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CFE Faculty Development Workshops

 

The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) is committed to the professional development of USMA faculty members. To that end we offer the Master Teacher Certificate Program and, along with the USMA Faculty Development Committee, sponser workshops for faculty throughout the year. 
 
In AY 2014, we co-sponsored the following workshop with the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, and the Departmrnt of English and Philosophy.
 
IDEO Workshop.jpgIntroductory Overview of the Human-Centered Design Process

This faculty development workshop was held Thursday, 24 April, 2014 in the Haig Room of Jefferson Library at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. It was facilitated by IDEO (pronounced “eye-dee-oh”), an award-winning global design firm that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow. The IDEO facilitators were David Haygood, Heather Boesch, Jillian Farrell, Bill Stewart, Michelle Kwasny, and Ann Kim. The workshop discussion points included:
  • What does it mean to develop creative confidence?
  • How do I measure it?
  • How do I integrate it into my courses and programs?
"Thinking like a designer can transform the way organizations develop products, services, processes, and strategy. This approach, which IDEO calls design thinking, brings together what is desirable from a human point of view with what is technologically feasible and economically viable. It also allows people who aren’t trained as designers to use creative tools to address a vast range of challenges." --IDEO website.
 
  
 
 
In AY 2013, we co-sponsored the following workshop with the USMA Faculty Development Committee.
 
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The Joy and Responsibility of Teaching Well and Integrated Course Design for Significant Learning
 
This faculty development workshop was held Tuesday, 23 April, 2013 Haig Room of Jefferson Library at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The guest speaker was Dr Stewart Ross, the Founding Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Minnesota State, Mankato.  He is a Senior Associate with Dee Fink and Associates and has given over 100 workshops related to university teaching in the past 5 years.
 
The Joy and Responsibility of Teaching Well keynote address described the importance of continuous improvement as college teachers and how  we might reflect and improve.
 
Integrated Course Design covers the significance of course design within the array of tasks involved in teaching, and Identifies “Dreams” for student learning. Dr. Ross introduced the overall model of Integrated Course Design and work on understanding and taking the initial steps toward applying the key components.
 
  
 
 
 
In AY 2012, we co-sponsored the following workshops, also with the USMA Faculty Development Committee.
 
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Assessing Teaching

This faculty development workshop was held Wednesday, 25 April, 2012 in the Haig Room of Jefferson Library at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The guest speaker was Dr. Joseph Lowman, author of Mastering the Techniques of Teaching (Jossey-Bass; 2nd edition,1995) .

Dr. Lowman discussed with faculty the need for formative assessment of teaching faculty and described techniques to effectively conduct formative assessments. 
 
The participants discussed techniques for formative assessment using both in-class visits and video tapes. In small groups and break-out rooms they evaluated video tapes of faculty teaching. Dr. Lowman discussed and demonstrated techniques for this activity and provided guiding formats.  
 
After the break-out activities all participants regrouped to compare observations and challenges.

 

 

In AY 2011, we co-sponsored the following workshops, also with the USMA Faculty Development Committee.

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Effective Practices in On-Line Education and Distance Learning at West Point

This faculty development workshop was held Thursday, 19 January, 2012 in the Haig Room of Jefferson Library at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

On-Line and distance learning is a growing phenomenon in higher education.

This workshop introduced USMA faculty to how on-line and distance education is employed across disciplines at the Academy, and explored the potential for on-line and distance education as a means to broaden educational opportunities for cadets.

 

  

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Jefferson Library, 6th Floor (Haig Room)10/29/2014 11:30 AM10/29/2014 2:00 PM
  
The Haig Room (6th floor, Jefferson Library)4/24/2014 9:00 AM4/24/2014 12:00 PM
  
The Haig Room, 6th Floor, Jefferson Library 4/23/2013 10:00 AM4/23/2013 4:45 PM
  
The Haig Room, 6th Floor, Jefferson Library4/25/2012 12:00 PM4/25/2012 5:00 PM
  
The Haig Room, 6th Floor, Jefferson Library 1/19/2012 12:45 PM1/19/2012 4:00 PM