Kelly Daniels tried something new with his English 270 class last term. Instead of requiring a more traditional final portfolio project, he had students submit their best writing to some form of journal. The product was an online publication with our English faculty as the intended audience. Please read Kelly's own description of the project and his reflections on the students learning that took place. (Description was originally addressed to his colleagues in the English Department).
Only an A-? Combating Grade Inflation. By Rich Long. "End of the winter semester. Grades are in, and students will start accessing them by computer today. Then the calls and e-mails will begin arriving from those who expected - or demand - a higher grade than they got. Those I can handle. Irate mothers are another matter . . . ." (article submitted by Dara Wegman-Geedey)
Wednesday, January 21
Power Point Workshop
4:00 p.m. - Evald 315
Have you been using PowerPoint in your classroom, but not getting the feedback you hoped? When you turn down the lights, do your students turn down the sheets and fluff up their pillows? Maybe it's time to talk PowerPoint with others having the same problems.
On January 21st at 4:00 p.m. Paul Lewellan (Adjunct Faculty in Business Administration) will host a PowerPoint workshop in Evald 315. This is not a "how-to" introduction to PowerPoint. It is designed for people who already use PowerPoint, but want to use it more effectively.
(In addition to teaching Business Writing and Performance Studies at Augustana, Paul has published 22 short stories. His firm, PHL Consulting, does communication training and executive mentoring for area businesses.)
Thursday, January 22
New Faculty Teaching Circle (repeat of January 14)
10:30 a.m. - Old Main 128
Thursday, January 22
ACTL Faculty Forum
Student Attitudes and Behavior in the Classroom
4:30 p.m. - Old Main 128
Does the gender of a faculty member influence the way students interact and respond in class? Do men and women faculty experience different patterns of student reaction to written comments and critiques? Sharon Varallo will begin the session by presenting a summary of some research on these topics and will help facilitate the follow-up discussion.
- "Students 101: How to tailor your teaching to the interrupter, the hijacker, and other familiar types."http://chronicle.com/weekly/v55/i06/06a12001.htm
- ACTL Website: http://www.augustana.edu/x10019.xml
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