Center for Teaching Excellence
Welcome to the Center for Teaching Excellence, which provides full-time and adjunct faculty members at Anna Maria College with increased and ongoing interaction focused on teaching and learning. The Center offers faculty development and training, quality control for courses, and mentoring and continued professional development. A steering committee advises the Center to ensure a high degree of investment and campus-wide collaboration. Committee members include the vice president for academic affairs, division chairs, and representatives of the graduate council, academic advising and first-year experience, information technology, the library, the learning center, and the faculty development committee. The Center was established in 2008 through a funding award from the Davis Educational Foundation.
Our mission: Anna Maria College values reflective practices that result in systematic assessment, quality improvement, and openness to growth. The Center for Teaching Excellence will serve to recognize, develop, implement, and evaluate innovative and effective teaching and learning strategies that foster student engagement.
Enjoy reviewing the available resources, and let us know how we can help you.
Christine Holmes, Ed.D., Director
Carolyn Allard, Project Coordinator
Janet Gemborys, Administrative Coordinator
The center hosts events each semester for adjunct faculty and sponsors adjunct mentor representatives through its Peer Consultant/Mentor Program.
A relaxed coffee-break gathering gives faculty a chance to connect with one another and discuss shared topics of concern.
Center ANGEL Shell
The Center maintains a shell on ANGEL, Anna Maria College's course management system. The shell is open to all full-time and adjunct faculty, and we invite you to browse the Lessons section for a list of resources on such topics as teaching tools, scholarship, and assessment, as well as the Center's Mentor Memos and newsletters. The shell can also be used as a discussion forum or as a repository for comments and feedback.
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Go to http://annamaria.learntoday.info
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For full-time faculty:
For adjunct faculty:
Because you'll be logging in under these "generic" usernames, please do not forget to sign your name to your posts.
ANGEL training is available on a one-on-one basis, facilitated by Liz Manos. If you would like to schedule a refresher session, or if you're new to ANGEL, please contact Liz directly at email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
The Center offers faculty a variety of opportunities and resources to help with their professional development needs:
- Action research project
- Faculty development self-assessment
- Faculty learning community
- Faculty resources
- Midterm course assessment
- Open classroom
- Peer consulting/mentoring program
- Professional development grants
The Center maintains a library of publications, CDs, and DVDs containing titles of interest to professional educators. The collection is housed in the AMC library, and faculty members are invited to borrow these materials.
Click here for an annotated list of titles
Discussion Sessions are hour-long brown-bag lunch sessions initiated by a faculty member or other members of the AMC community.
Faculty Academic Symposium
The Center hosts an annual event to recognize, celebrate, and reward faculty teaching excellence, research, and performance.
Through the AMC library, the Center maintains a LibGuide featuring Center news, quick links, and professional development resources on the following topics:
- Academic writing
- Action research
- Avoiding plagiarism
- Copyright law
- Peer consulting/mentoring
- Professional development instructional materials
- Technology in the classroom
The Center offers individual consultation on teaching and curriculum vitae preparation, as well as editorial support for papers, book reviews, articles, book chapters, and dissertations.
New Faculty Orientation
The Center provides new faculty with an annual first-year orientation to AMC and connection with a faculty mentor.
The Center's newsletter, The Center Exchange, is published twice each semester.
Read archived copies here:
Workshops with in-house or invited experts are offered as professional development opportunities.
Center for Teaching Excellence
Trinity Hall, Room 130D
Available by Appointment