It All Begins Next Week! New Faculty Seminar Series

Monday, August 17th, marks the beginning of our New Faculty Seminar series. Apple reps will be providing training on iTunes U and specifically some of the exciting new changes like an integrated grade book and private discussions. Two sessions will be available: August 17, 8:30-11:30 am, HSS 1018 (20 person limit) and August 17, 12:30-3:30 pm, HSS 1018 … Read more

Building a Better Discussion from The Chronicle of Higher Education

My research on teaching and learning in higher education began when I was hired as a graduate assistant at the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence, at Northwestern University, back in the late 1990s. The center had a large library room with tall bookcases lining one wall and deep filing cabinets against another. Within those cabinets … Read more

Modeling the Behavior We Expect in Class

In 1961, a Stanford University psychologist named Albert Bandura conducted a soon-to-be famous experiment. He had young children watch adults interact with an inflatable “Bobo” doll in a toy-strewn room. Half of the children observed an adult acting aggressively toward the doll: pummeling, hitting, attacking the defenseless toy with mallets. The other half watched an … Read more