Episode 13 – Tim McNamara on Time-Efficient Teaching
This episode continues our podcast series focusing on time-efficient teaching. Faculty at a research university like Vanderbilt must balance a number of competing demands on their time, including teaching, research, and service. For this series, we’re interviewing senior faculty members at Vanderbilt and asking them to share ways they teach effectively while making good use of their time.
In this episode, we feature an interview with Tim McNamara, associate provost for faculty and professor of psychology. In the interview, Tim describes time-efficient ways to approach lesson planning, grading papers, teaching with clickers, working with TAs, and selecting courses to teach. Allison Pingree, the director of the Center for Teaching, conducted the interview.
[MP3, 14 min 35 sec]
Please take a minute or two to leave a comment here and share your thoughts about time-efficient teaching. Vanderbilt instructors are also welcome to call the Center for Teaching at 615-322-7290 to arrange a meeting with a CFT teaching consultant to discuss any aspect of their teaching.