November 2011

Creating and Assessing Learning Goals
Assessment is the new (and maybe not so new) buzzword in higher education. Following on the trend in K-12 education, universities are increasingly being asked to explain what it is that they do, and to prove that it is valuable. While what sorts of topics...


TAP Workshops in November
Defining Course Learning Goals and Outcomes
Date: Thursday, November 10
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Room 117, Busch Campus Center, BC

Developing Your Teaching Style
Date: Monday, November 14
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Room 402, Rutgers Student Center, CAC

Incorporating Social Media into your Teaching
Date: Wednesday, November 16
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Room 117, Busch Campus Center, BC


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Assessment in Higher Education: Mid-semester Evaluations
Mid-semester evaluations can come in a number of formats including one or two survey questions, yes-no questions to specific aspects of the class, or a broader review of the semester in the form of open ended questions. They all, however...


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Career Services
Computer Literacy Training

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.


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