Active Learning Insights from the ASSETT Innovation Incubator EMERGE Podcast

April 7, 2021

Photo by @fpvmat via Unsplash Welcome to the EMERGE podcast series brought to you by the ASSETT Innovation Incubator! This series shares insights from faculty, staff, and student collaborations that improve the undergraduate learning experience in the college of arts & sciences. Learn about projects focused in metacognition and wellbeing,...

New Faculty Fellows Support Quality Teaching Initiative

Feb. 23, 2021

Pictured left to right: Joy Adams(ASSETT), Amanda McAndrew (ASSETT), Heidi Loshbaugh(QTI), Leilani Arthurs (GEOL), Rai Farrelly (LING), Christine MacDonald (PWR), Pam Harvey (MCDB), Beth Osnes (ASSETT/THRD), Janet Donovan (PSCI), Mary Long (SPAN), Joe Timmer (MATH), Lorraine Baynard de Volo (WMST), Heather Demerest (PHIL), Karen Gebhardt (ECON), Karen Bailey (ENVS). New...

On Learning By Design Community of Practice

Feb. 22, 2021

Despite the threats and uncertainties in 2020, ASSETT’s support helped the Active Learning Academy (ALA) run smoothly and brought an additional informed perspective to our new modality of teaching. The faculty fellows remained steadfast in their ongoing professional development as STEM educators and unwavering in their commitment to high quality...

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...

The book cover for RANGE by David Epstein. Subtitled "Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World."

Join Student Book Club in Reading RANGE by David Epstein

Feb. 17, 2021

No matter what kinds of progress you’ve made, you probably feel behind in some capacity. When there are people your age already starting businesses or writing best-selling books, it’s easy to lament your lack of specialization. ASSETT’s Student Technology Consultants are running an interactive book club on Range, by David...

Coffee mug next to a laptop displaying participants in a Zoom meeting

Join ASSETT's Gamification Community of Practice

Dec. 17, 2020

Photo by Chris Montgomery, via Unsplash Are you interested in learning how others are using games in their classroom? Have you read about how someone has ‘gamified’ their activities and want to learn more? Or are you just generally curious about gamification pedagogy? In spring 2021, the ASSETT Innovation Incubator...


Now Hiring: Student Technology Co-Pilots

Dec. 8, 2020

Technology Copilots for Spring 2021 Undergraduate Student Hourly Position Do you enjoy helping teachers use classroom technologies? Are you comfortable using technologies such as Zoom, iClicker, and A/V control units? And, do you have the desire and ability to learn new technologies quickly? The Office of Information Technology is looking...

Instructor's view of a lecture hall of students

ASSETT Seeks Faculty to Champion Teaching Quality Initiative

Nov. 16, 2020

UPDATE: the Faculty Fellows 21-22 cohort has been filled.​ ASSETT’s annual call for Faculty Fellows is now open, and we’re excited to be supporting a college-wide initiative to acknowledge and elevate teaching quality! Recently, Dean Jim White announced a plan for departments in the College of Arts & Sciences to...

Mona Attwa

Faculty Fellows Project Enhances Online Arabic Courses

Nov. 16, 2020

Mona Attwa's Qahwa Arabi platform makes learning accessible and appealing for remote students Mona Attwa , an Arabic instructor in the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, for realizing a long-time goal with the production of the online platform Qahwa Arabi . The platform went live on August 23. Mona...

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...