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Certificates and Badges

Overview

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It takes time and commitment to continuously enhance one’s instructional expertise – an effort that contributes to our students’ success. The Center for Teaching Excellence recognizes that faculty do much more than warm a seat when they participate in our professional development programs. We have created badge and certificate opportunities to help faculty document their commitment and showcase the application of  research-based pedagogies in their classroom. 

Certificates

Certificates are awarded to faculty and graduate students who, through attending a series of professional development events, grow their knowledge of effective, research-based pedagogical approaches that support student learning, develop instructional materials for their teaching context, gather data on their teaching practice, and document teaching effectiveness and professional growth. Faculty and graduate students earning a certificate invest 20+ hours into their professional development.  


Badges

Badges are awarded to faculty and graduate students who, through attending a series of professional development events, learn about effective, research-based teaching practices and reflect on the implementation of these ideas and strategies into their teaching. 

Teaching Badges are offered in three tracks:

Evidence-Based Teaching
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Learning Outcomes

 

  • Identify evidence-based teaching strategies for student engagement and learning success
  • Select & implement appropriate strategies for your teaching context
  • Assess effectiveness of teaching strategies in achieving learning outcomes
Teaching with Technology
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Learning Outcomes

 

  • Identify instructional technologies to enhance instruction
  • Evaluate technology usefulness in achieving course learning outcomes
  • Implement technologies responsibly and meaningfully
Folio Foundations and Integrations
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Learning Outcomes :

 

  • Identify Folio tools to enhance instruction
  • Evaluate usefulness of Folio tools in achieving course learning outcomes
  • Implement Folio and/or Integrated technologies to achieve learning outcomes

*Each semester we offer a range of different workshops in each track. 

To earn a badge, complete the following steps:

  1. Select and attend 4 different workshops in a track (4 contact hours).
  2. At the end of each workshop session, complete and submit an action plan. The action plan allows you to reflect on your take-away from the workshop and set specific goals you wish to accomplish based on your learning. Action plans are distributed at the end of each workshop, or you can submit the action plan online.*
  3. After completing steps one and two for each of the four workshops, submit a capstone reflection to reflect on instructional changes, their implementation, and effectiveness. Reflections will be assessed for credit with a standardized rubric. To earn the badge, be sure that your reflection meets the rubric guidelines.

You can earn a badge at three levels.

To level up a badge, repeat the above process in the same track.

Proficiency
4 workshopsExample (Evidence Based Teaching Track):

 

  • Attend Course Reflection + Submit Action Plan
  • Attend Student Learning Outcomes + Submit Action Plan
  • Attend Performance-Based Assessments and Rubrics + Submit Action Plan
  • Attend Motivating and Retaining Student Learning Gains + Submit Action Plan
  • Submit a Capstone Reflection for Assessment
Mastery
Proficiency Badge
+ 4 workshops
Example (Evidence Based Teaching Track):

 

  • Earn Evidence Based Teaching Proficiency Badge
  • Attend Fostering Self-Motivated Learners + Submit Action Plan
  • Attend Getting Started with Service-Learning + Submit Action Plan
  • Attend Objective Exams + Submit Action Plan
  • Attend Diversity and Inclusion Panel + Submit Action Plan
  • Submit a Capstone Reflection for Assessment + Submit Action Plan
Expertise
Mastery Badge
+ 4 workshops
 Example (Evidence Based Teaching Track):

 

  • Earn Evidence Based Teaching Mastery Badge
  • Attend Book Study Session 1 + Submit Action Plan
  • Attend Book Study Session 2 + Submit Action Plan
  • Attend Book Study Session 3 + Submit Action Plan
  • Attend Book Study Session 4 + Submit Action Plan
  • Submit a Capstone Reflection for Assessment

*Please note that action plans expire one year after submission. This gives you one year from the submission of your first action plan to complete a badge.

Last updated: 11/12/2019