Students holding hands in a circle laying down

Students Co-creating a Pedagogy Workshop for CU Faculty

Nov. 12, 2021

As part of the course I co-teach with Helanius Wilkins-- Performance for Community Engagement-- we created a real-world opportunity for students to design and facilitate an online workshop for CU’s Center for Teaching and Learning. The stated learning objective for this assignment is “students will explore various skills that are...

CU students collaborating in small groups

Open-Source Publishing with Students: Making Students Work Visible

Oct. 12, 2021

As a part of the CAMPP (Collective to Advance Multimodal Participatory Publishing) team through ASSETT’s Innovative Incubator, I am taking a deep dive into student publishing through the creation of an Open Educational Resource (OER). CAMPP is investigating opportunities to establish a peer-to-peer support environment for faculty and students by...

CU Professor Nii Armah Sowah with students in Performance for Community Engagement

Quality Teaching Initiative From One Department’s Point of View

Sept. 14, 2021

What if a criterion for effective teaching was assessing how much energy was created in the room? It may be that for the teaching of African Dance, that could be just the thing. In community with all departments within the College of Arts & Sciences, we in the Department of...

Letter from the Advisor - April 2021

April 20, 2021

Make Grading Fun Again: Grading Green Fashion Whereas grading can often seem an arduous task, I was actually excited to grade this assignment this new assignment for sustainable fashion. This semester I, along with co-instructor Max Boykoff and TA Patrick Chandler, created a new pedagogical tool for exploring sustainable fashion...

Letter from the Advisor - February 2021

Feb. 22, 2021

Highlighting Undergraduate Student Contributions to ASSETT Innovative incubator I invite you to watch this video in English or Spanish on how to create a Moving Mural. This was created by Elise Rosado , one of the undergraduate students supporting the Innovative Incubator. Elise and I worked together to create a...

Beth Osnes

Letter from the Advisor - November 2020

Nov. 16, 2020

Opening the Window to How Technology Can Support Access to Education Since our last newsletter , I received word from a former student who I advised as an honors BA student in Arts & Sciences, Daniel Oxenhandler. He and a team of collaborators had recently completed a film. The driving...

Beth Osnes

Letter from the Advisor - October 2020

Oct. 12, 2020

My offering as the faculty advisor for ASSETT is simply acknowledgement and gratitude for all that you are doing to survive and thrive through the challenges wrought by COVID. If you are a student, thanks for your patience with your instructors as they get all the features of Canvas in...

Beth Osnes

Letter from the Advisor - August 2020

Aug. 17, 2020

Over the summer, Nii Armah Sowah and I created a lesson plan for a brave space activity that supports productive dialogue and helps to cultivate brave spaces in our classrooms. This resource is open source and can be used in any educational or organizational setting—online conferencing or in-person—to put anti-racism...

Beth Osnes

Letter from the Advisor - Summer 2020

May 1, 2020

Communicating Serious Content in Fun Online Forms One of my great pleasures that is part of my research and creative work is working with a group of Boulder middle and high school girls known as Young Women’s Voices for Climate. We meet weekly and use arts-based methods for climate action...

Beth Osnes

Letter from the Advisor - March 2020

March 9, 2020

Highlights of Student Multimodal Participatory Publishing Through my participation in ASSETT’s Innovation Incubator as a member of the Collective to Advance Multimodal Participatory Publishing (CAMPP) group, I have been exploring multimodal publishing collaborations with undergraduate students. A recent collaboration was with a visiting geology student from Middlebury College, Emmet Norris...