Executive Committee News (Sep 14, 2021)

This week (09.14.2021), the Teaching Academy Executive Committee met and discussed:

  • Drafting a proposal to more broadly share out evidence-based teaching practices couched in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).
  • Welcoming a new Future Faculty Partner (FFP) Executive Committee co-chair — Andrew McWard.
  • Welcoming a new FFP — Brianna Meyer — to join the Executive Committee.

    (Note: there are still two seats open on the Executive Committee, so if you are or know of an Academy member who would like to actively help shape the work of the Teaching Academy, please contact our co-chairs: Sue Wenker (wenker@pt.wisc.edu), Catalina Toma (ctoma@wisc.edu), or Andrew McWard (amcward@wisc.edu).

  • Creating new orientation processes to familiarize new Executive Committee members.
  • Welcoming six new Teaching Academy members — campus educators who have been recognized for excellence in Teaching & Learning:
    • FFP – MaryGrace Erickson
    • FFP – Josephine “Josie” Mitchell
    • FFP – Yunhan Shin
    • FFP – Vipulya Chari
    • Fellow – Kevin Wyne
    • Fellow – Wendy Halm
  • Planning of the October 1st 2021 Fall Retreat on  Ableism, Disability, and Inclusive Practices that you should attend!

Tip: Hosting hybrid meetings? Here’s a here’s a good Twitter thread about hosting successful hybrid meetings: https://twitter.com/Jenae_Cohn/status/1430257801071263744. Three standout tips:

  • #2: If you are leading the convo, do not say that online participants are “people who are not here.” They ARE here; their bodies are just not in the room. Simply refer to your online participants as online participants. And acknowledge their presence right off the bat.
  • #3: Ask online and on-site participants to state their name before they start speaking. That way, everyone knows who is speaking when. This is a good accessibility practice anyway, especially if you have an ASL interpreter in the room who is trying to capture the convo

  • #4: Explain at the start how you’ll include everyone. What will that look like? That means suggesting the on-site participants have a device to log into the video conferencing platform with you. Think of the online space as the shared space, NOT the on-site space.