Teaching Commons Current Events

Friday at Four: Week 2

September 27 2019, 4-5pm, DE206 Let’s talk about switching to online Course Evaluations. Last Spring the Teaching and Learning Committee conducted a pilot study of an online format for student course evaluations.  The survey questions were identical to the traditional pencil-and-paper format, but the students responded online using their choice of devices:  computers, tablets, phones, etc. …

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Friday at Four: Week 1

September 20 2019, 4-5pm The First Friday Faculty Study Olmsted Room “Binary and Non-Binary: Compressing Data and the Self” Sandino Vargas-Pérez (Computer Science) will talk about data compression for genomics using high-performance computing and superclusters.“C” Heaps (Theater) will talk about the way non-binary and trans Twitch streamers perform their gender to a predominately white male…

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