CELT is hosting a summer teaching book club on Harriet Schwartz’s book Connected Teaching, starting at 12pm on Wednesday, June 23rd and meeting every two weeks through the rest of the summer. We’d love for you to join us for the conversation about this book that explores the connections between teaching and relationships which is central to Lasallian pedagogy both online and face-to-face. A few of the interesting topics will be:
Connected teaching when there isn’t enough time
Assessment as a relational practice
Setting appropriate boundaries with learners
Power and relationships in the classroom
As we make our way into and through summer courses, students are handing in their first assignments. For an instructor, this can be a daunting time. We subconsciously realize that the marks we put on a physical or digital paper stake out the relationship we have with a student for the rest of the course. So what kind of feedback helps students the most in courses? It may not be the kind of feedback you as an instructor got from your instructors in college. The keys that come up over and over again in the research can be summed up in three words: specific, timely, and personal. Click through to see what those mean.
We were ecstatic to have Dr. Annika Konrad come to Saint Mary’s to talk to faculty and staff about access, pedagogy, and interdependence. There was great discussion and many takeaways from the talk and workshop. But if you missed them, you can now see the recordings on our recordings page, or click “read more” to see them here! You do have to be logged in to your smumn.edu Canvas account to access the recordings.
Access Services, Integratus, and the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will be welcoming Dr. Annika Konrad of Dartmouth College for a virtual talk on March 24 at 12:15pm and a virtual workshop for faculty on March 25 at 2pm. Both events will be on Zoom. The title of her talk will be, “Learning from Stories of Access Fatigue: Building Interdependence into Pedagogical Design”.
Exams and quizzes have been part of higher education for centuries. It’s not easy to break old habits. But they have well-known weaknesses that make them hard to recommend in a pandemic situation.