Teaching Roundtable Program
Faculty watch & learn from one another.
The Teachers Roundtable is a program where groups of four faculty visit—in round-robin fashion—each others’ classes and then meet to talk about effective pedagogy. The intent and focus of this program is on the development and discussion of teaching pedagogy, not on the evaluation of individual faculty member’s classroom performance. Faculty participants are expected to visit a class taught by each group member and to meet together on at least four additional occasions to discuss pedagogical challenges and successes and to discuss group members’ respective pedagogies. At the end of the semester, each Faculty Roundtable group is expected to write a 1-2 page final report on what they have learned. This final report will be posted on the CTE Moodle site. Faculty members who participate fully are compensated $400 (added either to faculty member’s research account or paycheck) and the group will be allotted funds to purchase food for group meetings. To date, over 68 faculty have participated in the Teachers Roundtable program.
In past years, groups have been formed around topics (e.g., teaching issues of death and life, teaching methods courses), pedagogical style (e.g., teaching in the field, designing effective labs), or by cohort (e.g., early career teaching).
Interested faculty must submit an application to the CTE Director to participate in this program. Please refer to e-mails from the Director for application instructions and deadlines.
Note: the intent of this program is to offer a safe place for faculty to work on pedagogical issues and to develop their pedagogical skills and techniques. It is NOT a place for formal evaluation of classroom performance.
- CTE Director: Kristi Upson-Saia, Assoc. Prof. of Religious Studies
- Office: Fowler 402
- Phone: (323) 259-2855
- Email: email@example.com