Monthly Archives: February 2017

CTL Newsletter: November 29, 2016

Thanksgiving It’s been a great semester of teaching and learning. We kicked it off with our annual Course Development Workshop and powered through with sessions on “Microaggressions in the Classroom” and “Stereotype Threat: When the Teacher Feels It.” We also … Continue reading

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CTL Newsletter: November 15, 2016

Teaching Reflection: A Pirate Looks at 30 (With apologies to Jimmy Buffett, that would be 30 years in college teaching, which is roughly how long I’ve been entangled in this line of work.) Thirty years in is an interesting place to … Continue reading

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CTL Newsletter: November 1, 2016

Teaching Reflection: Improvising in the Classroom See if this sounds familiar to you: You have a course that you are excited to teach. You have spent hours preparing and anxiously awaiting the time you will meet with your class, and share … Continue reading

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CTL Newsletter: October 18, 2016

Teaching Reflection: Assessment as Language My new role as Associate Provost of Advising and Assessment has opened up some new avenues of reflection for me. I have been quite surprised to realize that for me learning about assessment is a … Continue reading

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CTL Newsletter: September 26, 2016

News from the GLCA Did you know that the Great Lakes Colleges Association is getting ready to introduce a Consortium for Teaching and Learning? If you didn’t, now you do! We’re planning to go live within the next few weeks. … Continue reading

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CTL Newsletter: September 13, 2016

Teaching Reflections: Friendly Fire “Education is funky, heartbreaking, and nasty work,” says Kiese Laymon. Is that for the teacher? Or for the student? At first I thought, for the student. Take, for example, an incident from my friend’s high school history class. … Continue reading

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CTL Newsletter: August 30, 2016

Teaching Reflections: On the beautiful utility of answerable questions I graduated from college twenty years ago. Despite all those years, I can still remember the kind of wonder and awe I felt at the questions my professors asked us and themselves: … Continue reading

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CTL Newsletter: August 16, 2016

Teaching Reflections: The Parable of the Skier A woman of a certain age went on a ski vacation. She traveled a long distance to a remote mountain town. There she spent a lot of money on room, board, and expensive … Continue reading

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