Month: February 2016

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Instructors Set the Tone for Peer-to-Peer Discussions

February 23, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Evidence-Based Strategies

Do your students’ approaches to small-group activities and discussions sound more perfunctory than passionate? Midway through the semester are you wondering how to raise the level of peer-to-peer conversation in your classes? In a recent Teaching Professor post, Maryellen Weimer draws from two studies on student engagement in physics classrooms to offer insights on how to improve peer-to-peer activities […]

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Registration Open for POGIL Summer Workshops

February 15, 2016 | Teaching Center Staff


The POGIL Project has announced that registration is open for the POGIL Summer 2016 Regional Workshops.  The Central Region POGIL Workshops will take place July 18–20 at Washington University. The registration deadline is 4/15/2016. POGIL (Process-Oriented, Guided-Inquiry Learning) takes a student-centered, team-based, active-learning approach in which students learn key concepts and process skills such as collaboration […]

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Center for Diversity and Inclusion Announces Faculty Fellowship

February 15, 2016 | Beth Fisher


The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) is accepting proposals through March 31, 2016  for the Faculty Fellows & Emerging Scholar-Professional (FFESP) Program. FFESP is an interdisciplinary fellowship program in which faculty and graduate/professional students collaborate and develop diversity-focused research, programs, and ongoing engagement experiences. For more information, please see Diversity & Inclusion Faculty Fellowship […]

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