Greetings from the CFE!
10 Tips on how to Collaborate with Colleagues
The ever-popular Ken Alford has done it again: this program will help faculty consider different ways to improve the way they collaborate with their colleagues. From teaching to scholarship to service, you’ll receive suggestions for making collaboration more worthwhile and effective, and explore ways to use collaboration to master new assignments, break out of academic ruts, increase productivity, and improve results.
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Podcasts, Videos, and Websites as Writing Assignments
“Because our Millennial and Gen Z students receive most of their information in those formats, I thought it might be rewarding and educational for them to try constructing one themselves. I thought they might be invigorated by trying something new. I hoped they would work longer and harder if it was ‘fun’ and if the final product was something they could actually share on social media. In short, I was trying to trick them into writing and thinking more analytically and deeply about their chosen topics than they might have done if they had just cranked out another rote academic paper….”
Read more about one professor’s interesting experiences with new assignment formats in Chronicle Vitae.
We encourage you to consider applying for the ACUE certificate program. If you are not quite sure yet whether this is for you, please join us on Friday, May 3, at 8.30 am in MCL 502 for our Celebration of Excellence in honor of this year’s ACUE graduates. It will give you a chance talk to those of your colleagues who went through the ACUE experience, find out more about all our other programs, and enjoy a lovely brunch at the end of the semester. Register Now!
You can find more information and this year’s ACUE application form on our website at https://www.twu.edu/cfe/acue-certification.
From April 10 to April 12, Professor Vicky Davies, Academic Lead and Accreditor for the Higher Education Academy, conducted a series of workshops for us at Texas Woman’s University and provide a detailed overview of the HEA Fellowship process including writing tips and guidance. The workshop was well-received and intensive, and some of our participants are already well on their way to apply for the appropriate level of fellowship. Thank you to all who attended and to Vicky who came all the way from Ireland to work with us.
The TWU Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Outreach invites you to attend
Have an excellent week, everybody!