September 18th Session: “Strategies for Challenging Hate and Creating Progressive Social Change in Academic Communities”

The past year has been full of hateful influences impacting classrooms and academic communities across the country.  How do we combat the hate and create progressive social change? According to Terry W. Hartle, senior vice president at the American Council on Education and author of "Why Most Republicans Don't Like Higher Education", only 36% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents … Continue reading September 18th Session: “Strategies for Challenging Hate and Creating Progressive Social Change in Academic Communities”

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February 21st Session Summary: Raising the Bar While Providing a Safety Net for Taking Creative Risks

Click here to access the audio recording from the session!! Our first Provisions session of the Spring 2017 semester explored the theme of “Raising the Bar While Providing a Safety Net for Taking Creative Risks.” Presenters shared experience and expertise with the various topics pertaining to the theme, in which sought to explore creativity and … Continue reading February 21st Session Summary: Raising the Bar While Providing a Safety Net for Taking Creative Risks

October 18th Session Summary: Fostering Relationships With Students Outside of the Classroom

Click here to access the audio recording from this session (the volume of this is very low due to the way it was recorded, sorry for the inconvenience). Our second Provisions session of the 2016-2017 year explored the theme of “Fostering Relationships With Students Outside of the Classroom.” Presenters shared experience and expertise with the various topics … Continue reading October 18th Session Summary: Fostering Relationships With Students Outside of the Classroom

Fostering Relationships With Students Outside of the Classroom: October 18th Session

How Can Educational Professionals Promote and Foster Student Relationships Outside of the  Classroom Environment? According to  Maryellen Weimer, Building Rapport with Your Students  is an important factor for academic success. Research has indicated that positive student-teacher relationships can lead to various educational benefits, including increased student motivation, comfort level, quality of work, satisfaction, communication, and trust. Five important factors for … Continue reading Fostering Relationships With Students Outside of the Classroom: October 18th Session

April 19th Provisions Session Summary: “Teaching Information Literacy in the Age of Google”

**The access the audio recording from the session, click here!** Our last Provisions session of the Spring Semester explored the theme of” Teaching Information in the Age of Google.” Presenters shared previous experience with teaching courses dealing with literacy, and effective strategies for improving success for a diverse range of college students. An audience of approximately 35 faculty and … Continue reading April 19th Provisions Session Summary: “Teaching Information Literacy in the Age of Google”

March 22nd Provisions Session Summary: “Teaching Online”

To access the audio recording of the session, click here. Our second Provisions session of the Spring Semester explored the theme of” Teaching Online.” Presenters shared previous experience with teaching courses online, and effective strategies for improving success for a diverse range of students. An audience of approximately 30 faculty and staff members attended to hear presentations from Lily Shafer, Instructional Designer, Silvia … Continue reading March 22nd Provisions Session Summary: “Teaching Online”

March 22nd Session: “Teaching Online”

Online Learning…Good Or Bad?? Distance education was founded in 1728, but there has been an increasing focus on online learning in recent research and literature (“Infographic history of distance education”). Online learning has become more widespread and popular due to the many benefits it offers. Some benefits of online learning include: greater flexibility, a broader … Continue reading March 22nd Session: “Teaching Online”