ICbG: reflecting and planning

ICbGers,

I hope that you are all enjoying your summer activities, whether you are working, traveling or just relaxing at home!

Looking Forward

As you begin to turn to thinking about teaching in the fall, please consider joining the ICbG mentor group. This group gets together to plan workshops, work on research/writing projects related to teaching and of course to socialize. The ICbG model is based on creating a community that provides ongoing support for teaching and learning. Those of us who have had the privilege of being in this group will tell you that is one of the most valuable professional development activities we have experienced. Not only will you benefit from ongoing support and feedback, many opportunities for conferences and papers have emerged through our conversations.

What do you need to do to join this group? Nothing! When we meet or have discussions via email, I’ll include your email addresses. All you need to do is pipe up or show up to the meetings. If you don’t wish to receive these emails, just let me know and I’ll take you off the group.

Reflecting
Now that you’ve had some time to recover from spring semester, I’d like to ask you to take a few moments to reflect on your experience in the ICbG workshops over the past academic year. Your thoughts are very useful as we assess and revise the workshops for a new group in the fall, so please let us know what you thought was valuable and what you thought ought to be changed. Additionally, we are interested in knowing how your experience with the Innovative Course-building Group has impacted (or will impact) your teaching and your students’ learning.

To provide your comments, please complete this short survey: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dDBsNmdYUDU1X05QcEtQV01iTl9FUmc6MQ#gid=0

For those of you who couldn’t attend our final social session, please be sure to complete the second have of the survey. For those of you who were there, feel free to complete the second section if you have new insights to add.

Happy Summer!

The ICbG Mentor Team

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About Dr. J. Metzker

I believe in the power of a liberal education to transform individuals and society. I am currently the Executive Director of the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence. Formerly, I led a community engagement initiative and held a full professorship in chemistry at a public liberal arts university. I am a proud product of The Evergreen State College.
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