Teaching in Troubled Times

25 March 2021

As you prepare for spring term, whether your focus is on courses, advising, or student support work, it feels important to think ahead to the ongoing trial of Derek Chauvin…

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Trauma Informed Teaching and Learning

10 March 2021

Dr. Mays Imad, a neuroscience professor at Pima Community College as well as their Teaching and Learning Center coordinator, recorded a webinar on trauma informed teaching and learning in April…

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Talking Politics in 2020

28 September 2020

The context for students’ participation in this fall’s elections is challenging. As Nancy Thomas, Director of the Institute on Higher Education and Democracy at the Tufts University Tisch College of…

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Student Experiences from Spring Term

30 July 2020

On July 9, The LTC and Academic Techology were delighted to host a conversation about our students’ experiences with remote instruction during spring term. Chris Dallager (Director of Disability Services),…

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Teaching and learning with care & hope

18 June 2020

Last week, the ACM offered the first of a series of workshops designed to help faculty think about and prepare for teaching this fall. The first workshop, led by Karín Aguilar-San…

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Constructing syllabi for the new term

29 December 2017

With the start of a new term just around the corner, faculty are busy putting the finishing touches on their syllabi. Research shows the tone and structure of a syllabus…

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Transparent assignment design

27 December 2017

Last term, our final LTC session wrapped up with a discussion of the Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT) framework. Transparent teaching has been shown to boost students’ academic confidence…

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Small course modifications that can help all students succeed

27 August 2017

With the start of the new academic year nearly upon us, here are some relatively low stakes ways to help all students succeed in your courses. What approaches will you…

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Office hours — more than meets the eye

26 May 2017

In the past two weeks, I have attended or participated in three different presentations/discussions in which the topic of office hours has come up. Faculty are sometimes frustrated that the students…

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Supporting DACA students

24 April 2017

This past Thursday’s LTC session was a student panel presentation titled, “Being undocumented impacts daily living. Yes, even at Carleton.” The students asked faculty and staff to reflect on how…

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