Fridays at Four in the Teaching Commons

Every week the Teaching and Learning Committee and the Teaching Commons Coordinator organize an informal discussion led by faculty members around a them of interest to them.

Friday at Four: Week 5

Homecoming Events for Faculty Biology Reflections Seminar at 4pm Please join the Biology Department for our annual Biology Reflections Seminar this Friday, October 18 at 4:10 p.m. in Dow 226. Alumni Amel Omari, K’09, and Ryan D’Mello, K’14 will be speaking on their journeys toward careers focused on health equity. Students, alumni, faculty, and staff…

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Friday at Four: Week 4

October 11, 2019, 4-5:30 pm The Rescheduled Faculty Study Arcus Center “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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Friday at Four: Week 3

October 4, 2019, 4-5pm, DE206 Let’s talk about textbooks. Kelly Frost from the library has begun exploring how students access required course materials, what barriers might exist, and how we as a College community can help. This fall quarter the library acquired required textbooks for 15 introductory courses and put them on Course Reserves. We’ll…

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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 — RESCHEDULED: 4th week, Oct 11 — 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…

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