TAP HomepageTAPTalk ArchiveNovember 2006

A Message from the Editor
Some of you may have already received a copy of this month's TAPTalk. If so, we apologize for the extra email. We're still working out a few bugs as we move from paper to an email format.

Leading a Discussion
The scholarship on teaching and learning shows
that students learn better when they actively
participate in the learning process than when...

The Master Faculty Observation Program
TAP has assembled a select group of outstanding faculty members who have volunteered to provide graduate students with the opportunity to observe their classes. The names, teaching schedules, and contact information of these veteran teachers are listed on our website. Earn a certificate by visiting three or more classes.

TAP Workshops in November
The Job Talk
Date:    Wednesday, November 1
Time:    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place:   Room 120BC, Busch Campus Center, BC

Copyright in the Digital Age
Date:    Thursday, November 2
Time:    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place:   Pane Room, Alexander Library, CAC

Teaching a Class for the First Time
Date:    Thursday, November 9
Time:    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place:   Room 122AB, Busch Campus Center, BC

Active Learning: Engaging Students
through Classroom Activities

Date:    Tuesday, November 21
Time:    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Place:    Room 122AB, Busch Campus Center, BC

Other workshops in November
Teaching with Technology
Career Services

Encouraging a Positive Perspective
among Students
We will all undoubtedly fall victim to boredom at some time or another throughout the semester. Boredom might creep into our existence...

Introduction to College Teaching
This seminar will explore a wide range of issues related to higher educationand college teaching. It will meet during the first twelve weeks of the semester. Weekly topics include:an overview of higher education in the United States; developing a teaching philosophy; multiple roles of the faculty member; motivating students; testing and grading; active learning; technology in theclassroom; teaching large classes; and other contemporary classroom issues. To receive a special permission number please contact the TA Project by phone, 848-932-7747, or email.

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TA Helpline: 848-932-7747

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