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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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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Teaching with census data

31 January 2020

Last week’s LTC lunch brought together faculty and staff from many different departments and offices to consider the many ways in which the census provides opportunities to teach students about…

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Quickstart for Podcasts

4 April 2018

What are podcasts? Podcasts are digital audio files which can be listened to by streaming or downloading. Why use podcasts? Podcasts are sometimes used in lieu of a paper assignment…

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Teaching toolbox: Habits and skills of civil discourse

10 January 2018

Yesterday we kicked off the term with an LTC teaching toolbox lunch discussing approaches to promoting the habits and skills of civil discourse. As a basis for our discussion, we…

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Digital Storytelling and the Ethics of Civic Engagement

30 May 2017

How can we (as students, faculty, and staff) make sense of the rapid pace of legislative action and change? And how can we see the ramifications (potential and real) of…

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SoTL stories

5 April 2017

Faculty at Carleton spend a lot of time thinking about teaching, and yet we don’t always do a good job of making our scholarly teaching visible, as I noted in…

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Bringing the outside in — teaching in the current moment

2 February 2017

I have heard lots of faculty and staff reflecting thoughtfully on their teaching in light of current events, and I have also gotten requests from faculty seeking help as they…

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