Pedagogical Development

CERTIFICATION

2012. Advanced Graduate Teaching Certificate – CIE, Purdue University

2011. Graduate Teaching Certificate – CIE, Purdue University

AWARDS

2014. Committee for the Education of Teaching Assistants Excellence in Teaching Award, Purdue University

2013. Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award – Sociology Department, Purdue University

TRAINING
Sociology:

2007 SPR – Teaching Sociology – SOC 610 (3 Credit Hour Course)

Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE) Training:*

2006 TAO – Full Day Graduate Teaching Orientation Session

  1. Top Ten Mistakes Teachers Make
  2. Managing Writing as a Learning Tool in Almost Any Subject
  3. You Call This a Syllabus?
  4. Clever Ways to Get Feedback to Improve Your Teaching
  5. Creating the Engaged Classroom: Discussion Techniques
  6. Tools and Techniques for Constructing Tests
  7. Creating Teaching Philosophies and Portfolios
  8. Why Didn’t I get an A? Using Subjective Tests and Assigning Grades
  9. How to use Hotseat
  10. Are Your Students Cheating? Identification, Prevention and Response
  11. Creating Informed Problem Solvers– 4 hour working session
  12. Student-Teacher Relationships: Building Rapport With Your Students
  13. The Nuts & Bolts of Setting Rules For Your Course
  14. Designing a Course From Scratch Part 1
  15. Designing a Course From Scratch Part 2
  16. Clever Ways to Get Feedback to Improve Your Teaching
  17. How To Avoid Giving a Bad Presentation
  18. Creating an e-Portfolio
  19. Basics of Service Learning
  20. Integrating Clickers into your Everyday Teaching
  21. What do Teachers and Sales people Have in Common?
  22. Micro-Teaching Recording
  23. Micro-Teaching Playbacks

*Presented in the order that I took the training sessions.

WORKSHOP DEVELOPMENT

2011. Graduate TA for the Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE), responsible for instructional development, workshop facilitation and training, Purdue University.

Graduate Teaching Orientation – Micro-Teaching Workshop Co-facilitator, Fall 2013

Graduate Teaching Orientation – Co-facilitator, Fall 2012 – Purdue University

Workshop – Lead Facilitator, Fall 2011 – Purdue University
“Integrating Clickers into your Everyday Teaching”

Workshop – Co-facilitator, Fall 2011 – Purdue University
“Are Your Students Cheating? Identification, Prevention and Response”

Graduate Teaching Orientation – Co-facilitator, Fall 2011 – Purdue University

In Class Assessment – Conducted 14 in class SGIDs (8 of which were solo SGIDs), Fall 2011 – Purdue University

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

Designed course curriculum for:

• CJ 327 – Criminology (traditional & hybrid)
• CJ 330 – Research Methods in Criminal Justice (traditional & hybrid)
• CJ 350 – American Jails and Prisons (traditional)
• CJ 360 – The Criminal Life-Course (traditional)
• CJ 389 – Criminal Justice Internship (student & community adviser)
• CJ 420 – Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice (traditional & online)
• CJ 424 – Criminal Justice & Social Policy (seminar)
• CJ 450 – Criminal Justice & Global Engagement (study abroad)
• CJ 479 – Criminal Justice Senior Capstone (hybrid)
• Soc 100 – Introductory Sociology (traditional & online)
• Soc 200 – Social Problems (traditional & online)
• Soc 324 – Criminology (traditional)
• Soc 328 – Criminal Justice (traditional & online)
• Soc 340 – Social Psychology (traditional)
Shared lesson plans, major assignments, course syllabi and schedule with other instructors of these courses

GRADUATE PEER MENTOR

• Held weekly meetings with graduate students teaching sociology courses to help them improve teaching.
• Reviewed lesson plans and weekly teaching materials and offered feedback
• Observed graduate teaching assistants in their classrooms and provided feedback, offered strategies for improvement