- Office of the Provost
- Teaching and Learning
- Faculty Collaborative for Teaching Innovation
- 2017-18 Schedule
Welcome to the 2017-18 CAFÉ series.
Monday, October 9, 11:45-12:45 pm, Lucas 126, "Teaching (with) R"
- why R has become a particularly marketable skill for students;
- what they have learned in discussions with faculty across the disciplines who have begun to incorporate R in their courses;
- how you can get started using R and find campus and online resources to make it easy.
- USGS' visualizations of Hurricane Harvey with R
- More and varied R applications than you can possibly review in one sitting
- E-Learning blogpost about R applications
Wednesday, November 1, 11:45-12:45 pm, Lucas 126, "Are They Getting It?"
Are they getting it? And how do you know? Join Angela Holzmeister (Classics), Graeme Warren (OMIS), and Atom Yee (Chemistry & Biochemistry) as we discuss a range of in-class activities and techniques to check on students’ learning long before the midterm or project due date. Let's talk about informal and formal strategies across the disciplines that help us find out whether our students are learning what we want them to learn.
- An overview from Vanderbilt
- A How-to video from Grand Canyon University
- Lots of ideas from Michigan State
Monday, November 6, 11:45-12:45 pm, Viewing & Taping A Learning Commons, "Curricular & Pedagogical Change"
Lots of us who have been around a while have weathered down-to-the-roots pedagogical and curricular revision (new core, anyone?). Even when faculty are entirely committed to such ambitious undertakings, it’s typically not pretty, not easy, and not fast. Join us as we talk about the process with Ed Shaefer (Math/CS), Elizabeth Dahlhoff (Biology), Christelle Sabatier (Biology) and Tracy Ruscetti (Biology) as they reflect on the process of upending and rebuilding pedagogies and curricula.
Thursday, November 16, 12:15-1:15 pm, Lucas 126, "Teaching for Ethical Impact"
Teaching for ethical impact is a foundational part of our Jesuit tradition at Santa Clara. But how are we actually doing it? Join us as Alison Benders (JST) and Julia Scott (Bioengineering)---participant
Can't join us but you'd like to learn a little more? Check out this article on teaching ethical reasoning from the AAC&U (American Association of Colleges and Universities).
Thursday, November 30, 12:15-1:15 pm, Lucas 126, "Pedagogy and Technology"
Join us as faculty colleagues share ideas and examples of how they have used technology to reimagine course content and student assignments. Consider how you might incorporate new digital content and activities into your course plan as you hear how some of your SCU colleagues are using technology to enhance their teaching and their students' learning.