CoVisions – Responding To Students In Need

Monday saw the debut of ProVisions’ new partner program – Covisions. CoVisions is a new series sponsored by the Student Affairs department, and is co-ordinated by Mary Fitzsimmons and Jennifer Richardson. The objective is to support the holistic needs of both students and faculty through innovative collaborations. As with ProVisions, the series follows the same … Continue reading CoVisions – Responding To Students In Need

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March Provisions Session – Teaching Lives: What Keeps You Motivated

To listen to the podcast from this session, click here Our second provisions session of the year explored the theme of “What Keeps You Motivated”. An audience of 30 were in attendance to hear presentations from Dr. Mary Ann McLoughlin, Professor of Mathematics, Prof. Julie Demers, Adjunct Professor of English, and Dr. Stephen Birchak, Professor … Continue reading March Provisions Session – Teaching Lives: What Keeps You Motivated

Reflecting on Flipped Library Instruction, Part 2

In this post, I pick up on my reflections on flipped library instruction, using the design principles outlined in the Kim article below.  My previous post addressed the first five principles; here I conclude and add thoughts on how I might modify flipped instruction in the future, based on my reflections. Kim, M. K., Kim, … Continue reading Reflecting on Flipped Library Instruction, Part 2

The Quandary of Writing Across the Curriculum

Julie Foertsch's 1995 article, "Where Cognitive Psychology Applies: How Theories About Memory and Transfer Can Influence Composition Pedagogy" continues with the work of Michael Carter's 1990 piece, "The Idea of Expertise: An Exploration of Cognitive and Social Dimensions of Writing," which I wrote about previously. Foertsch begins by pointing out that the concept of transfer is … Continue reading The Quandary of Writing Across the Curriculum