Category Archives: Upcoming Events

CTL Newsletter: January 16, 2018

What’s the Big IDEA? On January 8, we held our first annual student ratings of instruction party. What a nice way to spend a snowy day! Drew Dunham shared some great IDEA tricks for tracking numbers and interpreting student feedback. We learned … Continue reading

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CTL Newsletter: December 4, 2017

Teaching Reflection: Expert Eyes and Outside Ears “I’ve been a surgeon for eight years,” writes Atul Gawande. “For the past couple of them, my performance in the operating room has reached a plateau. I’d like to think it’s a good thing–I’ve … Continue reading

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CTL Newsletter: November 7, 2017

Teaching Reflection: It’s Not about Cell Phones For years, I tried to find a way to reduce classroom cell phone use without increasing resentment. Like nearly all my best ideas, I stole this one from someone else. Here, most of … Continue reading

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CTL Newsletter: October 26, 2017

WWKD? Here’s a report from the CTL “Teaching Unprepared Students” workshops, held September 27 and 28. In each workshop, we discussed three scenarios from this year’s Common Reading Experience book, Make Your Home among Strangers by Jennine Capó Crucet. We then asked: If Kathleen Gabriel, … Continue reading

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CTL Newsletter: April 19, 2016

Teaching Reflections: Video Killed the Writing Assignment We move pretty fast in Physics 105 – 13.7 billion years of astronomy in 14 weeks. It’s impossible to talk about all of the really cool things that are happening in our solar system, … Continue reading

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Open House

In exactly 24 hours, we’ll be celebrating the Center for Teaching and Learning with an open house in the Ferguson 108-111 suite! Come for conversation with congenial colleagues. Also come for coffee, tea, scones, and swag. Also come to check … Continue reading

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Games and Learning Workshops

Join us for a series of evening workshops in the spring semester at the new (!) Center for Teaching and Learning space on the 1st floor of Ferguson Hall. The goal of the workshops is to foster the creation and … Continue reading

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Course Development Workshop

The CTL is hosting a Course Development Workshop on Monday, August 19 from 9:00-3:00. We’ll meet in Cutler Commons to explore what the Cutting Edge Course Design Tutorial can teach us about learning goals, assignments, classroom activities, and assessment.  We’ll apply what … Continue reading

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CTL News: Fall 2011 Events

On Saturday, November 5, Albion College will host a GLCA “Communication in the Classroom” workshop. The workshop is open to faculty from Albion, Hope, and Kalamazoo Colleges, and will be led by Allegheny College professors Joshua Searle-White and Dan Crozier. It will be held from … Continue reading

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CTL News: Spring 2011 Events

In December, the CTL received an Albion Advantage Innovation Grant to support three programs for the spring semester. Look for announcements about the following: Academic Advising as Teaching and Learning Workshop. The Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting a … Continue reading

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