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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... Read more »
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Tips & Tricks - November 2017 - Effective Formative Assessment

Nov. 3, 2017

We know that formative assessments provide valuable information about how students are progressing in a class. It can help reinforce learning by guiding students in determining where to focus their energies when studying. Formative assessments also identify gaps in students’ progress toward achieving learning goals and helps instructors make decisions... Read more »

Tech of the Month - November 2017- Plickers

Nov. 3, 2017

Formative assessment is a crucial component of teaching and learning. Faculty often ask how to conduct ‘clicker like’ activities to gauge how well students are understanding, or not understanding concepts. While there are many ways of accomplishing this, one technology to consider is Plickers. Plickers are cards with a unique... Read more »

Encouraging students to develop effective studying skills

Oct. 2, 2017

How can we encourage students to develop effective studying skills that persist beyond cramming right before an exam or when homework is due? Lolita Paff suggests, that in addition to reading and homework, providing students with activities that they use to engage with course materials. Through her recent article, Questioning... Read more »

Tech of the Month- October 2017- Anki

Oct. 2, 2017

Try Anki . Anki is an application that presents flashcards based on how many times you get a card right or wrong. It’s design reinforces spaced learning and retrieval practice as mentioned in this month’s teaching tips section. Anki will show cards you get wrong more frequently until you get... Read more »
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ASSETT Open House

Sept. 13, 2017

Thank you for attending ASSETT's Open House. We enjoyed reconnecting with familiar folk, and meeting new faces! Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions or requests. We look forward to working with you this semester.Read more »
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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... Read more »

Supporting Google Maps to Chronicle Creative Communications about Climate

July 7, 2017

Does green suit your city? Beth Osnes and Tara Riedl hopes it does! In Spring 2017, Student Fellow Tara Riedl worked with Dr. Beth Osnes (Assistant Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Theatre and Dance) to support a participatory project for her course, called “Green Suits Your City.” Students dress... Read more »

Student Fellow Partners with Dr. Myron Gutmann to Introduce Wordpress into the Classroom

July 7, 2017

Dr. Myron Gutmann is a professor in the History Department and director of CU’s Institute of Behavioral Science. He describes himself as an interdisciplinary historian, with interests in the history of Europe and the United States, ranging in areas of the environment, economics, and demography. Dr. Gutmann requested assistance from... Read more »

ASSETT asks Atreyee Bhattacharya about her course design

April 24, 2017

In spring 2016, Atreyee Bhattacharya (Instructor, Environmental Sciences) approached ASSETT for help in designing her Drought, Climate, and Conflict course. For this capstone course, she “wanted students to have a very interactive experience [and] be engaged with the content far more than passively listening.” Over the next few months, she... Read more »