The changing landscape of higher education in recent years presents many challenges for teaching and learning at SIUE. How might the impact of these challenges affect what we do and how we do it? What issues are faculty and students facing as they adjust to these realities?
Faculty members who participated in discussions related to these and other questions shared some of the ideas that were discussed in a series of meetings during Fall 2013. Many of these discussions focused on alternative approaches to teaching that may better meet the demands of today’s higher education climate. The purpose of “Teaching Talks” was to disseminate and discuss these ideas.
So watch the videos linked below. We hope you will also participate in online discussions of the issues surrounding the challenges and ideas presented during the talks. If you have any questions regarding the Teaching Talks, contact Faith Liebl (firstname.lastname@example.org), chair of the Faculty Development Council.
Experiential Learning is valuable to undergraduate education. This presentation focused on how instructors can coordinate diverse activities within the undergraduate curriculum.
The international experience offers exciting and transformative changes. This presentation focused on not only the great things we are already doing but also on what we can do to improve the experience with help from faculty, staff, and students.
Methods of enhancing face-to-face pedagogy in the classroom.
This presentation discussed students’ and teachers’ expectations of online classes as well as how teachers can create realistic expectations for the students.
Faculty cannot simply offer more online courses without adequate resources, knowledge, and preparation to make the online experience meaningful and rigorous; This session explored methods of enhancing online pedagogy at SIUE.