Dr. Nicole Jobin working with a student on a hands on project

Dr. Nicole Jobin Receives ASSETT Teaching with Technology Award

Sept. 14, 2022

Each year, ASSETT awards the Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award to a faculty member who has been nominated by their peers and students for their commitment to teaching with technology. This year, Dr. Nicole Jobin is recognized for her use of technology as not only a tool, but also...

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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,...

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David Paradis Winner of the 2021 ASSETT Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award

Sept. 14, 2021

Congratulations to David Paradis, winner of this year’s ASSETT Excellence in Teaching with Technology award! Since ASSETT’s early days, David has taken advantage of almost all of ASSETT’s professional development offerings, including participating in the 2017-18 Faculty Fellows cohort and the current Innovation Incubator Student Success Team . Through these...

Mona Attwa

Faculty Fellows Project Enhances Online Arabic Courses

Nov. 16, 2020

Mona Attwa's Qahwa Arabi platform makes learning accessible and appealing for remote students Mona Attwa , an Arabic instructor in the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, for realizing a long-time goal with the production of the online platform Qahwa Arabi . The platform went live on August 23. Mona...

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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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Lecture Capture Offers Far More Benefits than You Might Think

Aug. 21, 2020

Students Are More Engaged, Confident At first, Professor Janet Casagrand , Senior Instructor in the Department of Integrative Physiology, thought her recorded lectures would be helpful for students who needed to miss class. She had been meeting with them after the fact to share what they had missed and had...

Phoebe Young

Phoebe Young Receives ASSETT Teaching with Technology Award

Aug. 21, 2020

A journey from translation through engagement to scholarship of teaching with technologies Phoebe Young , winner of this year’s ASSETT Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award, began teaching as many of us do by replicating how her best professors taught. She followed their methods, and used the same technologies. As...

Catherine Kunce

Catherine Kunce on Creating a Course Website

Dec. 23, 2019

Catherine Kunce, Senior Instructor for the Program for Writing and Rhetoric, speaks about her experience working with ASSETT Student Technology Consultants. When searching for ways to improve her Irish Odysseys class, which she teaches every summer in Ireland, Catherine reached out to ASSETT for help. Working together with Austin Chau,...

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SPLOT-light on BuffsCreate

Nov. 13, 2019

What is BuffsCreate.net ? And SPLOTs*? Sounds like a made up word... (Well, it kind of is. Read on.) Let’s start with BuffsCreate. It’s simply a web hosting pilot project offered for the College of Arts & Sciences, which gives students a domain of their own . We’re very excited...

Seth Hornstein and Rachel Bowyer demonstrate the equipment used in the spectroscopy lab.

APS Instructors Illuminate Labs Using UDL

Aug. 26, 2019

Rachel Bowyer, a second-year PhD student in Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences (APS), has taken on a task that may seem insurmountable. She’s not only updating the entire 200-page Introduction to Astronomy lab manual; she’s making the assignments accessible to students with visual impairments. As the current Graduate Teacher Program Lead...