Fall 2015: Home and Away

30 September 2015

LTC Lunch: Professor Alan Jacobs on Distracted and Engaged Reading (Sept. 22)

The LTC welcomes a visiting speaker who is well informed on the habits of reading for current students. Alan Jacobs is the author of numerous articles and books, including, The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction and The Book of Common Prayer. He is a Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program at Baylor University. The subject of his talk will be the pedagogy of reading.

LTC Lunch: Designing for Learning & Teaching (Sept. 17)

Academic Technology is reshaping its role in the support of learning, teaching, and research at Carleton. In collaboration with campus partners, AT is planning a yearlong engagement with the Carleton community to talk about and begin to enact this vision. Our guest, Randy Bass, will discuss some of the principles behind designing for learning and then we’ll turn our attention to how those principles are being used with grantees of the Broadening the Bridge, CArtT, Curricular Innovation, and FLTG grants. Janet Russell, director of academic technology;Randall Bass, vice provost for education and professor of English at Georgetown University; members of academic technology and of CARS (curricular and research support)

LTC Lunch: Blending Internships with OCS (Sept. 29)

Imagine participating in an OCS program—and then staying in the country afterwards for a customized internship experience. Sound too good to be true? Students are doing it, and Carleton is making it happen. Scott Carpenter, professor of French; Cathy Yandell, W. I. and Hulda F. Daniell professor of French literature;student presenters.

LTC Lunch: Collaborative Learning Across the Curriculum (Oct. 6)

We will offer examples of collaborative learning in each of our classes, discussing how we organize groups, allocate grades, and enhance each group member’s learning. Assignments we discuss are likely to include group comps, in-class exercises, and group exams. Jenny Bourne, professor of economics; Susan Jaret McKinstry, Helen F. Lewis Professor of English; Amy Czismar Dalal, associate professor of computer science; Sherri Goings, assistant professor of computer science.

LTC Lunch: Making the Most of External Online Resources (Oct. 13)

Click here to watch the video While many Carleton faculty members are developing their own online teaching resources, many free or low-cost online resources are available from a variety of organizations and companies. We will discuss some of the efforts to incorporate these online resources on campus, both within courses and in supporting student learning beyond a particular course. We will highlight the results from some of these pilot efforts and then provide an opportunity for discussion of the benefits and drawbacks. Melissa Eblen-Zayas, associate professor of physics; Liz Raleigh, assistant professor of sociology; Janet Russell, director of academic technology

LTC Lunch: Making Class Welcoming for Trans* and Gender-Variant Students (Oct. 29)

Click here to watch the video Faculty and staff members are responsible for creating inclusive spaces. Information from this workshop will be helpful in ensuring that the classroom or work space is a welcoming place for trans* and gender nonconforming students, and ensuring that unintentional exclusionary practices are reduced and eliminated, allowing students to perform at their full potential. Laura Haave, director of the Gender and Sexuality Center and LGBT advisor; Tegra Straight, assistant director of the Gender and Sexuality Center

LTC Lunch: The Carleton-Ashoka Collaboration: Opportunities for Faculty Educators and Education in India (Nov. 3)

Click here to watch the video Carleton is a partner of Ashoka University, which opened in India in 2014 and aspires to become a world-class liberal arts university. This presentation will describe that  partnership and Ashoka’s role in Indian higher education and will identify opportunities for Carleton faculty members who may be interested in contributing to Ashoka’s efforts or learning more about contemporary India. Arjendu Pattanayak has been advising Ashoka since 2012, and Neil Lutsky served as a visiting professor at Ashoka in 2015. Neil Lutsky, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology; Arjendu Pattanayak, professor of physics

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