Managing a classroom is more than just being an expert in your field of study. Whether you are a tenured faculty or a new instructor, this certificate program will assist you in:
- Understanding today’s student and how to structure your class to foster a sense of belonging
- Developing proactive and reactive strategies for handling academic misconduct
- Practicing how to avoid and address classroom conflicts
- Attend four primary sessions
- Complete two elective sessions
Participants will have 3 academic semesters (not including summer semesters) to complete the certificate.
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Clearly articulating classroom expectations helps to set the foundation for a mutually
beneficial course. Research shows that persistence and retention is connected to student's
sense of belonging. Furthermore, students who engage in quality interactions with
faculty are retained at a higher rate (Astin 1977, 1993).
As a faculty member, it is important to assist in developing this sense of belonging and aid in students persistence and retention. This session will cover pedagogical strategies and ways to negotiate positive norms within your classroom to assist you in developing a meaningful academic environment. Register
Creating an environment of integrity within the classroom truly takes a village. Faculty, administrators, and students all play a role in maintaining an ethical campus community. This workshop will explore preventative tools to address classroom roadblocks. Register
In this session we will discuss the academic misconduct trends we are seeing online and in person with our students. Additionally, we will discuss how to identify and address these common violations while maintaining a productive instructor/student relationship. Register
Engaging in conflict is challenging whether you are an experienced instructor or new to your role. A likely strategy is to ignore the behavior due to our own discomfort, concern over retaliation or fear that our intervention may cause more harm or disruption. Through case study examples this workshop will explore Gerald Amada's research from Coping with Misconduct in the College Classroom and provide participants with tangible strategies to disruptive behavior in a confident and fair manner. Register
Open access to research and data allows research results to be freely shared among scholars and students with few restrictions. In this session, we’ll discuss the basics of open access and open data. You’ll learn how to teach your students to confidently locate, evaluate, and use open access research and data. Register
Participants will learn how the University defines as hazing (STAF 3.05), how to recognize the signs of hazing, how to report hazing at UofSC, and the critical role faculty/staff/TAs play in keeping our campus a safe environment. Register
Whether you have specific questions or want to learn more about what the Libraries can provide to you as an instructor, this workshop will focus on what tools and resources are available to support teaching. From course materials to customizable and collaborative services, come find out how we can best help you! Register