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Thank You, Belmont Faculty

“‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say.” – Alice Walker November ushers in a time of intentional gratitude and signals that we pause and reflect over all that we can be grateful for right now. In my reflection, I always give thanks for those who taught me the importance of a genuine …

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Teaching Tips from the Pandemic

As the pandemic continues, its lasting impact on our pedagogy is evident in how our shift included unexpected silver linings. Our first Teaching Center luncheon explored what colleagues learned about their pedagogy and how they decided to stick with those techniques/activities that may have started as temporary. Here are a few highlights from the luncheon: …

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Recording of the Tenure and Promotion at Belmont Online Workshop Now Available

In partnership with the Belmont University Tenure, Promotion and Leaves Committee, the Teaching Center recently hosted the workshop, “Tenure & Promotion at Belmont: Best Practices in Creating an Effective Faculty Portfolio.” During this workshop, members of the Tenure, Promotion and Leaves Committee walked attendees through the process of preparing the tenure and promotion portfolio. Faculty …

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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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