Professional and Career Development

Links to resources for course development, CUTLA services, professional development, and tips on teaching.


Consultation Services

Individual faculty can request a consultation with the Director of CUTLA to discuss questions about teaching or other professional issues. Individual consultations can be as informal as an email or a phone conversation or as formal as a classroom observation with a follow-up discussion. Topics might include a review of course materials, discussion of student behavior or other classroom issues, assessment of student learning, or development of research on teaching. All individual consultations are strictly confidential.
Consultation Services

MyUWF

This is the new portal to a variety of services and processes used by faculty and staff. Click on the link to MyUWF at the top right of any UWF web page to access the login window for MyUWF. You will find links to ClassMate (rosters of students in you classes), eLearning (access to the course management system), Gmail for Faculty & Staff, and a variety of other online services and functions.
MyUWF

Rubric Development

This page describes what a rubric is, how to create a rubric, and how to use a rubric to improve efficiency and reliability when grading student work. The page includes a template for drafting your own rubric and a collection of rubrics for specific assignments that you can use or modify to meet your needs.
Rubric Development (CUTLA)

Syllabus Construction

This page identifies all of the elements that should be included on a UWF course syllabus. You will also find recommendations for syllabus components that are best practices for promoting student learning. The page includes a sample syllabus, text for paragraphs that describe university policies that should be included on every syllabus (you have permission to copy theses sections in your syllabus), and a rubric for self-evaluation of your syllabus.
Syllabus Construction

Teaching Partners

Teaching Partners is a peer mentoring program designed to promote excellence in teaching. Faculty peer mentors meet periodically to share teaching practices. A centerpiece of the program is classroom peer observations. Teaching Partners participants attend a workshop to learn procedures for planning a classroom observation and providing useful formative feedback to a peer. This page provides information about the program and tells you how to join the Teaching Partners group. 
Teaching Partners

Teaching Tips and Topical Archive

Tips for student engagement are weekly email messages that describe an instructional strategy that faculty might find helpful in promoting active learning and student engagement. The tips are based on the scholarly literature on teaching and suggestions from faculty who have successfully used the strategy in their teaching. past tips are archived on the Teaching Tips Topical Archive page on the CUTLA web site.

Once you have an official UWF email address, you will begin receiving these teaching tips. Anyone can be subscribed to the teaching tips email distribution list by contacting Lori Glaze at lglaze@uwf.edu and sending your off-campus e-mail address.
Spring 2014 Teaching Tips

Tenure and Promotion 

This page links to and provides guidelines and recommendations to help faculty through the UWF tenure and promotion process.
Tenure and Promotion

Turnitin

The Turnitin software enables instructors to compare electronic files of student papers with a large data base of papers. Turnitin reports identify text strings in student papers that match text in the data base and provides links to the work in the data base for direct comparison. Faculty can request an account by contacting Lori Glaze (473-7435) or lglaze@uwf.edu.
Turnitin

Updated: 07/08/14  tjf

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