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Friday at Four: Week 9

Friday, November 11, 4-5pm, DE206 Join Alison Geist and members of the Mellon Initiative in follow-up discussions to the day-long Project Based Learning workshop help in September. Many of you attended the Problem-Based Learning Workshop in September. It’s been a while, but we’d like to get together and talk about what we learned and how […]

Friday at Four: Week 7

November 1, 2019, 4-5pm, DE206 Join us for a conversation with Candace Bailey Combs, Learning Support Specialist and ESL Coordinator at the Learning Commons. Candace, along with new peer mentors in the ESL Center, has been preparing first year students for the new demands of college level reading. Uncovering how students read and bringing their […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

Fall Colloquium on Teaching and Learning, Tuesday, September 10, 2019

“Engaging Students in the Classroom” Hicks Banquet Room 8:30 Breakfast 9:00  Land Acknowledgement President Gonzalez  welcome and introduce new Provost 9:10  Provost Johnson 9:20  Rick welcomes and introduces new faculty 9:30  Kelly Frost, Library: Beyond Google: A New Perspective We’ve been using Beyond Google to introduce students to college-level research for over eight years now. […]

Teaching and Learning Workshop, September 3–6 2019

Teaching and Learning Workshop Agenda All Session will take place in the Teaching Commons (Dewing 206) unless otherwise noted. Workshop Goals: Teaching purposefully and creating a “connected education” Create and sustain a community of learner-teachers  Increase our understanding of, and appreciation for, the diversity of learners and teachers  Explore how that diversity affects teaching and […]

Review of Learner-Centered Teaching by Terry Doyle

Original Publish Date: February 19, 2017By Patrik Hultberg In this book Terry Doyle makes an evidence-based argument for learner-centered teaching practices. It is as convincing as the book is readable. The thesis of the book is “the one who does the work does the learning,” and it explores how to get students to do the […]