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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!

Funding to attend the Reacting Consortium Annual Institute

Jan. 27, 2023

We are excited to announce travel funding to attend the Reacting Consortium Annual Institute June 7-11, 2023, at Barnard College in New York City . This is THE annual conference for faculty interested in Reacting to the Past pedagogy (RTTP). Last year, CU Boulder hosted a smaller version of the...

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Do you see a need to address recent technological developments in higher ed? Here's your chance!

Jan. 27, 2023

Have you heard about the ASSETT Innovation Incubator? Maybe you know an A&S faculty member or undergraduate student who participated in the pilot which spanned 2019-22? Or, perhaps you’ve encountered one of the projects generated by a participating interdisciplinary team? Now, you have a chance to participate in the next three-year Innovation Incubator which provides awarded projects with funding and human support spanning a three-year period. Learn more about how to submit an idea to the current cycle of the incubator on our new web pages. Or, join us at a community mixer and informational luncheon on February 15, 2023.

Want to incorporate metacognition in your teaching? Here are some resources to help!

Dec. 6, 2022

As sunlight wanes and we approach the Winter Solstice, colder temperatures and early snowfall signal that we are entering a season of reflection. Allowing our minds to wander without constraint or agenda can provide a restorative break with the busyness of the fall semester. Much like we need rest after...

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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...

Welcome Sarah Andrews: Teaching, Learning and Technology Assessment Consultant

Aug. 30, 2022

Meet Sarah Andrews, ASSETT’s Teaching, Learning, and Technology Assessment Consultant! She holds a PhD in Earth & Environmental Science with a Cognate in Classroom Teaching from the University of New Hampshire. Half of her dissertation was devoted to education-based research with a focus on transforming an introductory science course to...