After the Forum – Inclusion & Safe Spaces

How do we create safe spaces for learning and navigate situations that may be charged? If you missed the forum, you can catch the video discussion by clicking here?   Safe spaces from what? Racism, sexism, sizism, agism, ableism, etc… How can we talk about race and culture without alienating students and also feeling safe?… Continue reading After the Forum – Inclusion & Safe Spaces

Diversity and the creation of safe spaces in the UWT classroom

February 8, 2016 4-5:30 in the Faculty Resource Center (WG 208) Facilitators Ellen Moore & Michelle Montgomery Michelle and Ellen will define what a “safe classroom” is, outline recent trends in higher education regarding the need to create safe spaces for students, and provide some of their own examples from teaching. Participating faculty will have… Continue reading Diversity and the creation of safe spaces in the UWT classroom

After the forum- Designing high-impact resource-based assignments

If you missed the Teaching Forum this week on designing high-impact resource-based assignments, you can watch the video on Panopto and/or check out the handouts shared by Katie Monks, Libi Sunderman, and Jutta Heller.   Learn best practices and examples of how to create impactful research assignments that develop students’ critical thinking skills and deepen their subject… Continue reading After the forum- Designing high-impact resource-based assignments

After the Forum: What makes good writing?

If you missed the forum, check out the notes below and/or the video of the roundtable discussion at http://bit.ly/1kDFiVI. Good writing is aware writing. Good writing recognizes a sense of context, audience, and based on disciplines. It’s rhetorically savvy. Points of view Literature and composition faculty focused on issue of critical thinking, evidence of learning, and voice.… Continue reading After the Forum: What makes good writing?

Teaching Forum 2015-2016

Forum will be held on Mondays from 4-5:30pm. Locations determined per event. Autumn Nov 16 – What does good student writing look like? Margaret Lundberg, Nicole Blair, Caitlin Carle, Alison Walker-Stromdahl, & Leanne Laux-Bachand Dec 7 –  Designing high-impact resource-based assignments Kathleen “Katie” Monks, Riki Thompson, Libi Sunderman, and Jutta Heller. Winter Feb 8 – Diversity and the… Continue reading Teaching Forum 2015-2016

What does good student writing look like?

Monday, Nov 16, 2015 4-5pm TLC (UWT Library SNO) Facilitators: Margaret Lundberg, Nicole Blair, Caitlin Carle, Alison Walker-Stromdahl, & Leanne Laux-Bachand What does good student writing look like?  Is there a checklist which, like some Platonic Ideal, student writing must fulfill to be considered “good?” Or is it more like pornography—something we can’t quite define, but… Continue reading What does good student writing look like?