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The Aspirational Curriculum Map

A Model for Action-Oriented Program Review

When the process of curriculum mapping begins with the faculty's articulations of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes students should master upon graduation, a curriculum map results that enables faculty to review the curriculum for effectiveness, see the workings of the whole curriculum at a glance, plan assessments, and recognize where adjustments or changes need to be made.

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SOTL Reading Group

The Spark of Learning

When we talk about teaching & learning we tend to focus on the cognitive and student engagement aspects of creating learning experiences.  However, the affective state of students directly impacts teaching & learning as well.  In her book The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion (West Virginia University Press, 2016), Sarah Rose Cavanagh (Associate Professor of Psychology, Assumption College) shares “the potential power of emotions to fuel learning” (amazon.com).  Some of the topics we will discuss in the book group will include the impact of emotion on learning; motivation and curiosity; student persistence; and dealing with negative emotions.  

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How to Not Change Everything About Your Tech-Media Course

Every. Single. Semester.

Have you ever spent eight hours re-making a tutorial or exercise that you just made the previous semester? (Me.) Or relied on an online resource for instruction that disappears right before you assign it? (Yup.) Or brought up an example in class and it no longer works because the program was updated mid-semester? (Sigh.)

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Teaching Orientation Workshops

for Associate Instructors

Graduate students who will have instructional roles in the upcoming academic year are invited to attend the following events as part of the CITL’s Associate Instructor Orientation. Both new and experienced AIs are welcome to participate. Registration is not required for AI Orientation workshops.

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