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.


Friday, September 16, 2016

Teaching Faculty Forum: Omid Fotuhi, Stanford U., "Principles and Practices for Fostering Effective Growth Mindset"

A workshop-style presentation for faculty advisors to improve student engagement and learning. The focus of the lunch session will be on helping educators to effectively incorporate growth mindset strategies in the their day-to-day communication and advising as well as in the classroom.


Higher Education Seminar Series: Financial Management in Higher Education with Brad Kelsheimer

This talk will review how dollars flow into and out of an academic enterprise and why established--and seemingly broken--economic structures have persisted in private higher education. 


Friday, September 9, 2016

Higher Education Seminar Series: "Understanding Fundraising in the Context of Higher Education" with Melanie Norton

Join us for lunch as Melanie Norton, Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement, speaks to us about fundraising trends in higher education. 


Friday, September 2, 2016

GrantForward Webinar

GrantForward invites researchers to join them on Thursday September 15 at 2:00 - 2:40pm (Central Time) for a GrantForward Webinar. This webinar will focus on getting to know GrantForward-- more specifically, what can GrantForward do for you to help moving your research forward? They will showcase a few useful and popular use cases of how they see researchers are making good use of GrantForward to learn about funding opportunities in an effortless way-- including searching by filters, setting grant alerts, monitoring favorite sponsors, getting recommendations, and so on. For more information contact Corrine Wagner.

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Research Faculty Forum with Dan Gurnon, "Rare Disease Research with DePauw Students"

Join us for the first faculty forum of 2016-2017, a presentation by Dan Gurnon (Chemistry and Biochemistry) on his research with DePauw students. This event will be held on September 7, 2016 from 11:30 - 1:00 in the Union Building Ballroom.