We conduct workshops on the teaching of writing, consult with members of the faculty on such classroom issues as implementing effective peer review or constructing effectively sequenced writing assignments, and publish Teaching Writing, a handbook on teaching writing-intensive courses, and Marking Papers, a handbook for commenting on student drafts and assessing final products. These handbooks are available free of charge to all faculty members; faculty can also access the handbooks on-line by logging on to Moodle and going to The Jacobson Center Teaching Series.
We also offer Mid-Semester Assessment (MSA), a chance for faculty to receive feedback on their teaching and students' learning. The MSA is an individualized assessment that requires only 20 minutes of class time to complete. To learn more about this program, see The Mid-Semester Assessment Program. Faculty can also access MSA Modules on-line, again by logging on to Moodle and going to The Jacobson Center Teaching Series.
For instructors who wish to incorporate public speaking into their courses, we provide numerous resources: Model Informative and Persuasive Speeches, Guidelines for Public Speaking and Speech Evaluation Form. See Public Speaking Resources for Faculty.
The Jacobson Center houses a library of materials about teaching and learning, including journals, books, and videos on central pedagogical issues. To review the publications in our Faculty Teaching Library, please consult the annotated bibliography.
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