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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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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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Sabbatical Leaves

In a continuing series on sabbaticals, the Teaching Center will be offering a mini-workshop session: Post-Sabbatical: Now What? Wednesday, March 1 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Ayers (JAAC) 1045 We will hear from several Belmont faculty members who recently completed a semester-long sabbatical leave.  In particular, Natalia Pelaz (Foreign Languages), Judy Skeen (Religion) and John Niedzwiecki (Biology) will talk informally about their experience transitioning …

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MLK Week Lunch Discussion Reflections

Teaching Center Luncheon Dr. Marla Frederick, Professor of African and African American Studies and the Study of Religion, Harvard University   “Between Racial Reconciliation and Social Justice: The Challenge of Contemporary Christianity”   On Wednesday, January 18, as part of MLK Week at Belmont, Dr. Marla Frederick led a Teaching Center lunch discussion for an engaged …

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New Faculty Mentor Breakfast

On Tuesday, August 23, new faculty gathered for breakfast and to meet their faculty mentor. The faculty mentoring program has existed for many years and pairs new faculty with a current faculty member outside of his/her discipline.  This program allows for building community, seeking advice, networking, and friendship.  This year’s new faculty and mentors are: …

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