Teacher to Teacher

Mission:

Teacher to Teacher (T2T) is an interdisciplinary working group of faculty whose purpose is to promote campus-wide conversations about effective teaching, whether that teaching occurs in a traditional classroom, in online digital space, or in other educational contexts.

 

Objectives of the T2T working group include supporting faculty by:

  • Creating professional development opportunities for the exchange of pedagogical ideas
  • Encouraging pedagogical innovation based on best practices
  • Recognizing diversity in teaching and learning styles
  • Fostering opportunities for faculty collaboration

Upcoming Event:

T2T Table Talk (another one!)

date TBD 

The Point (in the University Center)

You asked and T2T heard!  In response to your suggestions, T2T, in conjunction with the Faculty Success Committee, is hosting an informal peer-mentoring event at The Point on Thursday, February 27 between 4:00 and 6:00 PM.  Come prepared to divide into small groups, eat nachos, and exchange strategies for navigating academic life and pedagogical challenges (large and small).  Bring the questions that vex you!  Each table will be stocked with questions/issues that have surfaced during past events, but we will give priority to the questions you bring.  

Past Events:

T2T Table Talk

The Point (in the University Center)

You asked and T2T heard!  In response to your suggestions, T2T, in conjunction with the Faculty Success Committee, hosted an informal peer-mentoring event at The Point.  Participants divided into small groups and exchanged strategies for navigating academic life and pedagogical challenges (large and small). Tables were stocked with questions/issues that have surfaced during past events, but priority was given to the questions participants brought. This event will repeated again in Spring 2020.   

 

G.I.F.T.s to Share: Great Ideas for Teaching!

CMU University Center Ballroom

 Printable Handouts

  • Find information on support services and faculty and staff resources at the Faculty page. This includes links to reserve a space on campus for events or meetings. 
  • The Faculty Resources page on the Academic Affairs site includes information on tenure and promotion, academic support services, campus calendar information, and the New to CMU Faculty Guide. 
  • Faculty Focus  is a simple, well-organized resource arranged in blog-style posts with great information on general pedagogical challenges we all face in our classrooms. Their free newsletter and dedicated website focus on sharing information on effective teaching strategies for the college classroom. 
  • The National Education Association (NEA) partnered with the Professional and Organizational Development Network to provide practical advice to college and university faculty. Their Higher Education Best Practices - Teaching & Learning guides are a great collection of articles covering valuable teaching practices such as using social media in the classroom, commanding the attention of students, how to teach for "deep learning," and more. 

Department

Representative

Art and Design         

Eric Elliott

Biological Sciences

Eriek Hanson

Business

Georgann Jouflas

Computer Science and Engineering

Sarah Lanci

Health Sciences

Margaret Riley

Kinesiology

Ann McDonald

Languages, Literature and Mass Comm.

Robin Calland (co-chair)

Mathematics and Statistics

Tracii Friedman (co-chair)

Music

Kristen Yun

Physical and Environmental Science

Cassandra Fenton

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Tammy Parece

Teacher Education

Nick Bardo

Theatre Arts

Scott Andrews

WCCC and Developmental Education

Susan Konantz