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UMKC Faculty Learning Community on Evidence Based Teaching Practices

Last year, CAFE piloted a Peer Observation program. Feedback from participants was very positive. Many of the participants in this program noted that it would be nice if there were resources that could be used to identify potential teaching strategies to improve teaching pedagogy. This faculty learning community was developed to address this issue. We will be focused on examining evidence-based teaching practices that improve student motivation and learning. We will investigate these techniques from the framework of the Expectancy-Value theory. The group will choose the techniques to review and pilot. We will have seven meetings throughout the 23-24 academic year resulting in a summary of practices that can be shared with our faculty and referenced during the peer observation process. Selected participants will receive a $500 stipend for their participation. Participants are expected to attend all seven sessions. Collectively as a group, we will select the days and times of these meetings. Meetings will be held in person and via Zoom, and each participant may attend up to three sessions remotely. Faculty who live elsewhere may attend all of the sessions remotely.
Application Deadline extended to September 4th, 2023

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