Pedagogy in the ‘Post-Truth’ Era: April 18th Session

How can educators teach students to evaluate news in a post-truth era?? Oxford Dictionaries defines post-truth as "relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief," which has been named the word of the year. According to a segment "Fake News" by 60 … Continue reading Pedagogy in the ‘Post-Truth’ Era: April 18th Session

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Campus Community: Shifting Demographics and Student Identity: November 15th Session

In College of Tomorrow: The Changing Demographics of the Student Body, Joseph P. Williams discusses the projected changes in the demographics of future college students. Williams suggests that numbers of minority students attending colleges will increase within the years to come, preceding numbers of the current majority population. This provides implications for educators to prepare for the changes … Continue reading Campus Community: Shifting Demographics and Student Identity: November 15th Session

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

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”

February 16th Provisions Session Summary: Teaching Non-Majors

Our first Provisions session of the Spring Semester explored the theme of" Teaching Non-Majors." Presenters shared previous experience with teaching both non-major and majored students, and their effective strategies for improving success for a variety of students. An audience of approximately 25 faculty and staff members attended to hear presentations from Laura Kinney, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Angela Ledford, Professor of … Continue reading February 16th Provisions Session Summary: Teaching Non-Majors

Teaching Non-Majors: February 16th Session

When teaching a course that is not in the interest of some students, professors can encounter a wide range of challenges. It is common for a student to take classes that are required, but yield no interest to the student. Scott Jaschik shares a conversation that he had through e-mail with P. Sven Arvidson, the author of  Teaching Nonmajors: … Continue reading Teaching Non-Majors: February 16th Session