Teaching Effectiveness Program and Committee


Dr. Holly Bendorf and student
  1. Provide a collaborative and supportive environment for faculty interested in promoting quality teaching in undergraduate classrooms. This recognizes diversity in and acceptance of various teaching styles, and acknowledges that a supportive environment is one in which faculty are comfortable with experimentation in terms of teaching methods and are free to share failures as well as successes.
  2. Develop and implement a series of formal teaching initiatives such as workshops on campus led by nationally recognized educators; attendance and presentations by Lycoming faculty at nationally recognized conferences on teaching; informal workshops and gatherings on campus in which Lycoming faculty share teaching initiatives; and the sharing of information about teaching through channels such as a newsletter, a Web site, a collection of teaching literature, etc.

Spring 2015 Schedule

  • Tuesday, February 17—Write Away: Ways to Kickstart Writing from Your Desk to Your Class (WAC / TE event) session with Gary Hafer and Mary Broussard. 
  • Thursday, March 5— Educating for Struggle: On Diversity and Social Justice (Created Equal / TE event) session with Rhonda Williams of Case Western University
  • Tuesday, March 17 —  Lycoming Innovations in Teaching with Technology (LITT / TE event) with Kim Eke of the 
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Tuesday, March 24 — Teaching Award Recipients, Mel Zimmerman and Mary Morrison, Speak
  • Thursday, April 2 — First Year Seminar: Panel on Research / Information  Literacy Event with Melissa Correll, Alison Gregory, Steve Johnson, Robin Knauth, and Susan Ross
  • Tuesday, April 7— First Year Seminar: Panel on Oral Communication Event with Mary Broussard, Todd Preston, and Jeremy Ramsey 
  • Thursday, April 16 — First Year Seminar: Panel on Writing Event with Sascha Feinstein, Ed Gabriel, Chris Jackson, Chris Pearl, and Shanna Wheeler

Unless otherwise noted, events will be from noon to 12:50 p.m. in the Jane Schultz Room in the Wertz Student Center.

Other Teaching Effectiveness Links

Questions? Please contact Charles H. Mahler, assistant dean for Teaching Effectiveness.