As you might recall, a few weeks ago I sent around a query to see if some of you would be interested in what I termed an “article club.” The gist was that I would find articles to read about teaching, and we would get together to talk about them. While a few people did respond indicating an interest, I completely understand how difficult it is to find the time to meet in person. In fact, we had a bit of a time finding a time to hold this meeting, which will be on Thursday, October 1 at 9:00 AM in the CFE. While many of you might not be able to come to that face to face meeting, perhaps leaving a comment or two here on the Blog can create a “virtual” discussion among our McDaniel community.
The article we’ll read first is from last spring’s edition of Peer Review, which is a publication by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The Spring 2009 volume was entitled: Good Teaching: What Is It and How Do We Measure It? Our first article is from that publication: “Understanding Great Teaching” by Ken Bain (vice provost for instruction, professor of history, and director, Research Academy for University Learning, Montclair State University) and James Zimmerman (associate professor of chemistry and associate director, Research Academy for University Learning, Montclair State University).
Read the article here and leave a comment. And/or come to the meeting in the CFE at 9 AM on Thursday, October 1. All are welcome.