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  • Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching
    support excellence in teaching and learning at the University of Kentucky by working collaboratively with all instructors to create engaging innovative and inclusive learning environments in which diverse students can excel To accomplish this goal the Center will Serve as a university wide resource for information and services to assist instructors in enhancing educational practice Collaborate with other academic support units to foster the use of effective instructional technologies and

    Original URL path: http://www.uky.edu/celt/mission.php (2012-11-13)
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  • Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching
    faculty development conferences His academic background is in Biology and Educational Psychology Christopher S Rice Associate Director Teaching Technology 518C King Library christopher rice uky edu ricetopher Dr Christopher S Rice is a political theorist ethnographer and educational futurist exploring the intersections of technology learning and society His current work focuses on innovative uses of technology including augmented reality social networking virtual worlds social media in postsecondary teaching and learning Christopher also teaches courses on political theory Kentucky politics and Appalachian politics in the Department of Political Science He has in the past worked as Enterprise Architect for Academic Technologies and User Experience with UKIT Social Technology Strategist in the Office of Undergraduate Education at the University of Kentucky and Research Director of the University of Kentucky s Appalachian Center He has a B A and Ph D in Political Science with a Certificate in Social Theory from the University of Kentucky Christopher blogs on ed tech and the future s of higher education at ChristopherScottRice com Kathryn Cunningham Faculty Instructional Consultant 518N King Library 257 8238 kdcunn2 uky edu Kathryn Cunningham received her Bachelor s degree in education from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master s degree in instructional systems design from the University of Kentucky Kathryn is currently a doctoral candidate in the Educational Psychology program at the University of Kentucky In addition to multiple presentations at professional conferences focused on teaching and learning in higher education she also has coauthored published book chapters and is currently collaborating with faculty on other publications Her current research interests focus on why postsecondary instructors use the teaching approaches they do and she is investigating factors faculty perceive as influencing their teaching approach David Sacks Faculty Instructional Consultant 518M King Library 257 8236 david sacks uky edu David

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  • Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching
    Ask Us Join our Announcement List Location The Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching is located in room 518 on the fifth floor of the M I King building The Science Library occupies the second third and fourth floors Enter the Science Library at the ground entrance the second floor of the building walk past the Science Library check out desk and take the elevator to the fifth

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  • Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching
    CELT offers are Individual consultations on instructional design practice and assessment Mid Semester Course Feedback teaching observation and or student feedback Assistance with documenting instructional efforts using teaching portfolios Collaboration on scholarship of teaching and learning research Creation and facilitation of opportunities for dialogue on education e g scholarly learning communities and informal lunch discussions Library and web resources on college teaching Workshops campus wide or tailored for specific academic

    Original URL path: http://www.uky.edu/celt/overview.php (2012-11-13)
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  • Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching
    to consult with you on these questions and whatever other instructional issues you would like to discuss We all teach classes at UK so we know what it is like to be in the trenches experimenting with new pedagogies We are involved in national discussions on higher education topics and stay current with the literature on post secondary education keeping abreast on best practices in the field We have consulted

    Original URL path: http://www.uky.edu/celt/consultations.php (2012-11-13)
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  • Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching
    issues or topics of national concern Some are requested by individual faculty members or by departments or colleges We can tailor a workshop to fit your needs Activities and details for this academic year can be found at our Upcoming Events page which also lists instructionally related events offered by other academic units sometimes in collaboration with CELT Workshops offered during the 2012 2013 academic year New Faculty Teaching Academy Who Are Our Students Wednesday September 5 3 00pm 4 00pm Niles Gallery Lucille Little Fine Arts Library Service Learning Social Media and Student Reflection Thursday September 13 12 00pm 1 30pm Place TBD New Faculty Teaching Academy Do I Have To Do the Reading Thursday September 27 3 30pm 4 30pm Niles Gallery Lucille Little Fine Arts Library CELT DLP Open House Friday September 28 10 00am 12 00pm 518 King Building Science Library New Faculty Teaching Academy Teaching With Integrity Wednesday October 10 3 00pm 4 00pm Niles Gallery Lucille Little Fine Arts Library Service Learning Community Engagement From Getting Started to the State of the Art Speaker Dr Barbara Jacoby Faculty Associate for Leadership and Community Service Learning University of Maryland College Park Monday and Tuesday October

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  • Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching
    visual aids and other classroom variables but we will ask what specific items if any you want us to pay particular attention to during the observation Following the classroom visit we will schedule a consultation to report what we observed and discuss what actions if any you might want to consider taking Many faculty combine this service with student feedback in which you would conduct class for a portion of the period and then leave so that we can talk with the students Student Feedback At your request we can schedule a classroom visit to speak with your students We would need at least 20 30 minutes to gather the feedback At a pre visit consultation we will discuss with you how you think the course is going and what specific questions if any you would like us to pose to the students should they not raise those issues themselves Our feedback method a Group Instructional Feedback Technique or GIFT works as follows Students are asked two open ended questions 1 What helps you learn in this course and 2 What makes learning difficult and what suggestions do you have for changes The items reported can pertain to any aspect of the course and not only the instructor Students propose items to put on the lists and the items are recorded on a white board or some other means of display We ask the students to elaborate or give examples when necessary Following the list construction the students are asked to vote on each item so that the instructor gets a sense of the class consensus on the issues Instructor questions are then discussed The feedback is discussed at a post visit meeting and a report is given to the instructor We strongly suggest that the instructor briefly discusses the

    Original URL path: http://www.uky.edu/celt/feedback.php (2012-11-13)
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  • Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching
    long program typically focused on enhancing teaching and learning The organization and activities of SLCs create an environment that allows for and encourages learning development a trans disciplinary approach to problem solving and community building Learning communities have also proven to be very effective in supporting the scholarship of teaching and learning Some characteristics of a typical SLC Topic based or cohort based Led and operated by members of the community to include meeting times agenda activities goals Facilitated by educational development consultants from CELT Consists of between 8 and 12 members Meets for one year or more Holds monthly meetings May apply for a modest budget to be used by individual members or the community as a whole to spend on activities and materials to support the work of the SLC e g books speakers retreats social gatherings conferences course design scholarship of teaching and learning projects Produces some product s or result s either as individuals or as a community that is shared with the university community and perhaps a wider audience Hundreds of learning communities exist on many campuses and have proven to be a successful means for university members to address academic issues Miami University in

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