The Office of Academic Innovation and Effectiveness supports SIUE faculty in several ways: workshops, mid-week mentor brown bags, chair's activities, public lectures and conferences. These programs will help build a community of master teachers at SIUE as faculty come together to share and learn with one another. The programs are developed with the goal of providing relevant, useful, and current information which faculty members can apply directly to their instruction. This programming is planned with the intent of enhancing faculty members' teaching skills and improving student outcomes.
The office of Innovation and Effectiveness invites you to an informative series of Faculty Development 20 minutes video's and discussion.The next Midweek Mentor will be held on Wednesday, March 19th from 12:00- 1:00 in the Student Affairs Conference room. The topic of discussion will be "How Do I Assign Students to Groups?".
Don't know how to deal with students who push your buttons? Want to prevent those stomach-tightening conversation about grade changes? The Classroom Conflict Management Workshop is for any professor who wants to learn about strategies for dealing with classroom conflict. This will be a highly interactive, audience-focused workshop, so please bring ideas that you would like Dr. Schaefer to discuss. This workshop will highlight practical conflict management applications rather than focus on conflict theory. Dr. Schaefer will share many examples of effective and ineffective classroom management strategies, as well as provide participants with valuable resources to prevent destructive conflict. This workshop will take place Thursday, March 20th from 9:30am-11:00am in the Mississippi/Illinois Room, MUC.
Good case studies allow students to examine what they know and determine what they need to learn. They pose challenging questions that have inherent appeal to students. In The Use of Case Studies to Enhance Teaching and Scholarship Workshop, Rehg and Santanello will describe how they use case studies in the classroom that gets students to enhance their critical thinking skills. Practical advice on writing cases and information about online case study sites that offer publishing opportunities will also be shared. This workshop will take place Tuesday, March 25th from 9:30 am-10:45am in the Illinois Room, MUC.