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  •  March 18 - Open House and Ideas for Spring Quarter:

    EVENT DATE: March 18, 2014 (Tuesday)

    TIME: 12:15 - 1:15

    LOCATION: Bannan Engineering 325

    Help!  I’m waiting for a noontime discussion about . . .?  
    This is your chance to tell us how the Collaborative noontime discussions can really serve you. Topics? Format? Are there other ways that Associates in the Faculty Collaborative for Teaching Innovation can serve your professional development needs? Come to this session to explore and guide the Cafe Series and the Collaborative program.

     

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  •  Feb 20 - Teaching with Problem Sets and Problem Solving: Enhancing Students' Critical Thinking

    EVENT DATE: February 20, 2014

    TIME: 12:10-1:05 

    LOCATION: Engineering 325

    Tired of being a sage on the stage? Are there alternatives to lecture-based teaching?  Faculty panelists will share their experiences in helping students discover knowledge and skills through active in-class problem solving.

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  •  Feb 11 - Evaluating Student Writing: Using Rubrics to Give Feedback

    EVENT DATE: February 11, 2014

    TIME: 12:10-1:05 

    LOCATION: Engineering 325

    Do those stacks of student essays seem daunting? Wish you could save time and give feedback that would help students improve the quality of their writing? Join us as faculty talk about how they use rubrics with writing assignments.

    Co-sponsored by The HUB Writing Center, The Faculty Collaborative, and Faculty Development.

    RSVP (includes lunch)

  •  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)

  •  March 4 - Visualizing and Presenting Data for Humanities and Social Sciences:

    EVENT DATE: March 4, 2014

    TIME: 12:10-1:05 

    LOCATION: Bannan Engineering 325

    Faculty panelists will introduce and demonstrate practical, easy to use tools for visualizing and presenting data and ideas. These tools include (1) websites such as Gapminder (for global perspectives), FRED (for the US economy), World Development Indicators; (2) open source software such as R that has many scripts for generating graphs; and (3) some Stata routines that make more effective graphs.

    RSVP (includes lunch)

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