APS 2014 Summit Materials

Creating Change: Community, Culture, and Contributions of Teaching Excellence

Student success is dependent on many factors, including the impact of each individual teacher the student meets during their educational program. In turn, the success of individual teachers within the larger teaching community depends on many factors. To support teaching excellence, this summit provided attendees with information on: 1) documenting teaching scholarship in a way that aids individuals during the promotion and tenure process; 2) evaluating teaching effectiveness as a contribution to the whole of the teaching community within an educational program; 3) understanding how to include teaching research within larger research grants, particularly in ways that help address the “broader impacts” statement required in many federal grants; 4)maintaining quality of teaching while addressing the demands of administration to increase student completion; and 5) addressing the role of teachers as mentors to students, going beyond scholastic advising and heading toward life planning.

::Roles for Education Specialists within Disciplinary Departments: Investigating the Phenomenon of Science Faculty with Education Specialties (SFES) Across the U.S. (Video)
Kimberly D. Tanner, Professor of Biology, San Francisco State University (Slides)

::Documenting Teaching Scholarship (Video)
Moderator: Kimberly D. Tanner, Professor of Biology, San Francisco State University
Panelists: (Slides Only)
William Silvia, Professor, Reproductive Physiology, University of Kentucky
Elaine Turner, Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Florida
Tracy Hoover, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, College of Agricultural Sciences, Pennsylvania State University

::Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness (Video)
Moderator: Cynda Clary, Associate Dean, Academic Programs, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Oklahoma State University
The Flipped Classroom – Frank Dooley, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Purdue University (Slides Only)
The Online Classroom – Jim Flowers, Head of the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, North Carolina State University (Slides Only)
Quality Matters – Jeff Hattey, Assistant Dean of Academic Programs, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State University (Slides Only)

::Mentoring – Beyond Teaching or Advising (Video)
Moderator: Ted Whitwell, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences, Clemson University (Slides Only)
Bob Graalman, former director of Office of Scholar Development, Oklahoma State University (Slides Only)
Todd Winters, Dean, College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, University of Tennessee, Martin (Slides Only)

::Mentoring Across Cultures (Video)
Moderator: Nora Smith, Assistant Dean, Academic Programs, College of Agriculture, Montana State University
Tracy Sterling, Department Head, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana State University(Slides Only)
Julian Collins, Program Director, Designing Out Community Program, College of Engineering, Montana State University (Slides Only)
Sweeney Windchief, Professor, Department of Education, Montana State University (Slides Only)

::Grantsmanship (Video)
Moderator: Siva Sureshwaran, Division Director of Community and Education, National Institutes of Food and Agriculture, USDA (Slides Only)
April Ulery – Professor, Soil Sciences, New Mexico State University (Slides Only)
Mike Evans, Professor, Horticulture, University of Arkansas (Slides Only)
Jean Bertrand, Assistant Dean, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia(Slides Only)

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