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Monday, February 18, 2019

The Spark 212 (and Videoconference)

Schedule of Events

Event 1
Making Teaching Matter: Creating persuasive and evidence-based documents that support promotion—a workshop for both candidates and reviewers

9 a.m.–Noon
Presented by Guest Speaker Dr. Erica Suchman (Visiting Regional Teaching Academy Fellow from CSU) & Dr. Phil Mixter

Many WSU faculty are deeply engaged in teaching, advising/mentoring, and educational leadership. Yet we struggle with how to showcase those activities and demonstrate outcomes when it comes time to prepare promotion packets—and most departments do a poor job of review.

Come hear about work of a consortium from five universities to develop an evidence-based model. You will leave this workshop with a better understanding of the dilemmas, a templated framework you can adapt for your own packet or department, and the first pages of a personal portfolio.

Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Academy - Making Teaching Matter.
Sponsored by CVM Teaching Academy and WSU Teaching Academy

Lunch On Your Own

Noon–1 p.m.

Event 2
Teaching Today’s Students

1–3 p.m.

Panel Presentation and Discussion

Today’s classroom includes a mix of students from varying backgrounds and levels of preparation, from Gen Z to adult learners, a growing number of international students, students with special needs and mental health concerns. How do we meet the challenge of engaging all of these students in the same classroom at the same time? Your students’ worldviews can impact and provide direction for your teaching. In this session, panelists will identify 3-5 key components unique to each population and will conclude with a question and discussion period. Come and gain insight into how to engage today’s students!