“What Faculty Members Need to know about retention” Discussion
In-service session by Professors Terance Espinoza & Ellie Gates in which we discuss Jerry Pattengale’s 2010 white paper from Magna, “What Faculty Members Need to Know about Retention.” The following links are to various resources that helped inform our discussion and brainstorming session regarding retention in higher education.
- Jerry Pattengale, “What Faculty Members Need to Know about Retention” Magna. 2010.
- 2020 US Census Data on Attainment of Bachelor’s Degree – “32.1% of Americans 25 and older have attained a bachelor’s degree or higher.”
- Jaison R. Abel and Richard Deitz, “Agglomeration and Job Matching among College Graduates” Federal Reserve Bank of New York. December 2014. – “27% of undergraduate degree holders are working in a job that is directly related to their college major.”
- Paul Fain, “Philosophy Degrees and Sales Jobs” InsideHigherEd. August 2, 2019. – On the relationship between majors and careers.
- Clare Coffey, Rob Sentz, Yustina Saleh. “Degrees at Work: Examining the Serendipitous Outcomes of Diverse Degrees” Emsi. August 2019. – On the relationship between majors and degrees.
- College Navigator at the National Center for Education Statistics – For retention rates, graduate rates, and a wide variety of other data on various universities.
- College Results Online by The Education Trust – For retention rates, graduate rates, and a wide variety of other data on various universities.
- Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes. United States Census Bureau. – “An experimental data product from the US Census Bureau containing earnings outcomes and employment flows for recent graduates of partner colleges and universities.”
Lessons and Strategies for Educators on how to thrive in a redefined
Panel presentation by Professors Terance Espinoza, Shelly Zaldivar, and Randall Duncan for Fall 2021 Faculty In-service at Southwestern Assemblies of God University. The slides are for the virtual part of the presentation. It laid the groundwork for a workshop session on the second day.
Justin Jaffe, “The best gear for online classes or meetings in 2021: Webcams, lights, mics, tripods and more.” c|net 2 Jan 2021. Online: https://www.cnet.com/tech/computing/best-webcam-and-gear-for-online-meetings/
Good lighting is also a simple way to elevate your videos. Try a basic three-point light scheme.
Peter Lane Taylor, “Five Simple Hacks to Shoot Your Next Zoom Call Like a Hollywood Cinematographer.” Forbes 6 May 2020. Online: https://www.forbes.com/sites/petertaylor/2020/05/06/five-simple-hacks-to-shoot-your-next-zoom-call-like-a-professional-cinematographer
For what is is worth, I use a Logitech C920 webcam, a Yeti Blue microphone with a wind filter, and an inexpensive Aduro ring light. I record class lectures on Panopto, and YouTube videos on OBS Studio.
navigating student isolation & Quarantine during the pandemic
Presentation by Dr. Terance Espinoza on best practices for supporting students who are in isolation or quarantine during the SARS-Cov-2 pandemic. Delivered at the Spring 2021 Faculty In-service at Southwestern Assemblies of God University.
Final Exams: During a Pandemic
Presentation by Dr. Terance Espinoza on ways to rethink The Final Exam, delivered at the Fall 2020 Faculty In-service at Southwestern Assemblies of God University. The particular impetus for this presentation was the revised academic calendar that was modified in response to the SARS-Cov-2 pandemic.
The following rubrics are free to use or adapt for your own courses. The Research Paper Rubric is my own, developed over the course of an ongoing teaching career.
The Infographic Rubric is my adaptation of Kathleen Schrock’s “Infographic Rubric”. Her “Infographics as a Creative Assessment” page is a treasure of information for both students and teachers: https://www.schrockguide.net/infographics-as-an-assessment.html. The original rubric can be found under the “Literacies and Standards” section of her webpage.
The Presentation Rubric is my adaptation of Dr. Sarah Elaine Eaton’s original rubric, which can be found at “Rubrics for Grading Student Presentations” (12/20/2010), Learning Teaching and Leadership: A blog for educators, researchers and other thinkers by Sarah Elaine Eaton, Ph.D., online: https://drsaraheaton.wordpress.com/2010/12/20/rubrics-for-grading-student-presentations.
Small Teaching: Lab #2 – Interleaving
This is a continuation of Dr. Terance Espinoza’s presentation of the Small Teaching in the Classroom sessions, based on the book by James M. Lang, Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2016). This application session focuses on interleaving course content and was given during the January 2020 Faculty In-Service at Southwestern Assemblies of God University.
Small Teaching: Lab #1
This is a continuation of Dr. Terance Espinoza’s presentation of the Small Teaching in the Classroom sessions, based on the book by James M. Lang, Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2016). This application session of Small Teaching was given during the October 2019 Faculty In-Service at Southwestern Assemblies of God University.
Small Teaching in the Classroom
Presentation by Dr. Terance Espinoza based on James M. Lang, Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2016). Given during Fall 2019 In-Service at Southwestern Assemblies of God University.
RetrievalPractice.org will send you weekly tips and best practices for using research-based educational strategies in the classroom. Thanks to Dr. LaShera McElhany for letting us know know about this resource.
Devotional Session: Is There an Echo in Here? Intertextuality in the Old and New Testaments
“This session will explore the ways that language and linguistic patterns are used and reused throughout the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. Biblical authors tended to use concepts and patterns from other portions of scripture to bring a fresh message to their audiences. By invoking language and themes from earlier texts, the writers of scripture develop, qualify, and recontextualize God’s words from earlier periods into God’s word for a new generation. We can become better readers of scripture as we recognize these textual echoes and understand how old messages were made fresh for new audiences.”
Presentation by Dr. Terance Espinoza based on Christine Harrington and Todd D. Zakrajsek, Dynamic Lecturing: Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Lecture Effectiveness (Sterling, Virginia: Stylus, 2017). Given during Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Faculty In-Service sessions at Southwestern Assemblies of God University.
The Magic of Critical Thinking
Presentation by Dr. Terance Espinoza on how lessons from sleight-of-hand can help inform critical thinking in general and classroom instruction in particular. Given during the Fall 2016 In-Service at Southwestern Assemblies of God University.