FACET and UITS have joined forces to support campus cohorts for the "Teaching for Student Success: An Evidence-Based Approach” (TSS) modules. TSS is a university-wide online module series that provides high-quality, evidence-based materials on effective teaching practices. Faculty fellows have been appointed on each campus to facilitate these cohorts as faculty members work through the module series. Some of the fellows have shared their experience for the initial semester this fall.
"One of my most rewarding academic experiences was leading the Faculty Learning Community at the Kokomo campus. My colleagues and I met every two weeks and had enriching discussions about various evidence-based approaches presented in the Teaching for Student Success (TSS) series. I loved my colleagues' excitement and how everyone was ready to share their classroom strategies to achieve excellence in teaching and learning."
- Ghadah Alshuwaiyer, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences, IU Kokomo
"Teaching is a skill that can always be improved. If you are making any effort at all, you will get better. Every time I discuss teaching with colleagues, I feel inspired. The TSS modules are interactive, captivating, and manageable. Like all the best teaching experiences I’ve had, I felt like I learned a ton as I facilitated my campus cohort’s discussions of this material. I was not an expert at all before beginning the institute. Perusing the modules myself and then discussing them with my group was time well spent."
- Jeffrey Luppes; Chair and Associate Professor of German, World Languages Studies Department, IU South Bend
"TSS has allowed me to find other instructors as passionate as I am about continuing to learn new teaching techniques, improve upon our current ones, and share our experiences. It has led to me refining some classes through research-backed techniques, as well as enable me to align this work with what I do in Quality Matters."
- Lamia Scherzinger, Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology, IUPUI
To enroll in the TSS modules, visit https://expand.iu.edu/courses/teaching-for-student-success-an-evidence-based-approach.
If you are interested learning more about the spring cohorts, please contact the faculty fellow on your campus listed below:
David Smiley, IU Bloomington
Rebekah Dement, IU Southeast