P.R.O.F. Center provides Professional Development opportunities for TAMIU faculty. Many of these, in collaboration with other University areas and partnerships, are free to faculty, but registration is required.

How & Where to Publish (Friday, November 13, 2020 at noon)

Drs. Tobin and Kilburn will discuss how faculty should select an academic journal to maximize their chances of promotion and tenure. they will review how the Scimago Journal Ranking web site can be a powerful tool in deciding how to disseminate your research. Dr. Tobin will also share his insights into what promotion and tenure committees' value as significant scholarship. While this workshop targets junior faculty, all students and faculty are welcome.

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why do we need it, and how do I do it? (Friday, November 13, 2020 at 2 p.m.)

 Dr. David Allen will focus on two types of assessment: classroom assessment and program assessment. Topics of discussion include: the psychology of student assessment, the components of a test item, what to include (and often more importantly, what no to include) in test items, distractor development, creating parallel options, difficulty versus cognitive complexity, and a host of other practices and concerns associated with the valid assessment of student learning. Program assessment discussion will include: an overview of the assessment cycle, Program Learning Objective (PLO) development, course mapping, PLO assessment, and using assessment results. 

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Strategies for Publication (Friday, February 12, 2021 at 2 P.M.)

All members of the professoriate are familiar with the phrase. "publish or perish". Our panel of scholars will share strategies that have brought them success in this area. While the session will be virtual, we expect a lively and profitable discussion. Join us!

Speakers: Drs. Tonya Huber, Kameron Jorgensen, and Brett Nickerson. 

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Promotion and Tenure Dossiers (Friday, April 2, 2021 at 2 P.M.)

What goes into these, and what makes them effective? And, how do I use the AEFIS system to get them where I need them to go? 

Speakers: Dr. Francis Bernat and Caitlyn Meehan of AEFIS

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 Facilitating Large Graduate Classes (Friday, April 16, 2021 at 2 P.M.)

One of the largest influences on adult student satisfaction and success in online courses is a faculty member's regular and substantive interactions with the students. This session will discuss best practices for facilitation, provide strategies for facilitating large graduate courses in the online environment, and introduce the role of the Academic Coach. 

Speakers: Dr. Jennifer Coronado and Torie Wynn, Learning Content and Technology Manager from AP 

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