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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Summer Reading Groups ’22: A Report from Classics

14 September 2022

Three members of the Classics department (Jake Morton, Clara Hardy, Chico Zimmerman) met on three occasions this summer to discuss the following readings: Joseph Henrich, Steve J. Heine, and Ara…

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Teaching Area Studies in Various Disciplines

25 April 2022

We all teach Latin American Studies and participated in a teaching circle this winter, focusing on best practices for teaching Latin American content or other area studies in courses in…

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Reading Circle: Trust in Numbers

18 April 2022

In summer 2021, we structured our Reading Circle around weekly discussions of Trust in Numbers by Theodore Porter, supplemented by additional readings (see Further reading below). We began this Reading…

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Applying Teaching Techniques Across Disciplines

12 April 2022

Over the course of Winter 2022, we each observed the others’ teaching once. We met on a weekly basis to discuss these observations as well as other pedagogical techniques and…

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A glimpse into a teaching circle

31 January 2020

Kim Huynh (Chemistry), Andrea Mazzariello (Music), Ryan Terrien (Physics & Astronomy), and Paul Petzschmann (European Studies) participated in a teaching circle this past fall. They created a podcast that provides a glimpse into their experience.

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Helping students provide more useful feedback on teaching

6 February 2019

Hearing student perspectives about what they experience in the classroom is important for faculty members as they revise their courses and try new teaching strategies. To get the most out…

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Teaching circle reflections on student participation

13 November 2017

Kristin Bloomer (Religion), Anita Chikkatur (Educational Studies), and Anna Rafferty (Computer Science) participated in a teaching circle last spring. Here Kristin, Anita, and Anna provide a glimpse into their experience…

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