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Fall 2007 Teaching Effectiveness Institute

Fundamental Principles of Effective Instruction

Thursday, August 16, 2007
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Capitol Room, Holmes Student Center


Day one of the fall Teaching Effectiveness Institute is designed to introduce faculty to basic principles of teaching, offer information about support resources related to teaching, and discuss how faculty deal with students’ needs. Participants will have opportunities to network with both new and experienced faculty at NIU. This institute will include interactive presentations by NIU faculty and staff. Day one of the institute is geared toward an audience who is new to teaching and to those wanting to refresh their knowledge about teaching fundamentals.

Tentative Agenda:

  Morning Session
Check-in and Refreshments
Planning an Effective Syllabus
Strategies for Assessing Student Learning
Refreshment Break
Establishing and Maintaining Classroom Dynamics
Managing Academic Integrity: A Faculty Perspective
Handling Academic Dishonesty and Difficult Students
  Afternoon Session
Strategies to Energize the Classroom Experience
Students with Emotional and/or Behavioral Concerns
  Accommodating the Needs of Students with Disabilities
Refreshment Break
Faculty Support for Writing Across the Curriculum at NIU
  The University Libraries: Support for Partnerships in Teaching
Certificate Presentation and Institute Evaluation

Registration Information:

This workshop is open only to NIU faculty and staff. Registered participants will receive workshop materials, lunch and refreshments, and a certificate of participation. Advanced registration is required. Please register early. Provide your name, title, department, phone, NIU email address, and special accommodations if needed. Please contact the Center if you do not receive a response or an email confirmation of your registration within two working days.

Due to the expensive nature of the program and the advance notice needed for arranging food and materials, please register by the deadline and plan to attend the entire workshop. After you register, if you are unable to attend, please inform the Center by Monday, August 13, 2007 so that those on the waiting list can be given the opportunity to attend.

Registration Deadline: Friday, July 27, 2007

Registration is closed for this program.

Last Updated: 4/17/2014