Tag: academic challenges

Mar 17

Snow Days and Deep Learning

by: Ed Brantmeier Does another snow day have you troubled? How can you meet your learning objectives in your course with less face to face time? Here are a few ideas that might promote deep learning, despite the snowy reality of class cancellation: Ask students to develop a creative project that exemplifies the learning goals …

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Feb 07

In Case You Missed It… Time Management for Faculty (2/6/2014)

In Case You Missed It… is a feature of the Center for Faculty Innovation blog providing resources from our programs for faculty who were not able to attend. Although no substitute for being able to attend, we hope that this follow up is useful to you.   On Thursday, Douglas Harrison engaged faculty in a …

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Jan 22

In Case You Missed It… Teaching and Engaging Millennial Learners

In Case You Missed It… is a feature of the Center for Faculty Innovation blog providing resources from our programs for faculty who were not able to attend. Although no substitute for being able to attend, we hope that this follow up is useful to you.   Last week at the CFI, Dr. Cara Meixner …

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Apr 25

Gauging Student Learning Through Surveys

by: Andreas Broscheid At the end of every semester we want to – or are required to – find out how successful our classes were. Final papers, project reports, and exams are part of determining whether students achieved the goals we set for them, and student course evaluations give students the opportunity for class feedback …

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Mar 14

Revise, Resubmit … and Rewind

by: Cara Meixner Earlier in my career, I was fortunate to have experienced a healthy dose of what I can only consider beginner’s luck: the publication of two research pieces, both accepted with minor revisions and published within a year of submission. I celebrated these successes in relative solitude waiting for the slow, steady ‘creeping …

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Oct 02

Remember Your First Year?

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by: Jamie L. Frye Whether your first year as a faculty member was last year or 20 years ago, we can all recollect what it was like to start juggling multiple expectations as a faculty member and not knowing how to do it well. There’s no doubt that many of us felt as if we …

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Nov 14

Expertise: Lore or Allure?

by: Cara Meixner As faculty, each of us cultivates an area of expertise. Specialists in a field or fields of inquiry, we are paid, promoted, and (too often) critiqued for knowing a lot about a little. The very process of earning a PhD exacerbates this status, and it isn’t uncommon for the “freshly-minted” varietal to …

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