Greetings from the CFE!
Faculty Award Ceremony
The CFE’s 2nd Celebration of Excellence on May 3, 2019 was another jubilant affair: 22 faculty members from all our three campuses were awarded their ACUE Certificates in Effective College Instruction. Take a look around our special website if you could not make it to the event or if you’d like to re-live the experience.
ACUE: Deadline approaching…
The CFE is pleased to continue its partnership with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) by offering the Course in Effective Teaching Practices to the next group of faculty participants. This outstanding professional development opportunity culminates in the nationally-recognized Certificate in Effective College Instruction endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE). You will learn a lot about teaching and engaging our students – and it will look excellent in your performance review or tenure portfolio!
The deadline for submitting your ACUE application is Monday, May 20th, 2019. You will need your AC Leader’s and your Dean’s signature, so do not wait too long. You can find more information and this year’s application form on our website at https://www.twu.edu/cfe/acue-certification.
The ELA Higher Ed Department Chair Academy provides new to relatively new department chairs and assistant chairs, school directors and core curriculum coordinators with training to manage academic departments and with in-depth leadership topics and skills needed to lead academic departments. This holistic, year-long development program is delivered both online and via in-person sessions at UC Oklahoma. The CFE was able to sponsor a group of TWU participants who are currently attending the inaugural session in sunny Edmond, OK.
Pictured above: Cynthia Evetts, Occupational Therapy; George A King, Health Promotion & Kinesiology; Gwen Weatherford, Health Promotion & Kinesiology; Nila Ricks, Social Work; Vagner Mendonça Whitehead, Visual Arts; Patricia Watson, Reading; Rochelle Schultz, Nursing (Houston).
How to Increase Your Chances at Publication
Summertime – time for research, scholarship, and writing. Here is a fine article from an editor of a scholarly journal on how to increase your chances of having your articles accepted. What editors and reviewers “value as publishable scholarship often shares certain features.” Find out what these features are in this article by Laura Moss and you are well on your way to your next publication.
Just in time for the end-of-the-semester, an article by TLT's Stacy Greathouse! Footnote, Endnote, Thank-you Notes: “Writing thank-you notes is a dying art. They’re overlooked forms of positive closure. Gratitude on its own is powerful, and when it’s exchanged, it feels amazing. After I thought about what notes of gratitude could accomplish, I started emailing thank-you notes to my students, waiting until well after the semester for the most impact.” Read the whole article in Faculty Focus.
Have an excellent week, everybody!