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Evidence-Based Teaching Group to meet on Sept. 4

The Evidence-Based Teaching Group (EBTG) will meet on Tuesday, September 4 to discuss “Applying Type-A Tendencies to Teaching: Tips to Coordinate the Chaos and Support Student Success.” The meeting will be held from 11 a.m. to noon in SMHS room W201. You are invited to attend!

Research continues to show that practices such as active learning, project-based or case-based learning, formative feedback opportunities, and personalized educational experiences are beneficial to students. Engagement, retention, transfer of knowledge, and positive outcomes are often increased in comparison with traditional course formats. Studies have shown that these benefits are further bolstered when students feel that their professor knows them, cares about their progress, and regards the class and topics as important. But where can faculty find the time to deliver rich content, interact, provide feedback, evaluate, and develop meaningful relationships with students? Day-to-day scheduling constraints and responsibilities related to and beyond teaching make it difficult to find dedicated time to engage. Plus, time zones and technology present as additional obstacles to effective and efficient online instruction.

This session will apply organizational and resource management methods to the “madness.” Tips and tools designed to support intentional, meaningful, timely, and personalized interactions with students will be discussed. Furthermore, strategies and tools designed to help faculty efficiently manage the evaluation of authentic learning activities, close the feedback loop, and cultivate rewarding instructor-student relationships will be explored.

The session will be led by Adrienne Salentiny, PhD, Education Resources.

The EBTG hosts events based on topics determined by the expressed interests of its members. The EBTG meets the first Tuesday of every month in rooms W201 or W202 and meetings are free and open to anyone—no RSVP needed! Past topics include assessment, online learning, precepting, active learning, simulation, ADA compliance, and educational scholarship. Many of the past events can be streamed from our website. If you are interested in anything related to evidence-based teaching, join us! If you have any questions, would like more information, or would like to suggest (or lead!) a future meeting topic, please contact Adrienne Salentiny at