Developing and Maintaining a
Teaching Portfolio. Topics include: the rationale and concept
of the teaching portfolio; describing your teaching philosophy; how
to create a teaching portfolio (tutorials and guidebooks); developing
electronic portfolios; and links to additional resources. 32
Using Student Evaluations
to Improve Teaching. Describes the truths, misconceptions, myths,
use, and misuse of student evaluations of teaching. Discusses the
research findings concerning the validity, reliability and potential
biases of student evaluations, and recommends several practical ways
to use student evaluation to improve teaching and to prepare for tenure/promotion/merit
decisions. 25 links
Peer Review of Teaching.
Includes introductory materials on the peer review of teaching, as
well as advice for the individual faculty member on using this method
to improve teaching. Also covers how to plan and implementing a peer
review program and provides links to additional resources on this
topic. 24 links
Mentoring. Provides introductory
resources on mentoring, online mentoring books and handbooks, and
links to sites focusing on career mentoring for women and telementoring.
Provides access to selected mentoring centers & programs and a good
selection of bibliographic resources, including a a dynamic search
of the Medline database on faculty mentoring using the NLM PubMed
interface. 25 links
Scholarship of Teaching & Learning.
Reviews standards that clarify and describe the full range of scholarship
within the health professions and the need to reconsider their value
as related to the mission of educational institutions and tenure and
promotion decisions. Differentiates scholarly teaching from the scholarship
of teaching (SoTL). Includes links to related organizations, a collection
of SoTL tutorials, tips for getting articles on teaching and learning
published, and selected bibliographic resources on SoTL. 24
Community-Based Scholarship. Provides
an overview of community-based scholarship (aka community-engaged
scholarship, scholarship of engagement), including key terms, needed
institutional strategies, assessment methods and standards, and ways
for faculty to document and apply this important form of inquiry to
their career advancement. 13
Delivering Quality Presentations.
Discusses key principles and steps needed for planning, preparing
and delivering effective scientific presentations, including how to
properly structure and outline your topic and create good support
materials; how to develop good speaking skills; how to effectively
incorporate multimedia presentation technologies; how to close and
answer audience questions; and how to avoid the common pitfalls when
giving your presentations. Includes hundreds of specific presentations
tips from commercial sources and a dynamic search of the Medline database
on scientific presentations using the NLM PubMed interface. 20
Providing Good Poster Sessions.
Discusses the purpose of the poster session/format and ways to assure
a quality result. Provides tutorials on how to create good traditional
paste/pin-up and large format printed posters, including guidelines
on the use of photos, visuals, text and layout considerations. Includes
a helpful list of do's and don'ts covering poster design and content.
Compares and contrasts traditional posters with Web-based presentations.
Includes a dynamic search of the Medline database on poster sessions
and presentations using the NLM PubMed interface. 19