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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).