Active Learning Techniques: November 2021 Bulletin

What is Active Learning? Active learning is a pedagogical approach that focuses not only on what students are learning, but on how they learn. Research has shown that the transmission of understanding is not achievable by simply telling students what they need to know (Cambridge Assessment, 2021). Thus, in an active learning environment, instead of…

Raising Rigor in the Classroom: October 2021 Bulletin

The term “academic rigor” has been circulating its way through academia for at least a decade, yet many faculty grapple with what the term means for their own practice. A nuanced understanding of rigor can help us rethink our expectations of students and reconsider what we consider academic achievement. In an authentically rigorous learning environment,…

Benefits of Teaching Observations: September 2021 Bulletin

Benefits of Teaching Observations (Colleague Assessment) Peer feedback is a process that is often used by faculty to help their students assess one another and grow as learners and thinkers. Just like students, faculty also have room for growth in their teaching practices, making peer teaching observation and feedback amongst colleagues an important professional development…