Category: Faculty

Resource of the Month

This month’s resource, Using a Teaching Philosophy Statement as a Professional Development Tool for Teaching Candidates, is found in the International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. According to its website, the journal, published by the Centers for Teaching & Technology at Georgia Southern University, “is an international forum for research and information …

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Faculty Reflections

Memories of the Lilly Teaching Conference Shape My Career Development By Pete Giordano Professor, Psychological Science I never thought I would be a college professor. Early on, I was not even sure I would get my bachelor’s degree.  Neither of my parents have a college degree, and one of my older brothers had flunked out …

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Resource of the Month

The resource for November, Keeping Students “on Their Toes and on Their Game”: Serendipitous Findings in Students’ Assessments and Reactions, is found in the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching. The article, written by Kathy L. Pelletier, examines the effects of two-minute papers and mini-quizzes on exam scores and student attendance. According to its website, …

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First Year Faculty Thoughts

Ken Corbit, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Public Relations B.A., Communication Studies, Arkansas State University M.A., Communication Studies, Arkansas State University Ph.D., Strategic Communication, University of Alabama   Integration into a new institution has the potential to be a comic adventure of signature mishaps. Yet, my assimilation into the Belmont community has been nearly seamless. Throughout …

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Recently at the Teaching Center…

Author Talk with Dr. Kelly Garner On Monday, October 30, 2017, Dr. Kelly Garner sat down with Dr. Beverly Schneller to discuss So You Want to Sing Country: A Guide for Performers, which is part of series of books published for the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) by Rowman and Littlefield.  Garner discussed …

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Resource of the Month

This month’s resource, Flipped Learning, Flipped Satisfaction, Getting the Balance Right, is found in Teaching and Learning Inquiry (TLI). The article, written by Rosemary Fisher, Bella Ross, Richard LaFerriere, and Alex Maritz, investigates student perceptions of learning outcomes, engagement, and satisfaction in a course utilizing a technology-facilitated flipped approach. TLI is the flagship journal of …

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