Spring 2006: Teaching and Learning in Community at Carleton

  • Created 30 May 2006; Published 15 December 2008
    New Initiatives in Academic Civic Engagement

    Kelly Connole, Assistant Professor of Studio Art, Empty Bowls Project; Kelly Connole, Vice President, Business Development, First National Bank; Nazish Zafar ’07, Service Internship, Kitezh Children’s Community; Kaluga Region, Russia; Avianne Boney ’07, Student Academic Civic Engagement Coordinator; Erin Sterling ’05, Educational Associate, ACT; Amber Swiggum ’06, Panel Moderator, Student Academic Civic Engagement Coordinator

    Academic Civic Engagement continues to be an important part of many Carleton courses, independent studies, comps projects and not-for-credit experiences. This session highlights at least three initiatives:

    1) The College Board of Business Consultants, an effort to connect Northfield college students with local businesses "to study, research and potenitally solve real-world business dilemmas", represented by Rick Estenson, Vice President, Business Development, First National Bank of Northfield

    2) Initiative for Service Internships in International Development, represented by Nazish Zafar ’07 whose summer 2005 internship was with Kitezh Children’s Community, in the Kaluga Region, Russia

    3) Empty Bowls, a project of Carleton ceramics classes to benefit the Northfield Community Action Center, represented by Kelly Connole, Assistant Professor of Studio Art.

  • Created 23 May 2006; Published 2 December 2008
    Considering Moddle and Sakai: Reflecting on Our Pilot Project

    Andrea Nixon, Associate Director of Academic Computing, Information Technology Services; Mary Savina, Coordinator, Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching and Professor of Geology; Melissa Eblen-Zayas, Assistant Professor of Physics; David Musicant, Assistant Professor of Computer Science; Annick Fritz-Smead, Visiting Lecturer in French; Michael Duyzend ‘08, Student Experimenter

    A Course Management System has the potential to allow students and faculty easy electronic access to assignments, grades, on-line reviews and quizzes, course calendars, discussion forums, research, and others. The two systems under consideration, Sakai and Moodle, are both the products of collaborative software development in the higher education community.

  • Created 18 May 2006; Published 12 December 2008
    Educating the Net Generation

    Diana Oblinger, PhD, Vice President for EDUCAUSE; Leah Sipher-Mann ‘06, student; Jason Lord ‘06, student

    Most colleges and universities face a generation gap between “digital natives” (students) and “digital immigrants” (faculty and administrators). Age and exposure to technology has changed how we work, live, and learn. The learning styles, attitudes, and approaches of today’s high school students differ from those of 18-22 year old college students. Those of adult learners are different, yet again. An essential component of creating effective learning environments is understanding learners. This presentation describes “the Net Generation learner” and highlights some implications for higher education. 

    Cosponsors: ITS and Academic Computing Advisory Committee

  • Created 9 May 2006; Published 9 December 2008
    Disciplinary Communities: Faculty Leadership in Professional Societies

    Neil Lutsky, Professor of Psychology; Cathryn Manduca, Director, Science Education Resource Center; Nancy Wilkie, Professor of Classics, Anthropology, and the Liberal Arts

    Neil Lutsky served for three years as national president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. Nancy Wilkie served for four years as president of the Archaeological Institute of America and is currently serving on the President’s Cultural Property Advisory Committee. Cathy Manduca brings a perspective from the professional societies that rely on academic service; she is past President of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers and currently serves as chair of the American Geophysical Union’s Committee on Education and Human Resources.

  • Created 3 May 2006; Published 15 December 2008
    Signature Pedagogies: Lessons From the Professions

    Lee Shulman, President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

    Lee Shulman is a graduate of the University of Chicago and has a distinguished career in education and educational psychology at Michigan State University and Stanford before he joined the Carnegie Foundation in 1997 as its eighth president. Lee is one of this country’s most influential thinkers on higher education, particularly on scholarship of teaching and learning, teaching portfolios, “signature pedagogies,” and conceiving colleges as communities of teachers and scholars.

  • Created 20 April 2006; Published 23 January 2008
    Knowledge Surveys: Classroom Assessment Made Simple – and Fun

    Karl Wirth, Associate Professor of Geology, Macalester College

    Ask yourself: Do you know where your students are? Yes, of course, they are physically present during your class periods. But do you know how much they already know about the topics you plan to cover today or tomorrow? Would it change the level of your discussions or the pace of your teaching if you did know?

    Knowledge surveys are easy classroom assessment tools, designed to find out what your students already know and what concepts they have trouble with. They are also excellent ways to increase student interest in the material you are presenting and discussing. They can be used at the beginning of a course or at multiple points throughout the term. Knowledge surveys are applicable to all disciplines; this site discusses their use in geoscience classes, but also links to articles from several other fields: http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/assess/knowledgesurvey/index.html

  • Created 4 April 2006; Published 27 July 2010
    LTC: Rick Reis
    Intellectual community comes in many forms. For several years, Rick Reis has promoted an "academic commons" in the higher education world through the Tomorrow's Professor Listserv, a service that brings short, trenchant articles about higher education to its subscribers - free - twice a week. As the listserv site says, it is "desk-top faculty development, one hundred times a year." Rick has been to Carleton several times before (some of you may remember his model of progressive "elevator," "hallway," and "office" talks in response to a "What are you working on?" question). Rick has an extensive background in writing, editing and reviewing. He is the Bush Visiting Writing Scholar this term. Tomorrow’s Professor: Creating an on-line community of scholars Richard M. Reis Consulting Professor, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Departments Stanford University

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