Teaching Matters Weekly 1.29.14

  Assignment Design: How to Ask For What You Really Want Feb. 12 (Faculty Lounge) 12:15-1:15 Join a review of best practices in assignment design, including how to effectively structure assignments (papers, research projects, etc.), communicate expectations and help students work productively through stages. Please bring an assignment you would like to workshop. (a “brown … Continue reading Teaching Matters Weekly 1.29.14

Teaching Matters Weekly 12.13.13

Conversation starters: A new approach to collaboration in teaching writing is proposed at Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education. The “Signals” model of student retention practices pioneered and promoted by Purdue University and widely adopted elsewhere is questioned in a new study. From the Bookshelf: A special issue of Across the Disciplines features articles … Continue reading Teaching Matters Weekly 12.13.13

Teaching Matters Weekly 12.4.13

Conversation starters: Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun’s comments on the deficiencies in his site prompts a conversation on the future of MOOCs at The Chronicle of Higher Ed. Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed is a consistently updated blog that provides commentary on all aspects of higher education from economic policy down to advice on best … Continue reading Teaching Matters Weekly 12.4.13

TMAC Weekly 11.26.13

Next week: a “brown bag” event on grading practices, December 3 (free period). What grade would you give your grading policy? Join your colleagues for an open-ended discussion of grading practices. This Thanksgiving week we present again the many links and resources we’ve identified this semester. Below are the links to this semester’s weekly updates. … Continue reading TMAC Weekly 11.26.13

Teaching Matters Weekly 10.17.13

Next week: Lunchtime workshop (9/24) on handling classroom disruptions (see teaser below) Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Mary Bravo (Associate Professor, Psychology) discusses how she helps students develop critical thinking skills and overcome innate biases in her Experimental Psychology courses. From the Bookshelf: How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching gives an in-depth look at … Continue reading Teaching Matters Weekly 10.17.13