Friday, July 18, 2014

Practicum Day

The initial phase of the 2014 fellowship program culminated with their 20 min practicums. Each fellow was given 20 minutes to deliver an activity or describe their course strategy that they have been developing throughout the week. A group discussion followed each demonstration where ideas, reflections and suggestions were shared.

View more photos from practicum day. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Our next active learning classroom


The old USG space in Thwing will become our next active learning classroom. Demolition has begun along with another new classroom in Bingham 204. They will be ready for teaching and learning in the coming months. 


Friday, May 23, 2014


We had a wonderful group discussion during our "active" session "Pedagogy, Technology & Space; Integrating an Active Learning Initiative" at the 2014 OHECC Conference. See the discussion notes and session material below.

OHECC Session Group Notes

OHECC Session Presentation Material

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Apply Now for the 2014 Active Learning Fellowship.

With our first fellowship successfully under our belt, it's time to think about the next group of  educators interested in rethinking their courses around active learning. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on Friday, April 18, 2014 and attendance will be required during the summer workshop. (July 14-18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Details below:

Workshop dates: July 14-18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (attendance required at all sessions)

Expectations: Faculty who are awarded the fellowship are expected to develop or redesign a semester-long course so that it utilizes the active learning pedagogies and integrates these into the course curriculum. Faculty must deliver that course in the 2014-2015 academic year, participate in a learning community, participate in assessment of the course and commit to delivering the course at least one more time in the next two years.

Benefits: Faculty who participate in the fellowship will implement active learning strategies and relevant academic technologies in a course to integrate collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving in a student-centered learning environment. They will receive assistance with the assessment of effectiveness of the techniques used and will receive priority scheduling for use of newly updated and remodeled classroom spaces.

Stipend: A stipend will be created for each faculty member who participates in the active learning fellowship program.

Applicant requirements: Any faculty member with a continuing appointment may apply.

Application due date: Before 5:00 PM on Friday, April 18, 2014.

Apply Now

For additional information contact us at your convenience.