FACET’s longstanding commitment to learning extends not only to our students but also to our conception of teaching excellence; therefore, ourselves as instructors. We believe that the best teachers have a growth mindset that carries into a strongly held commitment to continuously improve their classes and curricula, teaching skills, and more broadly the culture of student success. As part of this commitment, we also believe that the best teachers are committed to learning from their students.
The subject of the Reflection on Engagement with Student Feedback is your commitment to your growth through engagement with student feedback. When done well, it reveals ongoing commitment to engagement with student feedback and describes how that commitment has nurtured your ongoing growth. You may describe your growth in response to any type of student feedback. It does not focus on a particular course necessarily and it could relate to evolution of your teaching philosophy.
You have a choice in how you want to convey your reflection:
- Written statement, which should be 750 words plus or minus 250 words
- Audio or video message, no longer than five minutes and include a transcript. One way to do this is to record your message to the cloud in Zoom on your phone or computer, then edit the captions in Kaltura. On its own page titled "Reflection on Engagement with Student Feedback," link to your reflection.
You may include up to three supporting documents if you believe you need them to clarify your message. We are not expecting there to be supporting documents. We believe the message itself will convey your engagement sufficiently.
We are interested in your authentic description of your growth through engagement with student feedback. Note—you do not have to include student evaluation data. A non-student evaluation example could be something like “journaling about student reaction to and success in their engagement with class activities, readings, or low or high stakes assessments and resulting adaptations to enhance student learning.”
Importance in the dossier
We consider dossiers holistically. This reflection is equal in importance with other documents you draft: the LEARN, CV, and Teaching Philosophy.