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Teaching Scholars Institute

Consortium

The Teaching Scholars Institute was a teaching and learning consortium created by the joint efforts of Murray State University, Western Kentucky University, and the University of Tennessee at Martin, held from 2004 until 2008.

Mechanics of TSI

Annually, each consortium institution selected 5-7 faculty to attend the TSI workshop. Selection for the Teaching Scholars Institute was an honor originating from the Office of the Provost and the Deans of each college.

The annual TSI workshops focused on different aspects of effective teaching. Selection criteria for participation in the workshop include the following: The selectee was:

* Recognized as skilled in the Institute's theme.
* Identified as an experienced teacher.
* Possessed a professional history of excellent in teaching.


Overview

The Teaching Scholars Institute (TSI) was a faculty development project intended to provide recognition for excellence in instruction. One goal was to bring good teachers together in a collaborative cross-institutional environment to share and learn from one another about best practices in the classroom. The event included large and small group interaction and collaboration with selected colleagues on the development of a Best Practices in Teaching Handbook. The handbook was distributed to faculty at all consortial schools. Additionally, we hoped this encouraged the institutions’ most able teachers to engage in campus discussions of best teaching practices.

As a product of each Institute, a booklet of best practice ideas was created. Past products can be viewed at: http://campus.murraystate.edu/tsi/

The themes are based upon Chickering and Gamson’s Seven Principles for Effective Teaching (http://learningcommons.evergreen.edu/pdf/fall1987.pdf).

Past Teaching Scholars

The 2008 Nominees were:

Bowling Green Community College: Judy Walker, Health Sciences Division
College of Education & Behavioral Sciences: Lisa Murley, Curriculum & Instruction
College of Health & Human Services: Jay Gabbard, Social Work
Gordon Ford College of Business: Stacy Wade, Accounting
Ogden College of Science & Engineering: Andrew Wulff, Geography & Geology
Potter College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences: Alex Poole, English

Theme: Good Practice Emphasizes Time on Task.

The 2007 Nominees were:

Bowling Green Community College: Mark Staynings, Economics, Business & Computer Division
College of Education & Behavioral Sciences: Carl Myers, Psychology
College of Health & Human Services: Karen Mason, Consumer & Family Sciences
Gordon Ford College of Business: unavailable
Ogden College of Science & Engineering: unavailable
Potter College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences: Robyn Swanson, Music

Theme: Good Practice Provides Prompt Feedback.

The 2006 Nominees were:

Bowling Green Community College: Dana Emberton-Tinius, Liberal Arts and Sciences Division, Biology
College of Education & Behavioral Sciences: Pam Petty, Special Instructional Programs
College of Health & Human Services: Beverly Siegrist, Nursing
Gordon Ford College of Business: Scott Droege, Management
Ogden College of Science & Engineering: Joel Lenoir, Engineering
Potter College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences: Laura McGee, Modern Languages
Theme: Good Practice Encourages Active Learning.

The 2005 Nominees were:

BGCC: Michelle Jackson, Academic Support - Mathematics
CEBS: Steve Wininger, Psychology
CHHS: Cathy Abell, Nursing
GFCB: Paula Potter, Management
Ogden: Les Pesterfield, Chemistry
Potter: Donald Speer, Music
Theme: Best Practice Develops Reciprocity and Collaboration Among Students.

The 2004 Nominees were:

BGCC: Kacy Harris, Nursing
CEBS: Aaron Hughey, Counseling and Student Affairs
CHHS: Tracey Young, Public Health
GFCB: Tom Noser, Economics
Ogden: Heather DeHart, Biology
Potter: Yvonne Petkus, Art
Theme: Best Practice Encourages Contact Between Faculty and Students.

 

 


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