Posts Categorized: Scholarship

What We’re Reading: Actual Learning vs. The Feeling of Learning

A drawing of two classrooms: in one, the teacher is lecturing happily to students. In another, students are doing active learning while the teacher looks on, pondering.

illustration by Clare Reid A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2019) is a great demonstration of why teaching only with our guts isn’t enough and why outsourcing overall evaluation of our teaching and our students’ learning to the students themselves is done at our own peril. The article,… Read more »

Pedagogical Principles to Inspire Transformative Student Learning

James Olsen (Philosophy), Program Manager for Faculty Initiatives in CNDLS, shares how he was inspired to create transformational experiences for students at the Summit of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation Council.  In early September I traveled with a pair of students to Merida, Mexico, to participate in the 23rd Summit of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation… Read more »

“So What Are You Going to Do with That?” on Inside Higher Ed

Congratulations to Maggie Debelius, CNDLS Director of Faculty Initiatives and Associate Teaching Professor, whose book “So What Are You Going to Do with That?”: Finding Careers Outside Academia was recommended by Inside Higher Ed contributor Natalie Lundsteen. Earlier this week, Lundsteen – who is also the Director of Graduate Career Development and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry… Read more »