Call for Submissions: Center for Teaching Excellence 30th Anniversary Volume

Posted on 1/21/2020 9:29:59 AM

It is the 30th anniversary of the Center for Teaching Excellence at IUP! For three decades, the CTE has encouraged faculty to share “Good Talk About Good Teaching,” generally over good food! To celebrate our history we are putting together a 30th Anniversary Volume that will benefit colleagues in the future and we need your help!  

Please submit a teaching tip that helps you teach better, a hack that makes you more effective or efficient or otherwise supports your academic productivity, or a favorite recipe that helps you get through the year. 

Your submission can be a few lines or a few pages. We want to include your best practices and best recipes in 30th anniversary volume to be published in April 2020.  

Submissions are due by March 1, 2020 in Microsoft Word format. Send to CTE-anniversary@iup.edu   

If you have questions, please contact Theresa McDevitt at mcdevitt@iup.edu.

Consider using the following outline, but also feel free to use your own format:

Title: A catchy name for teaching or academic life-supporting recipe, hack, or tip

Introduction: Explain a little background to pique interest in this book entry which explains how your recipe, hack, or tip relates to teaching or the academic life. For example: does your teaching tip help you build community in your classes, online or face-to-face? Does your hack make grading easier for you and clearer to your students? Does your healthy recipe help get you through the busy mid-semester crunch, fuel up for the beginning of the semester, or celebrate the end-of-your semester? Does the snack recipe or idea get students talking? Do the foods that you keep in your office keep you going during those long teaching days? If so, please let us know about it.

Time of the Year: If applicable, relate your entry to the time of the academic year, such as preparing for classes, beginning the semester, midterms, finals, or post-semester reflection.

Ingredients/Materials needed, if applicable. ​

Step-by-step teaching directions/cooking instructions: Instruction in as much detail as you wish to provide. Shorter entries are welcome.

Group Size: Size of group it serves or works best with

Who you are with any CTE/Relective Practice connections that you would like to mention: Your name, department, experience with the CTE and/or RP, and contact information, including current email.

Attachments: Photographs or handouts that illustrate or explain submissions.

Special memory about the dish, teaching experience, or efficiency tip: As related to teaching and the CTE/RP.