In the following post, Mindy McWilliams, Assistant Director for Assessment, shares some thoughts on assessment in higher education.
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In March 2009, Randy Bass and Bret Eynon (LaGuardia Community College) shared their thoughts on teaching, learning, and technology as guest bloggers for The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s Wired Campus blog.
Inspired by a session led by the Center for Social Justice Teaching, Research, and Service (CSJ) at our annual Teaching, Learning, and Innovation Summer Institute (TLISI), Doug Reed (Government) decided to integrate community-based learning into his Politics of Education course.
Walking past the classroom where Matt Hamilton teaches Bio-104, the second semester of the introductory biology sequence, you might be surprised to see some 200 students eagerly flipping coins in small groups.
Members of the Georgetown community joined director Jim Whitaker (C ’90) on September 30 for a special screening of Rebirth, a feature-length documentary that follows several people whose lives were affected by the events of September 11, 2001.
“In addition to trying to get students to think about diversity and tolerance, I actually got them to learn more social psychology; the whole process of thinking about each of the topics in a personal and applied way led to better academic understanding as well as good ethical applications.”
President DeGioia recently interviewed author, scientist, and teacher John Seely Brown about how universities such as Georgetown can respond to the challenges of educating students in a technology-driven global society. During the conversation, President DeGioia pointed to CNDLS and our work as an example of how Georgetown is grappling with these challenges. You can watch… Read more »
Daryl Nardick, Director of Strategic Project Integration, shares the following thoughts on a recent conference she attended.
As part of our work in the area of assessment, CNDLS offers Mid-Semester Teaching Feedback sessions. These sessions give faculty the opportunity to solicit students’ opinions on a class as it’s still going on, rather than waiting for end-of-semester evaluations or surveys.
In this post on the Georgetown University Digital Commons Labs blog, Program Coordinator Anna Kruse shares some strategies for evaluating student work on course and research blogs. She points out some useful resources, including rubrics that you might adapt for your own teaching.