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  •  Feb 6 - Developing Activities to Deepen Student Learning: In-Class Strategies and Examples

    EVENT DATE: February 6, 2014 (Thursday) 

    TIME: 12:10-1:05 

    LOCATION: Engineering 325

    So you had your students watch a TED talk or Khan Academy video before coming to class to get them thinking.
    Now what?  Or perhaps in your last class you explained a critical theory in detail, now how can insure the students grasped the ideas? Discover tips and tricks for developing in-class activities that take students beyond memorization to deepen understanding and encourage students to do the pre-work.

    RSVP (includes lunch)

  •  Jan 28 - Designing Effective Writing Assignments

    EVENT DATE: January 28, 2013 (Tuesday) 

    TIME: 12:10-1:05 

    LOCATION: Engineering 325 Note location 

    Designing Effective Writing Assignments: Faculty colleagues from several departments will share examples of effective writing assignments and what makes them work. Why do they appeal to students? What makes them effective learning opportunities? Join us for a moderated discussion. Bring an assignment to discuss, or just listen in.

      • Co-sponsored by The HUB Writing Center, The Faculty Collaborative, and Faculty Development.
      • RSVP (includes lunch)
  •  Nov. 6th - Mix it up: Enriching Course Content, Engaging Learning

    EVENT DATE: November 6 (Wednesday)

    TIME: 11:45 - 12:50

    LOCATION: Varsi 114

     

    Mix it up:  Enriching Course Content, Engaging Learning

    RSVP (includes lunch)

  •  Oct. 22nd - The Rare, The Medium-Rare, and The Well-Done

    EVENT DATE: October 22, 2013

    TIME: 4:00 - 5:30

    LOCATION: Martin Reading Room, 3rd Floor, Library

    The Rare, The Medium-Rare, and The Well-Done: Thinking about Books, Microchips, and Libraries. What is the future of the book in the digital age? What might the book as a material artifact have to teach scholars and students across the disciplines? Join Dr. Michael Suarez, S.J., Director of Rare Book School and Professor of English at U of Virginia for this presentation. Co-sponsored with the Library for Open Access Week.

    RSVP here.

  •  Dec 3 - What's Learning Got to do with Technology? What's Technology got to do with Learning?

     

    Tuesday, December 3rd
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Forbes Family Conference Room, Lucas Hall 126


    Before we can answer those two questions, we have to think again about technology itself. Using two books as a conceptual framework, Brian Arthur's "The Nature of Technology" and Kevin Kelly's "What Technology Wants," Gardner Campbell (Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Student Success, Virginia Commonwealth) will explore the ways in which education itself is a technology, and how we might optimize our use of computing technologies in support of learning.

     

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