reading group

Greetings from Green Bay! Our very own Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) is hosting a reading series about The Association of American Colleges and Universities’ High-Impact Practices (HIPs). HIPs turn 10 this year, and in honor of that milestone and an initiative sponsored by UW System and the National Association of System…

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Our colleagues across the University shared the following examples course policies from their syllabi. You are free to use and/or modify the language you find here as you build your courses. Thanks to all who contributed to this project! This page is a continual work-in-progress. With your help, we hope to add and update it…

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Good-bye, rust-colored chalkboards! Over summer 2018, dust-covered Theatre Hall 316 was transformed into a collaborative learning space. Those who teach and learn in this room may structure it in multiple ways to foster learning and engagement — with or without the use of its state-of-the-art technology (further resources below). Instructors and students will have access to…

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Students increasingly struggle to cobble together the financial aid and support required to graduate from college. Join Denise Bartell, Jon Shelton, and Alisa Lamal for a frank discussion of the growing crisis, and possible solutions offered in Sara Goldrick-Rab’s award-winning book: Paying the Price. Apr. 25, 11-12:30 PM Register here: Paying the Price Download the calendar…

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Join CATL and facilitators, Drs. Kate Burns and David Voelker, for a book discussion on Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization by Cia Verschelden. Feb. 26, MAC 201 10:00-11:30 Mar. 26, MAC 201 10:00-11:30 Register here: Bandwidth Recovery Download the calendar events here: Feb 26th or March…

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Leaders in this book discussion will take up Alexander Astin’s theory that “college’s obsession with smartness shortchanges students, which widens inequities.” This discussion will be held Nov. 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Vista Room (MAC Hall 301). A limited number of copies of the book can be borrowed by contacting Stacie Christian…

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Collaborative learning occurs at many scales, from quick discussion prompts to semester-long projects. Talk through readings that explore the nuances of collaborative learning with your colleagues at this reading group. Together these two readings help us understand different types of collaborative learning and the strengths of each. Barkley, E. and Cross, Patricia. (2014). Collaborative Learning…

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“Gamification” generally refers to the translation of game elements, mechanics, and dynamics for use in other areas—and often with the end goal of increasing engagement. When used in education, gamification takes on a unique form and raises an additional set of questions, which we will explore through these readings and lively discussion. This discussion’s follow-up…

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