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Notes on teaching, learning, assessment and all things higher-ed

New Issue of Liberal Education on Creating Inclusive Classrooms

Summer/Fall2017Vol.103No.3/4 Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Perspectives from Faculty Development This issue explores the role of faculty development in creating educational spaces that welcome students of all identities and encourage dialogue across perspectives. Also included are articles on intersectionality and liberal education, … Continue reading

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NCSCE Accepting Pilot Project Proposals to Connect Indigenous and Western Knowledge

The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE) at Stony Brook University has received a grant to establish and advance robust partnerships between indigenous peoples and local formal and informal educators to improve educational outcomes for all students, promote … Continue reading

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How are grades motivating students?

If you know me, you’ve probably heard my rant about grading and learning.  One doesn’t necessarily beget the other.  I recently signed up for the Chronicle’s new Teaching Newsletter and was pleased to see that today’s edition has a piece about … Continue reading

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How to assess anything without killing yourself…really!

This quick read contains some very wise advice about assessment from Linda Suskie’s blog, A Common Sense Approach to Assessment and Accreditation.  My favs: #8. If you know almost nothing, almost anything will tell you something. Don’t let anxiety about … Continue reading

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AAC&U Releases Report on National, Large-Scale Look at Student Learning

AAC&U has recently released preliminary results from their ambitious project to measure student learning using the VALUE rubrics across many types of institutions.  You may not find the results surprising but you are bound to find them compelling.  A couple … Continue reading

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AAC&U News: Creating Signature Work Through Shared Experiences

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Complaining about students has consequences.

In her most recent blog post, Maryellen Weimer addresses the topic of a 2012 article in the Journal of Chemical Education. I have been guilty of this but I am working VERY hard to understand that students have reasons for their behavior and … Continue reading

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AAC&U Statement:  Reaffirming a Deep and Abiding Commitment

The AAC&U posted the statement regarding election-related harassment and intimidation … Reaffirming a Deep and Abiding Commitment Tuesday, November 15, 2016 By Lynn Pasquerella A week ago today, more than 132 million voters across America made their voices heard in … Continue reading

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Looking to Step Up Your Game?

The Governor’s Teaching Fellows program is a statewide program for professors from both public and private institutions in Georgia. The goal is to create a kind of “think tank” for professors who are deeply dedicated to the quality of their teaching … Continue reading

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