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Use Informal Early Feedback (IEF) to improve your teaching and your final course evaluations

Student evaluations play a significant role in the assessment of teaching in higher education. Evaluations are collected at the end of the term, and the scores become part of the instructor’s assessment. These evaluations can be a major part in determining if a teaching assistant or adjunct is reemployed. These evaluations become part of the package […]

10 strategies for active learning in college classrooms

“I want to get my students more engaged and less passive in class, but I’m not sure how to do that in a way that is productive.” That’s a teaching issue I hear from faculty and teaching assistants who want to incorporate more active learning in their class sessions but aren’t sure about best practices […]

7 Factors to consider as you prepare your teaching presentation for a campus visit

A doctoral student contacted me asking for my advice as she prepared for her first campus visit for a faculty position. Here’s the situation: They haven’t told me which class I’ll be teaching, but I wonder if I will create my own lesson or if the search committee will tell me to present on a certain […]

Tips for making a research presentation as part of a faculty job interview

A research presentation is part of most faculty job interviews. Here are answers to four questions to help you be prepared for your research presentation.

Post-doc positions provide research and professional development

A major topic of discussion in my Mass Communication Teaching is the faculty job market. Doctoral students have asked about the possibility of post-doctoral programs as a job option. I’ve asked doctoral student Kelly Flowers to share some research she has done on post-doc positions. by Kelly Flowers Ph.D. student, University of Florida In an ideal world, […]

Negotiating a faculty job offer — factors beyond salary

What you’re hoping for — the call from the dean offering you a faculty job position. You are interested in saying “yes” to the position but want to try to get as good an offer as possible. In a previous post, I talked about considerations related to salary and benefits. But those aren’t the only […]

Tips for negotiating your salary when you’re offered a faculty job

You’ve received THE phone call. The dean (or director) has called to offer you the faculty job that you interviewed for. What are issues you should consider in negotiating the faculty job position? I’ve been asked that question by doctoral students who are in the job market, and I thought I’d share my advice in […]