Month: November 2015

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Part-Time Opportunity for Graduate Students Spring 2016

November 25, 2015 | Bryn Lutes

Announcements

The Teaching Center is seeking to hire 6 graduate students to provide Blackboard support for faculty starting mid-August 2015. Each student will work 6-10 hours per week to provide “walk-in” assistance for faculty who visit a Blackboard help-desk in Olin library.

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Rick Moog POGIL talk WashU November 2015

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Rick Moog Gives a Moving Presentation on POGIL

November 24, 2015 | Gillian Parrish

Integrating Active Learning

“The first thing we are going to do is move,” said Rick Moog, professor of chemistry at Franklin and Marshall College and director of The POGIL (Process-Oriented, Guided-Inquiry Learning) Project, at the start of his November 17 talk on POGIL. Moog, an internationally known leader in collaborative, student-centered learning, is spending his sabbatical year at The […]

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Blackboard Walk-In Help Now Available

November 18, 2015 | Bryn Lutes

Announcements

In response to the high level of interest for in-person assistance with Blackboard, we have created a walk-in help desk for faculty and staff using Blackboard. Come and visit us on level A of Olin Library, inside the Arc (Olin Library Technology Center). The help desk is staffed by graduate students who have completed Blackboard […]

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TPS Reading Week: Dec. 8th-11th

November 17, 2015 | Teaching Center Staff

Announcements / Resources for Teaching

Registration is now open for feedback sessions during Teaching Philosophy Statement (TPS) Reading Week. As we head towards the winter break, now is a great time to get feedback on your TPS! Graduate students and postdocs are invited to sign up for a time to get feedback and discuss plans to write, revise, or refine […]

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New CIRCLE Fellows Focus on Intro STEM Courses

November 12, 2015 | Teaching Center Staff

Announcements

The Teaching Center and CIRCLE are pleased to announce the 2015-2017 CIRCLE Fellows. Daniel Giammar, Walter E. Browne Professor of Environmental Engineering, Energy, Environmental, and Chemical Engineering Jay Turner, Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Programs, Energy, Environmental, and Chemical Engineering Mairin Hynes, Lecturer, Physics A collaboration between The Teaching Center, and the Center for […]

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Designing Effective Writing Assignments: Questions to Consider

November 4, 2015 | Michelle Repice

Teaching with Writing

Unclear assignments can lead to unclear writing. It is sometimes only as you are grading papers or essay exams that you realize your assignment or prompt may not have been as clear as it could have been. For this reason, the end of a semester–when you are reviewing student work–can be an opportune time to revise your assignments. Whether you are revising […]

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Rick Moog Kicks Off AAU Speaker Series

November 1, 2015 | Teaching Center Staff

Announcements

The AAU STEM Education Initiative project team, CIRCLE, and The Teaching Center are co-sponsoring a new speaker series, Innovations and Evidence-based Pedagogies in Undergraduate STEM Courses. The series will begin on November 17 at 4:00 pm in Wilson 214 with a talk by Rick Moog, Professor of Chemistry at Franklin and Marshall College and Director of The […]

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