Teaching and Learning Committee (TLC)

The goals of the Teaching and Learning Committee (TLC) are to help faculty improve their teaching, to help students improve their learning, and to develop opportunities for conversation and reflection among faculty, students, and staff around topics of teaching and learning. The TLC aims to facilitate the creation of a culture of critical reflection on teaching and learning by responding to the needs expressed by all constituencies of the college. Since the committee is composed of representatives from all three groups, the process of learning is viewed as one that we all share and that by its very nature transcends the boundaries of the classroom and the campus to include everything that we experience.

By supporting ongoing networks of communication throughout the campus community, the TLC seeks to bring a higher level of understanding, deeper reflection, and renewed purpose to our efforts to become responsible global citizens in the increasingly complex and interrelated world in which we live.

The Teaching and Learning Committee is pleased to sponsor a series of faculty-led conversations around your approaches to pedagogy.

[Here is a sneak-peek of what we have planned for spring 2014. Reserve a spot now by clicking the RSVP link in the far right column. Evites will be sent out for individual events.]

Creative Assignments
with Harmony O’Rourke, Brinda Sarathy & Caroline Sauvage
Join us in a conversation about assignments you’ve designed that foster the kind of learning that is important to you. March 12, 11:30-12:30,
Broad Hall 210
(lunch is included; RSVP by 03.07)
Enhancing Teaching & Advising using Sakai
with Leah Herman, Tim Justus, Brian Keeley, Andrea Scott, Claudia Strauss & Nancy Wallis
How to engage students to play a more active role in the process of learning; how to assess students understanding of the course contents; and how to streamline the advising process, all via the help of Sakai March 26, 11:30-12:30,
Language Lounge, Broad Hall
(lunch is included; RSVP by 03.21)
Mini Teaching Demonstration
with Brent Armendinger
During this brief teaching demonstration, Brent will lead faculty through a creative writing assignment. This is a chance to make some (unexpected) connections with your own pedagogy.April 1, 11:30-12:30,
Broad Center 209
(lunch is included; RSVP by 03.28)
Assessment in the Classroom Part 1: In the Beginning There Were SLOs
facilitated by Omar Safie
Come and find out more about Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs), how to create effective ones, and how they can improve the teaching and learning relationship in the classroom.April 7, 10:00-11:00,
Broad Center 208
(coffee/snacks are included; RSVP by 04.04)
Assessment in the Classroom Part 2: Papers, Tests, and Projects Oh My! What do they all have in common?
facilitated by Omar Safie
Simplify the assessment process and learn how to integrate assessment into already existing classroom assignments through the use of assessment criteria/rubrics.April 14, 10:00-11:00,
Broad Center 208(coffee/snacks are included; RSVP by 04.11)
The Flipped Classroom
with Tom Poon
Tom will share how he flipped his classroom to make his lectures the “homework” and increase time for processing content during class.April 17, 11:30-12:30,
Founders Room
(lunch is included; RSVP by 04.12)