Quest for Quality Exemplary Faculty Practices
The nomination of exemplary faculty practices in teacher preparation is an opportunity to highlight quality in faculty innovation and creativity. This initiative is designed to highlight what is done well by identifying exemplary teacher preparation practices in schools of education and arts and sciences in Texas universities. Faculty are invited to submit artifacts with commentary to illustrate exemplary faculty practices they have designed that prepare teachers to excel.
The 2019 Exemplary Faculty Practice: Dr. Tasha Vice of Texas A&M University-San Antonio presents a series of four authentic, engagement activities for her students in literacy which inspire them (a) to think about practices outside of the classroom; and (b) to encourage them to think about global connections to teaching. These four activities include (1) an event series that focuses on Voices in Literacy in 2018; (2) a Family Literacy Night which allows students to plan for a variety of cultures, socioeconomic background, and languages; (3) a Great Ideas for Teachers Night which challenges the students to create 12-minute professional development activities to address a challenge and is open to both pre-service and inservice teachers; and (4) Project Transformation which includes an experiential activity, an analysis of a child's reading ability, a reflection on the experience, and a summary of their findings in the activity.
The 2018 Exemplary Faculty Practice: The University of North Texas’ Project SUCCESS, Dr. Rossana Boyd, Principal Investigator and Project Director.
The 2016 Exemplary Faculty Practice: Texas Christian University's Andrews Institute of Mathematics & Science Education, Dr. Molly Weinburgh, Director.
The 2015 Exemplary Faculty Practice: Baylor University’s Empowering Pre-Service Teacher Candidates to Use Instructional Technology to Engage, Assess, and Differentiate Instruction for Diverse Student Populations, Dr. Leanne Howell. (Please click on links for Project Narrative )