Inside the Studio

“Inside the Studio” is a peer-based faculty development program designed to achieve three goals:

1. Improve faculty teaching.

2. Prompt discussion of academic subject matter taught in classes across the curriculum.

3. Promote the creation of integrative courses called for in the University’s new Common Academic Program.

Inspired by James Lipton’s television show “Inside the Actor’s Studio,” with this program faculty from across the curriculum will be invited to attend a demonstration class taught in the LTC Studio by a faculty member who has been recognized as an outstanding instructor.  The demonstration class will center on a topic of general academic interest drawn from the presenter’s field of study or academic interests.  Following the demonstration class, a member of the Faculty Development Committee will lead a discussion of the presenter’s teaching strategies, the topic the presenter addressed, and possible connections between that topic and subjects the faculty teach in their own classes.

Thus, Inside the Studio offers attending faculty the following benefits:

1. Observe, experience, and discuss the teaching practices of highlysuccessful colleagues.

2. Expand the faculty’s understanding of the material taught in the demonstration class.

3. Generate ideas for CAP-related integrative courses.

Up to twenty-four faculty can attend each demonstration class (the seating capacity of the LTC Studio).

Videos of Inside the Studio Sessions

Susan Gardstrom, Department of Music

Topic: Listen, Create, Perform, Express: Music Therapy Methods Date: 27 March 2012

Irene Dickey, Department of Managing and Marketing

Topic: Impact of Social Media on Society and Business Marketing Date: 21 February 2012

David Wright, Biology Department

Topic: Modern Biology: Connections and Innovations Across the Disciplines Date: 21 January 2012

Margie Pinnell, Assistant Dean, School of Engineering

Topic: Introduction to the Design Process Date: 22 November 2011

Molly Schaller, Department of Counselor Education and Human Services

Topic: Using layered group discussions to examine the epistemological development of college students Date: 27 October 2011

Stephen Wilhoit, Department of English

Topic: How to read like a writer Part 1 Date: 22 September 2011

Stephen Wilhoit, Department of English

Topic: How to read like a writer Part 2 Date: 22 September 2011