Posts tagged with “Course Design” (All posts)

Best Practices for STEM CUREs Teaching Circle–Fall 2023

7 June 2024

In the fall of 2023, five Carleton STEM faculty members met to discuss the elements of Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs), their experiences implementing CUREs at Carleton, and the desired…

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Scaffolding to a Course Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) in a Cognitive Science Lab

7 June 2024

The CURE in Cognitive Processes (CGSC 232/233) has three stages. The first focuses on giving students experience participating in cognitive evaluations. This includes reviewing canonical experiments in cognitive psychology and…

Teaching students to be (neuro)scientists via a course-based undergraduate research experience in a Foundations in Neuroscience course.

7 June 2024

A course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) affords students the opportunity to do hands-on research while enabling faculty to generate data. Here, I describe a CURE conducted in Foundations in Neuroscience…

Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CURE) in Geology courses.

7 June 2024

I teach several geology courses. In each course, my students are given research topics at the start of the term and instructions on how to conduct research. Throughout the term…

What Do CUREs Look Like in Physics?

7 June 2024

CUREs for Physics The amount of course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) happening in my own teaching and across physics and astronomy at Carleton ranges from rare to pervasive depending on…

Developing a New CURE in Organic Chemistry

7 June 2024

My goal is to implement a stand-alone CURE course in organic chemistry in the spring of 2025 (CHEM 300). I spent part of my 2022-23 sabbatical searching for an experiment…

Active-Learning Activities Across Disciplines

12 April 2024

Teaching Circle Description: “Each year the LTC supports one or two teaching circles. These teaching circles provide the opportunity for three faculty members to observe each other’s classes, engage in…

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Diversifying Your Syllabus with the Library

5 September 2023

Some time ago, I began a conversation with Claudia Peterson (Head of Reference and Instruction) and Brie Baumert (Reference and Instruction Librarian for Languages and Cultures) about how the library…

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Teaching With and Around ChatGPT and Other Tools

21 December 2022

A Highlight from the December 2022 LTC Conference. At the conference, we wanted to start answering the question “how can we teach critical thinking and digital literacy using AI tools?” …

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German Summer Research Circle

19 September 2022

This past summer, the German faculty applied for summer research circle funding to support each other in projects related to both teaching and research (and the connections between them). In this post, they share the specific gains made on individual projects and course design and the broader benefits they found in the collaborative process.

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