The March session of ProVisions Teaching and Learning series was on Teaching and Service learning. The three presenters talked about what service learning is and shared some of their own teaching experiences with service learning. Dr. Fred Boehrer, Coordinator of Academic Service Learning, discussed what academic service learning actually is. Dr. Boehrer discussed service learning … Continue reading Teaching & Service Learning
For anyone interested in attending the next ProVisions Session: Academically Adrift? Conversation & Reflections on the Futures of Higher Education it has been moved to Thursday, April 19th. It will still be held at the same time and place (12:00 to 1:15 in the Standish conference room). So remember to save the date!
Service Learning has become a huge component for several colleges’ curriculums. Many professors have even added a stipulation that if the service learning projects are not completed the student fails the class – regardless of whether or not the student actually received a passing grade. However, there are some professors who use service learning to … Continue reading Education and Lending a Helping Hand
Tomorrow is the March lunch session for ProVisions. There will be presentations on service learning from the following presenters: Fred Boehrer, PhD Coordinator of Academic Service-Learning, Community Involvement Faculty Stephanie Bennett, PhD Assistant Professor of Sociology, REsearch Fellow for the Institute For Community Research and Training Claudia Lingertat-Putnam, PsyD Chair, Counseling, CSSA & Educational Leadership … Continue reading March ProVisions Session TOMORROW!
In an effort to boost retention rates many colleges have changed or are in the process of making changes to courses. With a huge increase in drop-out rates has come an increased look into the cognitive abilities of students. In his article for The Chronicle of Higher Education, "Harvard Conference Seeks to Jolt University Teaching," … Continue reading A Change at Harvard