Best Practices for the Teaching Section of the Dossier

The Center for Teaching Excellence presents a Seminar by Ellen Yezierski

Writing about teaching and learning with clarity and precision can be a challenging task for faculty. This session focuses on strategies to effectively address the guidelines for the teaching section of the dossier, including the presentation of multiple indicators of teaching effectiveness, key elements of reflective statements, and communicating with non-specialists in your discipline. Division-specific guidance collected from our Associate Deans will also be shared.

Dr. Ellen Yezierski, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Professor of Chemistry, networks with faculty and programs across campus to fulfill the Center’s mission and support student learning through faculty development and innovation in teaching. She was recognized with a 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award and has taught large undergraduate and graduate courses at Miami. Dr. Yezierski has a vigorous research program with graduate and undergraduate students. Her research group focuses on improving conceptual understanding of chemistry by examining and influencing the dynamics of teaching and teacher change. Dr. Yezierski is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Chair of the Board of Publication for the ACS Division of Chemical Education, Chair of the 2021 Gordon Research Conference on Chemistry Education Research and Practice, member of the ACS's Society Committee on Education and ACS Hach Board, and an active reviewer on multiple editorial boards.

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