Category: Recent Events

Recently at the Teaching Center…

A World of Possibilities: Curriculum Elements and Opportunities from Around the Globe As part of Belmont’s Diversity Week, the Teaching Center hosted a lunch discussion focusing on teaching and learning experiences and approaches from around the world. Attendees heard from Belmont faculty members who have extended beyond Western ideas and frameworks to enrich their students’ learning. …

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Recently at the Teaching Center…

Academic Rigor and Student Success Lunch Discussion Professor John M. Braxton of the Higher Education Leadership and Policy Program at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University led a discussion on the role that course examination questions play in the process of student persistence in private residential colleges and universities.  His analysis utilized a sample of 408 first-time, …

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Recently at the Teaching Center…

Short-term Study Abroad Programs: An Introduction to Teaching on the Road from Faculty Leaders Lunch Discussion Presenters (left to right):  Thandi Dinani, Alison Parker, Nathan Webb, and Mimi Bernard Creating a Maymester or summer study abroad program is one way that a faculty member can internationalize the curriculum and take learning outside of the classroom.  For this …

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Recently at the Teaching Center…

Integrating Digital Assignments into an Existing Course January Workshop To begin the new semester, Belmont faculty with some recent experience in using Scholarship of Digital Information (SoDI) sources presented ways to create new assignments for an existing course to foster interdisciplinary learning and collaboration.  SoDI assignments attempt to integrate current Internet databases and archives with the full …

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