Letters from Advisor

Letters from the Advisor - March 2018

March 20, 2018

I hope you’re having a great semester filled with engagement, inquiry, and aha moments! It’s also that time of year when everyone’s (physically and mentally) preparing to take off for a well-deserved Spring Break. So, before heading out, I wanted to update and remind you about a couple of events...

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Letters from the Advisor - February 2018

Feb. 27, 2018

Dear Colleagues— The 2018 ASSETT Faculty Fellows' program is in full swing. The self-reported network of interactions centered around teaching with others on campus suggests the new cohort significantly increased the breadth and depth of connectivity among faculty within the Arts and Sciences. During the last session I worked with...

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Letters from the Advisor - January 2018

Jan. 26, 2018

We officially launched the 2018-2019 Faculty Fellows program. We have 15 fellows from 13 disciplines across Arts and Sciences. The departments include APS, EBIO, ENVS, GSLL, IPHY (2), PSCI (2), PWR (3), Honors RAP, SLHS, SOCY, THRD, WGST, and ETHN. At our first meeting, Eve-Lyn Hinckley, a 2017-2018 Faculty Fellow...

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Letters from the Advisor - December 2017

Dec. 7, 2017

Dear Arts & Sciences Faculty, It’s amazing that 2017 is coming to an end. It has been a wild and tumultuous ride. At ASSETT, we have made strides in promoting and facilitating teaching with technology. Our faculty fellows developed programs within units to increase the capacity for effective and transformative...

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Letters from the Advisor - November 2017

Nov. 3, 2017

Dear Arts & Sciences Faculty, We hope your fall has been fun and energizing. At ASSETT we aim to support faculty working together; sharing ideas and strategies for effective teaching; and developing cross-disciplinary interactions and a greater sense of community around the educational mission across Arts and Sciences. Last year...

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Letters from the Advisor - August 2017

Aug. 21, 2017

Welcome back! We hope you’ve had a fantastic summer. As you’re getting back into the swing of things and preparing for the upcoming semester, we wanted to share some of ASSETT’s events and resources that are coming up this fall. As you’re implementing a new technology into the classroom, request...

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Letters from the Advisor - April 2017

April 19, 2017

Dear Arts & Sciences Faculty, A lot has happened over the last month or so at ASSETT. I want to touch on a couple of things: digital learning and thinking, an emergent social network stemming from the Faculty Fellows program, and upcoming events for the summer. Dr. John Sloop from...

Network web diagram representing the change influence/connectivity after the faculty fellows program started.

Letters from the Advisor - February 2017

Feb. 20, 2017

The Faculty Fellows program began with an emphasis on describing and documenting the value of colleagues and community towards the development of excellence in teaching. Our first activity involved each Fellow listing people that contributed, in some manner, to their development as an educator. Furthermore, fellows were also asked to...

Group of students with Andy Martin (second from right) in the jungle

Letters from the Advisor - January 2017

Jan. 4, 2017

Group of students with Andy Martin (second from right) in the jungle Dear Arts & Sciences Faculty, Sometimes the best place to engage diverse learners is in the field, out in nature, far from the classroom, where learning happens by individuals discovering something in a place they have never been...

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Letters from the Advisor - November/December 2016

Nov. 28, 2016

Dear Colleagues in Arts & Sciences, ASSETT offers professional development options to faculty interested in implementing technology that will impact the academic success of their students. I am particularly interested in the Faculty Fellows program because it gives diverse faculty members the opportunity to learn about teaching successes and challenges...