2015 Focus - Flipping the Classroom
The inaugural cohort of the CTL Fellows for Innovative Teaching focused on "Flipping the Classroom". The activities for this program began in December 2014 and concluded in December 2015. Goals, Program Activities and Attributes, and other details can be found below. For an introduction to “Flipping the Classroom,” see http://www.ctl.uga.edu/flipping-the-classroom.
The goals of the 2015 CTL Fellows for Innovative Teaching included the following:
- To provide faculty who teach challenging and/or high-demand courses with support and collaboration to institute robust “flipped” pedagogical approaches in their courses;
- To provide faculty with opportunities for the sharing of ideas with other dedicated, highly-motivated, and innovative teachers from a variety of disciplines who have similar interests and who face similar teaching challenges;
- To provide funding for a “flipped” instructional project designed to strengthen courses and teaching methods in each participant's academic department;
- To further integrate what research tells us about how people learn into key courses at the University; and
- To reinforce an instructional environment that honors and recognizes dedicated teaching scholars and promotes a learning-community spirit on a large campus.
The following activities comprise the program:
- The fellows met as a cohort once a month throughout the calendar year in a large group workshop setting. Meetings were conducted as a combination of round table discussions and workshop activities and included outside speakers. Core topics included pre-class activities and delivery methods, motivating students to engage before class, and active learning approaches during class time. Dee Fink's Creating Significant Learning Experiences was used as a workshop textbook. To accommodate schedules of such a large group, each of these monthly meetings was offered twice.
- Once a month, each fellow met with members of the CTL faculty individually to address flipping questions that were unique to his/her context.
- Beyond cohort activities, participants collaborated with CTL leadership to develop a fully realized flipped instructional model. All aspects of course design and development were supported, including integrated course design, active learning pedagogy, learning technologies, learning spaces, student assessment, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
- The CTL hosted optional drop-in sessions focusing on technology tools to support flipping the classroom.
- The CTL hosted a Maymester Institute on May 19-22 (8:30 a.m. to noon each day) to focus on course design, planning, and development in advance of the fall 2015 semester.
- Each participant received $2,000 to support his/her “flipped classroom” development project.
2015 CTL Fellows for Innovative Teaching
Norris Armstrong, Genetics
Nicholas Berente, Management Information Systems (co-participant with Mark Huber)
Charles Byrd, Germanic and Slavic Studies
Joel Caughran, Chemistry
Kara A. Dyckman, Psychology
Janet Frick, Psychology
Connie Marie Frigo, Music
April K. Galyardt, Educational Psychology
Andreas Handel, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Mark Huber, Management Information Systems (co-participant with Nicholas Berente)
Rodney Mauricio, Genetics
Cory Momany, Pharmacy
Julie M. Moore, Infectious Diseases
Patricia Moore, Entomology
Diann Moorman, FHCE
Michele A Monteil, GRU-UGA Medical Partnership
Gregg Thomas Nagle, Cellular Biology
Maria Navarro, Agriculture Leadership (ALEC)
Siddharth Savadatti, Engineering
Scott A. Shamp, New Media Institute / Journalism
Ajay Sharma, Veterinary Biosciences
Bjorn F. Stillon Southard, Communication Studies
Martina Sumner, Chemistry
Kacy Welsh, Psychology
Anne Marie Zimeri, Environmental Health