Category: Recent Events

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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Recently at the Teaching Center…

The Elephant in the Classroom: Addressing Sensitive Topics with Skill and Courage For many faculty, leading classroom discussions on sensitive topics is a persistent challenge. Topics like politics, religion, race and ethnicity, sexuality, and healthcare can come up in courses in a multitude of programs and disciplines. How faculty navigate these discussions can greatly impact …

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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…

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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