Category Archives: Uncategorized

Myths and Misconceptions of Student Ratings: Gender Bias and More

Read on for the recap of a recent IDEA webinar. Posted with permission. [IDEA Education Blog] Myths and Misconceptions of Student Ratings: Gender Bias and More Webinar Recap Myths and Misconceptions of Student Ratings: Gender Bias and More Webinar Recap … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

CTL Newsletter: December 1, 2015

It’s just about time to settle down for a long winter’s nap. Take a book along! The CTL library has a growing collection of books about everything from PowerPoint to Peak Performance to Parker Palmer. Just come to Ferguson 208, choose … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Congratulations, Ian!

Ian MacInnes, Professor of English at Albion College and member of the Center for Teaching and Learning Committee, has just been named the 2015 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Michigan Professor of the Year. The award is administered by … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

CTL Newsletter: November 17, 2015

On the horizon: microteaching! Early next semester, the CTL will host a microteaching workshop. If you would like to develop your teaching skills, this workshop is for you. In microteaching, each participant presents a 7-minute “slice” of a lesson and then … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

CTL Newsletter: November 3, 2015

Have you attended a 1700 Hearts and Minds event this year? A sustainability summit? A community dinner at Lewis Chapel? Did you join the Thriller flash mob? If so, then you have participated in an Albion College humanities and arts … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

CTL Newsletter: October 22, 2015

“Dream big.” That’s our motto for strategic planning. What do we want for CTL 2020? What resources and support systems do we need for pedagogical development at Albion College? How can we provide them? And, even if they seem unattainable, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

CTL Newsletter: October 6, 2015

It’s mid-term! Time to write, administer, and grade exams. Time to assess student learning. Time also to assess instructor teaching. Albion College doesn’t formally evaluate our teaching at mid-term. But we can informally evaluate our teaching whenever we want. Mid-term … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

CTL Newsletter: September 24, 2015

“Education is funky, heartbreaking, and nasty work.” So said Kiese Laymon in his September 10 talk. Two weeks later, most of us are probably inclined to agree. We’re wondering what we can do to change things. Well, we’re probably stuck … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

CTL Newsletter: September 9, 2015

What do the best college teachers do? On August 26, two of us drove to Bay City in search of an answer. There we found Ken Bain, author of What the Best College Teachers Do. Here’s what he said: Human … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

CTL Newsletter: August 25, 2015

Q: What is the Center for Teaching and Learning? A: Opportunities! Workshops, discussion groups, peer mentoring, and off-site conferences. A: Resources! Books, websites, newsletters, and guest speakers. A: Space! Ferguson 108, 109, and 111, where you’ll find a lounge, a library, coffee, tea, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment