JoAnn Brewer

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Academic Roundtable – Moving Research Forward

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Christal Brown and other members of the Movement Matters Steering Committee

Join members of the Movement Matters steering committee on Wednesday, April 30, at 12:30 p.m. in the Axinn Center Abernethy Room for a discussion on the process of creating interdisciplinary research models that foster embodied scholarship. This discussion will begin by looking into current research models that blend dance and science and identify other collaborative models that could be supported thorough our current curriculum. The Movement Matters steering committee comprises faculty from Dance, Education Studies, Biology, and Sociology and Anthropology. Movement Matters is a three-year initiative funded by the Mellon Foundation to support the work of an interdisciplinary movement artist working across the disciplines of the college.

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to dbernier@middlebury.edu by noon on Friday, April 25.

 

Academic Roundtable – College-Wide Learning Goals: Next Steps

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Friday, April 25 @ 12:15 p.m., Davis Library 230

Members of the Ad Hoc Assessment Committee: Susan Baldridge, Chair; Amy Morsman, Amy Yuen, Bill Peterson, Michael Newbury, Damascus Kafumbe, Hang Du

The Ad Hoc Assessment Committee will describe the initial work it has done to create a framework for assessing students’ progress toward the faculty-endorsed College-wide learning goals.  They’ll share the lessons learned during their evaluation of oral presentation skills at the Spring Symposium.

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to dbernier@middlebury.edu by noon Tuesday, April 22.

Academic Roundtable – Technology’s Horizon: The Impact of Technology on Higher Education

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Join us on Tuesday, April 15 at 12:15 pm in the Axinn Center Abernethy Room.

New technologies are continuously introduced to the education environment, having an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry. The Horizon Report, released jointly by the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative, looks at trends, challenges and emerging technologies that are likely to have an impact on learning, teaching and creative inquiry in education in the next one to five years. In this session we ask participants to read the report, and arrive ready to discuss the following questions:

Did they get it right?

Will these trends have an impact at Middlebury?

What can we do to prepare?

Download the report

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to dbernier@middlebury.edu by noon Friday, April 11.

 

Academic Roundtable – The Pedagogy of the Poster: Using large-format print to encourage student engagement

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Please join us on Monday, March 17, 2014 in the Coltrane Lounge at 12:15 p.m.

Poster sessions are common means of sharing research and project information at academic conferences and our own Spring Student Symposium, but how are they used as a teaching tool?  Join us for a lunchtime discussion with faculty from different disciplines– Pat Zupan (Italian), Jonathan Miller-Lane (Education Studies), Caitlyn Myers (Economics), and Noah Graham  (Physics)– about their experiences using poster presentations in a course. What works well? What challenges arise? How does this assignment enhance student learning? Note different location for this roundtable. Lunch will be provided.

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to dbernier@middlebury.edu by noon Friday, March 14.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research and Library & Information Services.

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Harry Potter and the Millennials: Media Effects, Research Methods, and the Politics of a Muggle Generation

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What have been the shaping influences on today’s college students?  In his presentation, “Harry Potter and the Millennials: Media Effects, Research Methods, and the Politics of a Muggle Generation,” Professor Jack Gierzynski of the University of Vermont will explore the impact of the Harry Potter books and films on young people in this special edition of the Academic Roundtable.

Wednesday, January 29th at 4:30 in the Orchard (Room 103), The Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest.

Professor Gierzynski teaches in UVM’s Political Science Department and is the director of internships for the Political Science department.  He is the co-author of “Harry Potter and the Millennials” (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013).

Harry Potter and the Millennials: Media Effects, Research Methods, and the Politics of a Muggle Generation

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

What have been the shaping influences on today’s college students?  In his presentation, “Harry Potter and the Millennials: Media Effects, Research Methods, and the Politics of a Muggle Generation,” Professor Jack Gierzynski of the University of Vermont will explore the impact of the Harry Potter books and films on young people in this special edition of the Academic Roundtable.

Wednesday, January 29th at 4:30 in the Orchard (Room 103), The Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest.

Professor Gierzynski teaches in UVM’s Political Science Department and is the director of internships for the Political Science department.  He is the co-author of “Harry Potter and the Millennials” (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013).

Academic Roundtable – On-line Pedagogy Working Group Report

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Please join us Friday, December 6, 2013 in the Davis Family Library, room 230 at 12:15 p.m.

Members of the On-line Pedagogy Working Group will discuss their recently completed report that lays out a set of recommendations for how Middlebury should engage the fast-moving world of on-line education. The report will be posted in advance of this session.

Lunch will be served in the CTLR (LIB 225). Please RSVP to dbernier@middlebury.edu by noon Thursday, December 5, 2013.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research and Library & Information Serviceshttp://sites.middlebury.edu/roundtable/