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Building a Network to Help First-Generation Students Succeed

Dec 01, 2016
To help low-income and first-generation students succeed, build them a network, says Carl Strikwerda, president of Elizabethtown College, in Pennsylvania. Students from homes or high schools where few others have gone on to college don’t have peers they can turn to for advice when times get tough.

Small Teaching: Lessons for Faculty from the Science of Learning

Nov 03, 2016
Small changes to your teaching, implemented tomorrow morning, can improve student learning in your courses.

The Personal Lecture

Dec 04, 2016
Introduction to Psychology is about to begin. A student in the front row of the studio audience cues her 23 classmates to give her professors a rousing cheer. Cameras are rolling as the rest of the class — all 910 of them — tune in from their dorm rooms, coffee shops, and study rooms at the University of Texas flagship campus.

3 Steps for Building a Professional Learning Network

Nov 04, 2016
Recently, a colleague asked me, “What is a PLN?” She was taking a graduate course on technology implementation and was required to form a “PLN” using digital communities and tools. But after signing up for various wikis, Nings, and virtual professional groups, she was overwhelmed: “Do I have to actually log in and check all of these things on a regular basis?! Is that what ‘having a PLN’ means?”

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CFE News

Building a Network to Help First-Generation Students Succeed

Dec 01, 2016
To help low-income and first-generation students succeed, build them a network, says Carl Strikwerda, president of Elizabethtown College, in Pennsylvania. Students from homes or high schools where few others have gone on to college don’t have peers they can turn to for advice when times get tough.

Small Teaching: Lessons for Faculty from the Science of Learning

Nov 03, 2016
Small changes to your teaching, implemented tomorrow morning, can improve student learning in your courses.

The Personal Lecture

Dec 04, 2016
Introduction to Psychology is about to begin. A student in the front row of the studio audience cues her 23 classmates to give her professors a rousing cheer. Cameras are rolling as the rest of the class — all 910 of them — tune in from their dorm rooms, coffee shops, and study rooms at the University of Texas flagship campus.

3 Steps for Building a Professional Learning Network

Nov 04, 2016
Recently, a colleague asked me, “What is a PLN?” She was taking a graduate course on technology implementation and was required to form a “PLN” using digital communities and tools. But after signing up for various wikis, Nings, and virtual professional groups, she was overwhelmed: “Do I have to actually log in and check all of these things on a regular basis?! Is that what ‘having a PLN’ means?”

Nov 7

Faculty Conversation: Teaching in South Texas

12PM-1PM, CCH 113

Nov 9

Faculty Conversation: Teaching Large Classes

12PM-1PM, CCH 113