Friday, October 14, 2016

Learning to Help: The Importance of Education in Supporting ethical Volunteering.

"In schools, colleges, and universities across the world, we are educating our young minds to become global citizens, encouraging good will, a zest for life and a desire to travel and to grow in the world. We are actively encouraging voluntary service--it is fast becoming an expectation on a CV or resume. However, we are not yet (for some reason) teaching our students how to carefully choose their voluntary service; nor about the importance of choosing ethically, sustainably and critically."

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Professional Development Roundtable in Conjunction with ArfsFest: A Panel Discussion on Art and Utopia

Join us next Thursday for this special ArtsFest event: a panel discussion on Art and Utopia.


Teaching Faculty Forum: Alicia Suarez, "From the Ivory Tower to the Prison: Rewards and Challenges of Teaching in a Women's Prison

Join us next Wednesday, at which Alicia Suarez (Sociology and Anthropology) will talk about her experience teaching marginalized students at a women’s state prison during her recent sabbatical.


Friday, October 7, 2016

Teaching Roundtable: "Team-Based Advising using Student Success Collaborative (SSC)."

This Teaching Roundtable will focus on DePauw's use of the Student Success Collaborative (SSC) to facilitate team-based advising that enables faculty members, class deans, and other advisors to provide integrated support for students.


Friday, September 30, 2016

GLCA's Oral History in the Liberal Arts, Prof. Ric S. Sheffield (Kenyon)

Come hear about the GLCA's new program to promote and support the teaching of oral history methodologies and the development of oral history projects as “high impact” teaching practices in the liberal arts environment. Grants are available. If you wish a one-on-one meeting, Ric Sheffield will be available 10:00-11:30, 12:30-1:30, 6 October 2016. Contact him at


Research Faculty Forum: Diana Sinton, “Interpreting Student Learning in the Geospatial Technology Sciences.”

Geographic information systems (GIS) and related geo-technologies are increasingly applied in novel ways across numerous academic disciplines. Concepts such as location, scale, representation, and distance play particularly important roles in knowledge-building, and this contributes to the appeal of GIS as a tool to support learning. Yet the experience of using a GIS draws upon skills and abilities that likely extend beyond the learning outcomes that the instructor had anticipated. In this presentation we will share current research that provides insights for alternative approaches to assessment of student learning in these environments. 


Friday, September 23, 2016

Teaching Roundtable: Can Rubrics Make Us Better Teachers?

Three DePauw faculty members—Lydia Marshall (Sociology and Anthropology), Tim Good (Theater and Communication), and Rich Martoglio (Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Q Program)—who have gone through American Association of Colleges and Universities' training and scoring in the VALUE Rubric project will talk about their experiences and how they are (or are not) using the rubrics in their teaching. Ken Kirkpatrick, Susan Hahn, and Rebecca Schindler will also give an update on how using the rubric for assessing student writing, and they will share some data from the last two years of our internal writing assessment project.