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May
6
2019
ATL Assistant Director Dr. Christopher Richmann reports and reflects upon the Cherry Award Summit on Great Teaching, a collaboration between the ATL and the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching.
Apr
10
2019
Friend of the ATL Dr. Karenna Malavanti (Psychology & Neuroscience) sent us this helpful piece she spotted at the Chronicle of Higher Education. The lecture has fallen on hard times and has received (valid) criticism, but it isn't dead - nor should it be.
Mar
26
2019
Congratulations to a good friend of the ATL on his recent recognition from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Sic'em, Dr. Yoo!
Jan
3
2019
Tomorrow's Professor shares the full text of this timely paper from the Occasional Paper team at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan, authored by Karishma Collette, Sara Armstrong, and Christine Simonian Bean.
Dec
20
2018
Online Teaching and Learning Services (OTLS), a unit of Library and Academic Technology Services (LATS), has released their Spring 2019 calendar of workshops and webinars for Baylor faculty. All OTLS events are cross-listed in the ATL events calendar for your convenience. Click for more information.
Oct
8
2018
It is practically cliche that instructors report the goal to develop "critical thinking" in students. This article from College Teaching 53 (2005) approaches that aim with the aid of cognitive science theory and research. Lesson one? Critical thinking isn't easy, it's hard.
Jul
19
2018
Online Teaching and Learning Services (OTLS), a unit of Library and Academic Technology Services (LATS), has released their Fall 2018 calendar of workshops and webinars for Baylor faculty. All OTLS events are cross-listed in the ATL events calendar for your convenience. Click for more information and registration.
Jul
10
2018
"[W]hen it comes to closing the shameful gaps in college student success, we need to place pedagogy at the center of our efforts." -Kevin Gannon writing for The Chronicle of Higher Education
Jun
12
2018
Key points and factors from the review paper "Conditions
Under Which Assessment Supports Student Learning," by G. Gibbs and C. Simpson (2004).
May
28
2018
Eleven faculty members have been recognized as Outstanding Faculty in the areas of teaching, scholarship and contributions to the academic community for the 2017-2018 academic year.
May
22
2018
WACO, Texas (May 22, 2018) – Three Baylor University professors in theology, history and educational leadership have been selected as the 2018 Baylor Centennial Professors by the Centennial Faculty Development Review Committee.
May
11
2018
The ATL celebrates Dr. Marie Hastings-Tolsma, professor in the Louise Herrington School of Nursing, receiving the Excellence in Teaching Award from the American College of Nurse-Midwives for outstanding teaching in nurse-midwifery.
May
8
2018
Writing in The Chronicle, David Gooblar (University of Iowa) provides another example of why we should be lecturing less and using active-learning strategies more.
Mar
20
2018
Trying to teach "noncognitive" skills like self-control and grit via inherently cognitive mechanisms like willpower and executive function can set up a vicious cycle of increasing stress, failure, and social isolation.
Mar
16
2018
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2018) — Rebecca McCumbers Flavin, Ph.D., senior lecturer of political science at Baylor University, has been selected as this year’s Collins Outstanding Professor Award recipient. This award is distinctive because the recipient is determined by the senior class.
Mar
12
2018
David Gooblar writing at the Chronicle for Higher Education suggests ways to use the "rhetorical modes" of other media with which students are already familiar.
Mar
1
2018
A notable 2014 article on biology teaching and learning published by CBE-Life Sciences Education. The authors end with four potential adjustments to grading in undergraduate science courses for instructors to consider.
Jan
25
2018
WACO, Texas (Jan. 25, 2018) – Baylor University has named Neil K. Garg, Ph.D., professor of chemistry at UCLA, as the 2018 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching.
Jan
24
2018
Tomorrow's Professor shares an excerpt from Jay Howard's Discussion in the College Classroom (Jossey-Bass, 2015), examining students' views on the classroom, their responsibilities, and the instructor's responsibilities.
Jan
12
2018
This article from the journal New Directions for Teaching and Learning 2017, no. 151 (Fall 2017) describes the "Universal Design for Learning" framework as an answer to that question.
Jan
4
2018
The Tomorrow's Professor eNewsletter shares an excerpt on the pros and cons of various ways to form working groups from A Guide to Teaching in the Active Learning Classroom by Paul Baepler, et al. (Stylus, 2016).
Oct
25
2017
The Chronicle's Dan Berrett profiles Harvard Physics professor Eric Mazur. "I'd been fooling myself for many years thinking I was an effective professor. But it was a house of cards."
Oct
5
2017
The ATL provided logistical support to the President's Office for the panel event "Women's Paths to Professor: Promotion Successes"
Sep
14
2017
Dr. Richmann's letter to the editor at the Chronicle of Higher Education offers a constructive counterpoint.
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