Jan 10, 2023 – Placing Civil Discourse: Experience and Experiment

12 January 2023

What is civil discourse? How can it be created and sustained in the classroom, on campus, and beyond? In this session students and faculty involved in an A&I seminar dedicated…

Oct 9, 2018: Teaching Fast and Slow

24 October 2018

Questions Raised and Lessons Learned from Positive Psychology How does the pace of academic life affect teaching and learning? Experience of an academic term can range from an opportunity to…

Sept. 26, 2017: ePortfolios: Strategies for Success

28 February 2018

The benefits of electronic portfolios are self-evident, but so are the implementation challenges they pose. This conversation will revolve around strategies for successful eportfolio implementation in a variety of settings.…

Nov 8, 2016: OCS Winter Break Trips: Expanding the “Lab” Definition

28 October 2016

OCS Winter Break Trips offer an attractive pedagogical model that allow for learning to evolve through problem-posing and on-site exploration to post program analysis and reflection. As such, they promote…

Oct 27, 2016: Teaching Students How to Learn: Metacognition is the Key

28 October 2016

Students come to college with widely varying academic skills, approaches to learning, and motivation levels. Although students have the ability to succeed, they often do not have effective learning strategies.…

Winter 2016: Campus Climate, National Issues, and Student Achievement

25 January 2016

This term’s lunch session focus on campus and classroom climate, as well as sessions that look at student achievement.  We also have a session on faculty research and an example of a different model for a common reading.