Category: Faculty

Navigating Challenging Classroom Conversations

Recently the Teaching Center partnered with Belmont’s Faculty Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (FIDE) Committee to host the mini-workshop “Navigating Challenging Conversations: Growth Opportunities with Our Students and Ourselves.” Through this workshop FIDE committee members discussed the importance of facilitating diverse ideas, perspectives and experiences with our students. While important opportunities, these conversations can often create …

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Recordings of Previous Teaching Center Events Now Available

Previous Teaching Center workshops are now available through Belmont’s Teaching Center Repository. This repository provides helpful resources on teaching and learning previously offered by the Teaching Center that faculty can view or review on-demand as part of their overall professional development. Currently, the Teaching Center Repository offers several recent Teaching Center events, including: The Teaching …

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Teaching Center Events: Fall 2020

The Teaching Center has a number of events and opportunities this semester. Details are provided below. The Teaching Center will email invitations and reminders for individual events and opportunities. Lunchtime Presentations Thursday, September 3 Supports for Belmont Students: Connecting with Student Life Resources Noon – 1:30 p.m. Zoom Online *Cosponsored with Student Life Departments Wednesday, …

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Recording of the Tenure and Promotion at Belmont Online Workshop Now Available

In partnership with the Belmont University Tenure, Promotion and Leaves Committee, the Teaching Center recently hosted the workshop, “Tenure & Promotion at Belmont: Best Practices in Creating an Effective Faculty Portfolio.” During this workshop, members of the Tenure, Promotion and Leaves Committee walked attendees through the process of preparing the tenure and promotion portfolio. Faculty …

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Summer 2020 Reading Groups

The Teaching Center will offer summer reading groups again this year. To sign up for a group, email the Teaching Center (teachingcenter@belmont.edu) with the title(s) of the book(s) you are interested in reading.  You are welcome to sign up for more than one group. Please reply by Friday, April 17 so that we have adequate time to determine which books have sufficient interest to …

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Advice from Teaching and Learning Sources: Do Less

The move of classroom structure to an online format has pushed many of us from our comfort zone. As we navigate this new terrain, we wanted to share an article that offers advice to faculty in their pivot to online instruction. Anya Kamenetz in the article “Panic-gogy: Teaching Online Classes During the Coronavirus Pandemic” encourages …

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Resource of the Month

Most of us would readily agree that professor-student rapport in the classroom affects student learning. What is more difficult is determining how to establish and sustain this rapport between teachers and students. March’s resource of the month offers some guidance in this area. In the article, Making Connections: Student-Teacher Rapport in Higher Education Classrooms, researcher …

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