Teaching with Assignments
Whether you are in the process of teaching with or supporting an assignment, there is an impressive array of resources at Carleton. The following resources and organizations are located throughout the institution but there is a strong tradition of people working together across organizational units to support students and faculty members.
Faculty colleagues and academic support professionals can help you identify sources of support for students as they work on assignments; and secure access to data, tools, or expertise including guest lectures or focused instruction sessions. An exhaustive list is included in the Academic Support at Carleton Moodle site. Here are a few highlights.
- The Academic Support Center is an umbrella organization that provides programs and services to students. They include the Academic Skills Coaching (e.g. time management, study skills, and test-preparation skills), Academic Tutoring, Math Skills Center, Prefect Program, Speakeasy, and the Writing Center.
- Academic technologists and reference librarians are great resources if you have questions about tools or information resources available to you or your students.
- Carol Rutz, Director of the College Writing Program, is a great resource if you are interested in getting advice about about writing assignments in a range of disciplines.
- The academic civic engagement initiative focuses on community-based learning, community-based research, and service learning. The initiative site contains links to both a list of potential community projects and opportunities and a collection of data sources about Northfield.
- If you would like help in identifying resources or expertise on campus for a particular project, contact Andrea Nixon, Director of Curricular and Research Support.
Software and Information Resources
While developing background expertise in a new area it can be particularly helpful to get a sense of what tools and information resources are available or could be licensed on your behalf. Academic technologists and reference librarians are great resources if you have questions in this area. Additionally there is a listing of the computer labs available to Carleton students.
Copyright and Institutional Review Board
- If you have questions about fair use or any other aspects of copyright there are educational materials at Carleton's Copyright Committee web site. Have a specific question? Just send the committee an email.
- If class assignments involve students doing research in the community it may be important for you to work with the Institutional Review Board. In some cases it is possible to submit an IRB proposal for an entire course rather than having your students individually write IRB proposals. Contact the Chair of the IRB with any questions.
Production Meetings, Scheduling, and Reservations
While you may be at a preliminary stage in your thinking and planning, it can be helpful to size up resources available on campus.
- If you think that the project you have in mind might involve working with people from multiple groups on campus, production meetings might be helpful. Contact Andrea Nixon, Director of Curricular and Research Support, to learn more.
- Scheduling Services' web site has information about making reservations on campus as well as pointers for arranging for catering.
- Presentation, Events, and Production Support's (PEPS) web site has information about classrooms and meeting rooms on campus.
- PEPS also has a collection of loaner equipment that is available for checkout. It is important to make reservations in advance for class projects.