michelle Garrido, Psychology; and Molly Schiffer, Politics and International Affairs.
We would like to thank all the nominees for the quality of their work in classrooms and labs and to recognize the important contributions GTAs make at NAU!
Don't miss words of wisdom from NAU Distinguished Teaching Fellow Natalie Hess, professor of Bilingual and Multicultural education at NAU-Yuma: read "Professing on the WEB."
Also see "Responding Effectively to Student Work: A Baker’s Dozen of Approaches" from NAU Faculty Development Program Director Linda Shadiow, who provides thought-provoking columns on teaching for each issue of The Graduate College e-newsletter.
GC 599 - Seminar for College Teaching (Course # 6773) will be offered as a one-credit, Pass/Fail Course for Fall 2011. It will be held on Mondays, 3–3:50 pm in the
Eastburn Education building, Room 156.
This seminar is primarily intended for graduate students with teaching responsibilities (in courses or labs). It will be taught by Linda Shadiow, Professor of Education Foundations and Director of the Faculty Development Program.
Key questions qddressed will include: What perspectives do I bring to my teaching and how do they impact my curricular choices? How can students be productively challenged and effectively supported in their learning? In what ways can students be actively engaged in learning content and processes in the discipline? What kind of assignments and feedback on assignments has a meaningful role in furthering student learning?
For more information, contact Linda.Shadiow@nau.edu.