Announcements

Save the Date: New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation for academic year 2018-19 will be on Monday, August 27, 2018. New faculty (both tenure-track faculty and 100% non-tenure-track instructional faculty) will be contacted via email by TEFD to RSVP for the event.

TIDE Ambassadors announced!

Twelve Faculty Selected as 2018-19 TIDE Ambassadors (Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity, & Equity) 

Amer Ahmed featured in ACUE's 'Q' Blog!

Read his piece, written with Shayla Herndon-Edmunds, on establishing and promoting inclusive pedagogy in this month's "Expert Dive."


Upcoming Events

May
22
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 -
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Scholarly Writing Retreat - May 2018

Please join us for our annual off-site retreat where you can focus on scholarly writing in the company of colleagues and set summer writing goals. Continental breakfast and a catered lunch are provided along with coffee and tea throughout the day. Registration for the off-site Schoarly Writing Retreat will open a few weeks in advance of the date. More "Scholarly Writing Retreat" info.

Faculty Profile

David Gross Partners with TEFD to Study Teaching
Professor | Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

“Comparing across three different sections of the same course, we did not find statistically significant differences in individual performance, effort, or team performance depending on whether teams were formed by the instructor, by students, or randomly by the learning management system.”

In collaboration with TEFD’s Mei-Yau Shih and Sarah Pociask, David Gross (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) studied the impact of team formation strategies on student performance and attitudes in one of his team-based courses. They found that instructor-designed teams were more diverse, but that students in these teams performed no better than their peers in self-selected or randomly assigned teams. To find out more, read the full article, which was published in the July 2017 issue of the Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.