Each year the Department of Instructional Design celebrates RWU faculty expertise in teaching with an Innovations in Teaching Showcase event held during Spring semester. Initially this event was held on one day as a series of presentations over a two-hour span however many faculty found it challenging to attend due to their schedules. In 2012 we decided to change the format and invite all faculty and interested staff to a series of lunch-and-learn presentations in the Upper Commons Private Dining Room. Each session has a theme and brief presentation(s) by an RWU faculty member(s) followed by an opportunity for sharing ideas, perspectives, strategies, etc.
This year's Innovations in Teaching Showcase has been broken up in into three sessions, one to be held each month beginning in February.
Innovations in Teaching 2013 brochure
Session 1 - Applying Inquiry-Based Learning by Jennifer Pearce, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in CAS Department of Chemistry and Physics
February 21, 2013
Session 2 - Using iPads in the Classroom by Kelly Donnell, Associate Professor; Madge Thombs, Professor and Li-Ling Yang, Assistant Professor. School of Education. March 22, 2013
Session 3 - Flipping Lessons in a College Course by Loren Byrne, Assistant Professor and Kerri Warren, Associate Professor. Department of Biology, Marine Biology and Environmental Science.
Organizing and Delivering an Online Course by Nancy Craven, Writing, Rhetoric & Composition; and Amiee Shelton, Ph.D., Communication. February 24, 2012
Clogs, Blogs and Forums: Enhancing Communication and Collaboration by Michael Swanson, Ph.D., American Studies; and Fred Gould, PE., C.P.C., Construction Management. March 9, 2012
Fostering Student Reflections using Portfolios by Cliff Timpson, Ph.D., Chemistry; and Kelly Donnell, Ph.D., School of Education. March 23, 2012
Student Engagement, Interaction and Feedback by Kathryn Thompson, J.D., Law School; Chris Menton, Ed.D., Criminal Justice; Nancy Breen, Ph.D., Chemistry and Brett McKenzie, Ed.D., Business. April 5, 2012
Using Prezi to Promote Reflective Practice by Jim Beitler, Ph.D., Writing, Rhetoric & Composition. April 20, 2012
Innovations in Teaching 2011 Brochure
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
This event featured three faculty members drawn from across all departments who graciously shared with colleagues a strategy or technology and using ePortfolios. See agenda and session descriptions.
From Vision to Reality by Gregory Laramie and David Corbin, School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation.
Mixing Elements of E-Portfolios with Upper-Level Chemistry Students: An "Alchemist's Dream" or "No Reaction"? (ppt) by Cliff Timpson, Ph.D., Chemistry.
A Dynamic e-Duo: Creating Complementary Electronic Portfolios to Enhance Student Learning (ppt) by Jim Beitler, Ph.D., Writing, Rhetoric and Composition.
Innovations in Teaching 2009 Brochure
Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
This event featured seven faculty drawn from across all departments who graciously shared with colleagues a strategy or technology that has enhanced the teaching and/or learning in their classes.
Take a Byte Out of Greek (video) by Tony Hollingsworth, Ph.D. Foreign Languages
Digital Manufacturing Integration with Architectural Design (video) by Andrew Thurlow, M.Arch.
Using Blackboard to Manage Undergraduate and Graduate Courses (video) by Michael Hall, Ph.D., Public Administration
Are They Getting This? (video) by Matthew Stein, Ph.D., Engineering.
Just Click: Assess and Engage (video) by Madge Thombs, Ph.D.
Simple Screen Casting (video) by W. Brett McKenzie, Ed.D., Business
Video as a Field R&D Tool: A User's Guide (video) by Michael Scully, M.A.,