»Institute for Excellence in Teaching

The mission of the Institute for Excellence in Teaching (IET) is to promote the value and practice of excellent teaching that facilitates student learning. During the 2013-14 academic year, the first priority will be supporting new full-time faculty.

The Institute for Excellence in Teaching offers faculty:

  • Online workshops on topics including, but not limited to, syllabus development, effective teaching strategies, getting to know your students, and grading.

  • Workshops during the fall and spring semesters based on needs assessment data gathered from faculty.

  • Opportunities for acculturation into Chapman University and Southern California.

  • One-on-one consultation with faculty to develop effective teaching skills.

  • Assistance in integrating effective, relevant, and innovative technologies into instruction.

  • Support and assistance in identifying and developing innovative models of excellent instruction.

  • Assistance in course development.

  • Assistance in solving teaching problems.

  • Assistance in developing teaching portfolios.

  • Opportunities to dialogue among faculty members regarding the art and science of teaching.
     

Director: Joel A. Colbert, Ed. D., (714) 744-7076, colbert@chapman.edu, Office: Memorial Hall 312

Assistant Director: Daniel Flynn, PhD, flynn@chapman.edu, Office: Memorial Hall 313

+-News and Announcements

The IET, in collaboration with Academic Technology, would like to invite you to attend the 2014 IET Summer Institute for New Faculty. While attendance is voluntary, this is an excellent in depth opportunity for you to become familiar with a wide variety of resources available to you at CU. (Please note that this event is separate from the mandated New Faculty Orientation that will take place on Monday, August 25th.)  We will include ample opportunities for you to meet and interact with your new colleagues. There will also be social opportunities, including a wine and cheese reception on the first day. We hope you can attend.
  • What? 2014 IET Summer Institute for New Faculty
  • When? August 18, 2014 through August 22, 2014
  • Times? 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to Noon on Friday
  • For you! We will provide you with a “Welcome to Chapman” canvas bag full of goodies to support you in your teaching.  The contents include: The book, Tools for Teaching (Davis), a 8gb thumb drive, dry erase markers, writing tablets, a certificate for $20 to use to purchase food on campus, and a raffle ticket.
  • What else? We will raffle off 2 iPad minis, five 1-terabyte hard drives, and a $50 Staples gift card. ((At least one item will be raffled off daily and you do need to be present to win!)
2014 IET Summer Institute’s Focus
  • Living in SoCal, academic and non-academic resources
  • Designing instruction
  • Developing student learning outcomes, course outlines and syllabi
  • Maximizing student engagement
  • Integrating multiple technologies
  • Assessment strategies
Please RSVP with your specific attendance to Cristian Bourgeois by July 31, 2014.   An agenda will follow with more details on the specific events and locations.
 
Daily Topics
  • Monday: “Living in SoCal and Chapman Resources for Teaching and Resources”
  • Tuesday: ”Designing Instruction”
  • Wednesday: ”Maximizing Student Engagement”
  • Thursday: “Integrating Multiple Technologies”
  • Friday: “Putting it into Practice”

+-Members of IET

Jennifer Bevan
Dr. Jennifer Bevan,
Associate Professor,
Health Communication M.S. Program, Core Faculty,
Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Department of Communication Studies,
Ross Brown
Mr. Ross G. Brown,
Assistant Professor,
Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts,
Marisa Cianciarulo
Ms. Marisa S. Cianciarulo,
Professor,
Director, Family Violence Clinic,
School of Law,
Joel Colbert
Dr. Joel A. Colbert,
Director of the Institute for Excellence in Teaching,
colbert@chapman.edu
Michael Fahy
Dr. Michael Fahy,
Professor,
Associate Dean, School of Computational Sciences,
Schmid College of Science and Technology,
Mathematics and Computer Science,
School of Computational Sciences,
Daniel Flynn
Daniel Flynn, PhD,
Assistant Director,
Institute for Excellence in Teaching
Office of the Chancellor
Chapman University
flynn@chapman.edu
Amy Graziano
Dr. Amy B. Graziano,
Associate Professor,
Chair, Conservatory of Music,
College of Performing Arts,
Conservatory of Music,
Dawn Hunter
Dr. Dawn L. Hunter,
Professor, College of Educational Studies,
Mary Litch
Dr. Mary Litch,
Adjunct Faculty,
Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Department of Philosophy,
Roxanne Miller
Dr. Roxanne Greitz Miller,
Associate Professor,
Donna Ford Attallah Endowed Professor in Teacher Education,
College of Educational Studies,
Schmid College of Science and Technology,
Kenneth Murphy
Dr. Kenneth E. Murphy,
Associate Professor, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs,
George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics,
Amy Pattin
Ms. Amy J. Pattin,
Adjunct Faculty,
College of Educational Studies,
Carolyn Radcliff
Ms. Carolyn Radcliff,
Librarian and Chair of Public Services,
Leatherby Libraries,
Michelle Sypinero
Ms. Michelle Sypinero,
Manager of Student Computing Services
Chapman University
sypinero@chapman.edu
Adrian Vajiac
Dr. Adrian Vajiac,
Associate Professor,
Schmid College of Science and Technology,
Mathematics and Computer Science,
School of Computational Sciences,
Jennifer Waldeck
Dr. Jennifer Waldeck,
Associate Professor,
Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Department of Communication Studies,
Kimberly White-Smith
Dr. Kimberly A. White-Smith,
Associate Professor,
Assistant Dean of Teacher Education,
Director of Integrated Educational Studies,
College of Educational Studies,

Please contact the IET with any questions, comments, or concerns. We are here to help you be excellent teachers.

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2014 IET Summer Institute for New Faculty: August 18, 2014 through August 22, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to Noon on Friday.