Fall 2010: Bountiful Harvest: Reflections on Learning, Past and Present
- Created 19 October 2010; Published 19 November 2010LTC: Thinking about Thinking: Metacognition and Student Learning
Funded by a grant from the Teagle Foundation, a Collegium of faculty members at ACM colleges have spent the last two years researching ways to enhance student learning by incorporating metacognitive strategies into their classroom teaching. Come hear about projects in elementary Latin, biology, and piano.
Featuring Clara Hardy, professor of classical languages; Kent McWilliams, associate professor of music, St. Olaf College; and Diane Angell, assistant professor of biology, St. Olaf College
- Created 14 October 2010; Published 19 November 2010LTC: On A Piece of Chalk
In Norwich, England, in 1868, noted advocate of liberal arts education Thomas Henry Huxley began a lecture by drawing attention to a piece of chalk and arguing that modern evidentiary reason reveals the interconnections among all things. To this day, the idea of interconnectedness continues to mark the human understanding fostered by a liberal arts education.
Dale Guthrie, professor emeritus of zoology, University of Alaska, and this year’s Argument and Inquiry Seminars Convocation speaker
- Created 12 October 2010; Published 19 November 2010LTC: Why Very Good Is No Longer Good Enough: Remaking Liberal Learning for a Diverse, Global Society
Colleges and universities known for their academic excellence face a difficult challenge in the 21st century. How can we demonstrate our contemporary relevance without losing our traditional strengths? Come learn how various forms of civic engagement are transforming and revitalizing quality undergraduate education. Co-sponsored by the Division of Student Life
Edward Zlotkowski, Headley Distinguished Visitor-in-Residence, professor of English at Bentley University (Waltham, Massachusetts), and founding director of Bentley’s Service-Learning Center
- Created 5 October 2010; Published 29 November 2010LTC: Panoramic Images and Panoramic Consciousness
Thanks to digital photography, panoramic photographs have become popular in the last decade. This talk explores the remarkably radical esthetics of the panorama as an image form and traces its history back to the late 18th century. It argues that “panoramic consciousness”—the aspiration to immerse oneself in an image—may be one of the central driving forces in the evolution of visual media.
A Dialogos: Faculty Research Exchange presentation by John Schott, James Woodward Strong Professor of the Liberal Arts (presenter), and Beth McKinsey, professor of English and American studies (discussant)
- Created 28 September 2010; Published 29 November 2010LTC: Confessions of First-Time Writing Portfolio Readers
Carleton’s sophomore writing portfolio functions as both a direct assessment of student work and a faculty development opportunity. Three faculty members who were new to the process in June 2010 discuss their experience and related revelations; Carol Rutz provides brief context.
John Weiss, visiting assistant professor of physics; Yansi Pérez, assistant professor of Spanish; Daniel Groll, assistant professor of philosophy; and Carol Rutz, director of the College Writing Program and senior lecturer in English
- Created 21 September 2010; Published 29 November 2010LTC: Digital Nation
Electronic media are radically changing the way this generation of students thinks, learns, and socializes—perhaps for the better, perhaps not. Join us as we view a brief segment from a PBS Frontline program that explores these issues and discuss the potentially revolutionary implications of these changes.
Cam Davidson, professor of geology; Mija Van Der Wege, associate professor of psychology; and Sam Dunnewold ’12, CAMS major