Category: Recent Events

Critical Thinking: Knowing It When You See It

  In a recent Teaching Center workshop, participants discussed how to see and cultivate critical thinking in the classroom. As part of this workshop, Jeremy Lane, director of the School of Music, offered a 4×4 matrix of critical thinking focused on identifying critical thinking, discerning its unique characteristics, developing critical thinking in the classroom, and …

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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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Faculty Kick-Off Spring Semester with Diverse Faculty Breakfast

  Faculty gathered together last Tuesday for the Diverse Faculty Breakfast. Dr. Phil Johnston, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, led the program by welcoming faculty and discussing diversity initiatives and recruitment efforts at Belmont. The breakfast also included brief reports from Belmont First-Year Fellows, Welcome Home Diversity Council, and the Faculty Inclusion, Diversity and Equity …

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Recent Events

Belmont Faculty Present Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Lilly Conference   Nine Belmont faculty participated in the Lilly Conference on College Teaching November 21-23 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Based on ongoing scholarship and/or longstanding collaborations with campus colleagues, four faculty members contributed four presentations as part of the Evidence-Based Learning and Teaching …

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Recently at the Teaching Center…

Teaching Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary On April 1, the Teaching Center hosted its final lunch discussion of the spring semester. Faculty and staff gathered to celebrate 25 years of the Teaching Center at Belmont University. At the luncheon, former Teaching Center directors offered comments regarding the role of the Teaching Center on campus during their …

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Recently at the Teaching Center…

 Christie Kleinmann Named Assistant Director for 2019-2020 Christie Kleinmann, Associate Professor of Public Relations, will serve as the Teaching Center Assistant Director for 2019-20.  Christie has been very involved in Teaching Center programs during her time at Belmont, including active participation in recent Teaching Center August and May workshops, reading groups, and lunch discussions.  She brings strong communication skills to …

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Recently at the Teaching Center…

Guest Presenter: Charles Robinson On January 22 the Teaching Center partnered with the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee to host its first lunch discussion of Spring 2019. Guest presenter, Charles Robinson, spoke on “A Native American Perspective on Inclusion for our Classrooms.” Charles spoke to attendees about gaining a more inclusive understanding of tribal culture …

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Recently at the Teaching Center…

On April 12th, the Teaching Center hosted its final lunch discussion of the 2017-18 school year. The luncheon, “Celebrating Effective Teaching: Applying Teaching and Learning Ideas in the Classroom”, examined interesting and innovative teaching ideas that faculty members explored over the last year.  Attendees heard from eight faculty members who implemented ideas from one of …

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Recently at the Teaching Center…

February Lunch Discussions Embedding Career Readiness in the Classroom Belmont University aspires to be a premier teaching university, bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.  We know that 94% of Belmont’s graduates are employed or pursing graduate school within six months of employment—but are they …

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