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July 30, 2023

Apply for the Active Learning Academy We are happy to announce the Active Learning Academy will continue for another year! This program is NSF-funded, faculty-driven, and supported by ASSETT and the CTL. The Active Learning Academy offers STEM faculty professional development (PD) opportunities to learn and apply research-based instructional strategies...

Learning by design fellows collaborating

Congratulations to the Fall 2021 Learning by Design cohort!

Oct. 12, 2021

Image Caption: Pictured left to right - Jennifer Scheib (CivilEng), Colleen Scanlan-Lyons (ENVS), Katherine Lininger, (GEOG), Jay Arehart (CivilEng), Andrew Tan (IPHY), Diana Oliveras (Creative Minds RAP), Donna Louie (Creative Minds RAP) and Bradley Markle (GEOG). Over the last eighteen months, we’ve all experienced unprecedented shifts in our daily lives,...

On Learning By Design Community of Practice

Feb. 22, 2021

Despite the threats and uncertainties in 2020, ASSETT’s support helped the Active Learning Academy (ALA) run smoothly and brought an additional informed perspective to our new modality of teaching. The faculty fellows remained steadfast in their ongoing professional development as STEM educators and unwavering in their commitment to high quality...

Participants in the Active Learning Academy meet virtually via Zoom

Congratulations to the Learning by Design Fall 2020 Cohort

Oct. 12, 2020

ASSETT would like to recognize eight faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences who have been accepted to the Learning by Design program. During this unprecedented time of shifting classes to remote learning, life is quite hectic. Yet these faculty remain committed to improving their teaching practice and finding...

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Faculty Reading Group to Explore Gamification

Dec. 2, 2019

Interested in using games and simulations in the classroom? Join in the Gamification Reading Group, a part of ASSETT’s Student Success Innovation Incubator . We are starting out this spring by reading Minds on Fire: How Role-Immersion Games Transform Higher Education by Mark Carnes. He’s a historian at Barnard College...

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Summer Book Club Kicks Off May 23!

May 2, 2019

With spring classes behind us and fall a few months away, now’s a perfect time to reflect on the past semester and begin brainstorming for the semester ahead! Join ASSETT’s summer book club to mingle with colleagues while discussing Empower: What Happens When Students Own Their Learning by John Spencer...

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Perusall (March 2018 tech)

March 20, 2018

In 2015, ASSETT conducted a campus-wide Teaching with Technology survey of faculty from across campus. A theme that emerged was they wanted strategies and tools for motivating students to prepare in advance. Our Tech of the Month, Perusall, was designed to do just that — it helps students master readings...

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Vilja Hulden Integrates Team-Based Learning

Feb. 14, 2017

The problem I grapple with is in the broad realm of critical thinking. More specifically, I want students to experience studying history as a process of reasoning - asking a question, speculating on an answer, looking up information, modifying the answer (and/or the question), asking new questions. Part of my...

Faculty Thinking During Critical Thinking SIG

SIG - Faculty Collaborate to Develop Critical Thinking Opportunities

Nov. 21, 2016

This semester, 10 faculty from across the college of Arts and Sciences participated in a Special Interest Group (SIG) on Encouraging and Developing Students’ Critical Thinking Skills. From readings and discussions, to student personas, to development of specific student activities; participants have been highly engaged in creating significant critical thinking...

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Martin's Online Communities Promote Better In-Class Discussions in International Affairs Courses

May 24, 2016

Contributed by albyantoniazzi at Flickr Creative Commons. Dr. Jessica Martin wants to hear what her students think. Martin, CU Boulder Instructor of International Affairs, creates class Tumblr and Facebook pages for her students to build community and discuss current events relating to their courses--whether post-Cold War politics, the September 11...