Wikipedia Editing In the Classroom

by Dr. Judith Ogilvie, Biology Wikipedia provides an opportunity for students to enrich their understanding of course material while mastering fun, new technology and serving the worldwide community of Wikipedia users. I had recently read an article about editing Wikipedia in the classroom when several students approached me about taking my Developmental Biology Course for […]

Teaching a Flipped Class for the Second Time

by Michael Lewis, Associate Vice President for Faculty Development,  Associate Professor of Chemistry Last year I taught the course Principles of Chemistry II using a flipped classroom approach.  This was my first time teaching the course in this manner, after having taught the course once using a traditional format.  The class was relatively large with about […]

Irrelevant or Engaged?

by Elisabeth Hedrick-Moser, Graduate Assistant, Reinert Center When Nicholas Kristof declaimed in his New York Times column that “Some of the smartest thinkers on problems at home and around the world are university professors, but most of them just don’t matter in today’s great debates,” he, unsurprisingly, unleashed some backlash from the academic community. Kristof’s […]

Save the Dates

This semester has moved at a rapid fire pace, so before you get completely booked up after spring break, we’d like to take this opportunity to cue you in on some upcoming development opportunities Online Teaching and Learning Institute: This is a week-long institute offered every summer for full-time faculty who want to develop online […]