Category: First Year Faculty

Summer 2020 Reading Groups

The Teaching Center will offer summer reading groups again this year. To sign up for a group, email the Teaching Center (teachingcenter@belmont.edu) with the title(s) of the book(s) you are interested in reading.  You are welcome to sign up for more than one group. Please reply by Friday, April 17 so that we have adequate time to determine which books have sufficient interest to …

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Advice from Teaching and Learning Sources: Do Less

The move of classroom structure to an online format has pushed many of us from our comfort zone. As we navigate this new terrain, we wanted to share an article that offers advice to faculty in their pivot to online instruction. Anya Kamenetz in the article “Panic-gogy: Teaching Online Classes During the Coronavirus Pandemic” encourages …

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Spring 2020 Events and Deadlines

The Teaching Center has a number of events and opportunities this semester. Details are provided below. The Teaching Center will email invitations and reminders for individual events and opportunities. Lunch Discussions Tuesday, January 14 Faculty as Front-Line Truth Workers: Preparing Students to Evaluate the News 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Massey Boardroom, 4th Floor …

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Fall 2019 Events and Deadlines

The Teaching Center has a number of events and opportunities this semester. Details are provided below. The Teaching Center will email invitations and reminders for individual events and opportunities.   Lunch Discussions Friday, September 27 Diversity and Inclusion From Our Students’ Perspectives Noon – 1:30 p.m. Massey Boardroom *in conjunction with Diversity Week   Tuesday, …

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Upcoming Teaching Center Events and Opportunities

I’m writing today with the final blog post of the 2018-2019 academic year. The blog will be taking a break until August, but don’t hesitate to contact us in the meantime with any questions, comments, or suggestions. Below are some reminders of upcoming Teaching Center events and opportunities. If you want to arrange for a …

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Get to Know First-Year Faculty

Christopher Born, PhD Assistant Professor of Japanese and Asian Studies BA, Valparaiso University MA, Washington University PhD, Washington University What is your educational/professional background? My love of learning foreign languages began at age five, when my mother gave me some audiobooks and learning tapes in French. I began studying German from age 8-15. Despite being …

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