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Fall Celebration of Excellence in Teaching with Technology

Aug. 31, 2023

Date: Monday, Sep 25, 2023 Time: 4:00-6:30 p.m. Location: CTL CASE E390 Join us for an evening of excellence in teaching with technology on September 25 from 4-6:30 pm in the Center for Teaching & Learning (CASE E390). Learn about different ways your peers use technology in their teaching. The...

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ASSETT Innovation Incubator Welcomes Three New Interdisciplinary Teams of Faculty, Staff, and Students

Aug. 29, 2023

This fall, three newly funded teams composed of faculty, staff and students kick-off a three-year cycle (2023-26) of the innovation incubator to iterate their novel ideas for improving the undergraduate experience through teaching and learning with technology. The new cohort joins the second cycle of the innovation incubator which was...

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Congratulations to the Side by Side project leadership team for their recent NSF grant!

Aug. 23, 2023

Let's give a round of applause to Drs. Chelsea Hackett , Beth Osnes (Theater & Dance), Shawhin Roudbari (Environmental Design), and Rebecca Safran (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) for their recent NSF grant on Advancing Informal STEM Learning: “Side by Side: Youth-Authored Art-Science Exhibits to Broaden Participation in Climate Communication''! This...

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We're hiring!

Aug. 16, 2023

ASSETT is hiring students for three undergraduate positions: (3) Pedagogical Partner Consultants, a Student Videographer & Editor, and (3) Student Technology Consultants! Read the job descriptions and apply below!

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STEM Active Learning Academy

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...

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Undergraduate Students Share their Thoughts about Technology, Success, and Inclusivity

May 18, 2023

By Anthony Mignogna & Jacie Moriyama On April 3, 2023, ASSETT’s Student Technology Consultants hosted a Student Panel. The goal of this panel was to provide a safe venue for undergraduate students to share their perspectives around technology use and out of the classroom, student success, mental health, inclusivity, and...

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Envisioning Students as [Teaching, Learning, Co-Creation] Partners

March 27, 2023

As an upper-division undergraduate student, I led a recitation section for a large lecture course. Together with the other recitation leaders, I co-designed curricular activities, formative assessments, and lecture reviews. After each of our sessions, we reconvened with the Instructor to discuss what went well, what topical areas he needed...

From Class Assignment to Boulder Buses: Creative Non-Disposable Assignments and Unlikely Publishing of Student Work

March 3, 2023

Looking for an assignment that Chat GPT can’t do? To ensure that our students — and not AI technology — are demonstrating engagement with class material, we can design assignments that creatively utilize other types of technology. An example of this is, Green Suits Your Fashion, a climate-related non-disposable student project (an assignment that lives beyond the four walls of a classroom) that took place in the spring of 2021 with an upper-division undergraduate course, Creative Climate Communication, which focused on creatively communicating sustainable fashion. For this assignment, students were asked to visually communicate, within their circle of influence, how sustainable fashion can positively impact the environment and be aspirational to others. Learn more about the course and how student work broke out of the walls of CU Boulder into the greater community!

ChatGPT: Love it or Hate It, It’s Here to Stay

March 3, 2023

Intrigue. Suspicion. Excitement. Fear. No matter how you feel about ChatGPT, a chatbot developed by Open AI, that has all of higher education talking — and some, wringing their hands — it’s here to stay. And, whether in quick adaptive bursts, or slow, resistant adoption, ChatGPT will change how we teach, learn, and work. Our team at ASSETT is “ChatGPT curious”. So, soon after its release, we organized a panel of diverse voices ranging from undergraduate students to research professors from the College of Arts & Sciences to share their perspectives on the impact ChatGPT is having on higher education. This article summarizes three key takeaways from the panel.

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Want to gain insight into your classroom practices? Use visualizations of classroom observation data to get the BIG picture!

Feb. 3, 2023

Next week (February 13-17) is International Love Data Week (#LoveData23), which is about “inspiring our community to use data to bring about changes that matter.” This is a great time to think about how you can use data to better understand and assess your teaching practices and/or the classroom learning environment, and potentially make changes based on what you learn. Learn more about how ASSETT’s Visualizing Instructional Practices service can be used to fit your interests in our upcoming virtual workshop Get the big picture: Visualizing your instructional practices (Tuesday, February 21, 11am-12pm) or reach out to to schedule a consultation or ask questions!