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Join a Spring 2018 Teaching Circle

Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) is pleased to announce that the following Teaching Circles have formed for Spring Semester 2018. If you are interested in joining one of these groups, please contact its organizer. Each Circle will hold its initial meeting in January or early February, with the day and time decided by a Doodle poll. To learn about the purpose and organization of Teaching Circles, please see our Call to Form a Teaching Circle blog post.

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Access and Inclusion Project FLC Year 1 Case Studies

The faculty who participated in the NSF iUSE grant-funded Access and Inclusion Project have reported back on their strategies and experiences. As we gather more information, these case studies will be made more robust, but for now, here's a sample of the strategies implemented by the Access and Inclusion faculty in the 2016-17 academic year.

 

Classroom strategies employed by the 2016-17 Access and Inclusion Project faculty

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Call to Form a Teaching Circle for Spring Semester 2018

Michael Starenko--TLS will facilitate a limited number of Teaching Circles in Spring 2018. The call to propose a Teaching Circle is open now.

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Ask Students to Set the Tone for Your Class

Jeremiah Parry-Hill--As part of RIT’s 2017 New Faculty Orientation, I led an interactive exercise called “Best and Worst Class” that comes from Maryellen Weimer’s Teaching Professor blog (link: https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/first-day-of-class-activities-that-create-a-climate-for-learning/) Weimer proposes that by getting students to take an activ

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Resilience--What's Your Angle?

Cha Ron Sattler-Lablanc--Confronting challenges in life is inevitable and, I believe, necessary for learning. When we hit the learning curves in life, we don't usually say, “Hooray! A Learning Opportunity!” When we fall, usually face first, a more typical response is, “Oh, poop” (or similar expletive).

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