Tag: SoTL

  • Think like a Professor! — or, how to defeat syllabus boredom

    It’s the beginning of the semester for most university professors. Do you dread having to stand in front of your students reading from your course outline? Do you feel it’s a futile gesture, knowing that many of them will forget or ignore the information in the syllabus? In order to defeat the boredom of the…

  • Beyond the research essay: women’s lit & archival research in an undergraduate course

    Originally posted on MSVU English Department Blog: by Anna Smol If you’ve walked along the fifth floor of Seton or through the tunnel linking Evaristus and Rosaria, you might have noticed a series of posters called “Pieces of Activist History: Betty Peterson Protest Buttons.” Produced by students in English 2242 (Themes in Women’s Writing), these…

  • AAU Teaching Showcase: Voicing Interpretations

    Each year, the Association of Atlantic Universities sponsors a Teaching Showcase, a conference on a specific theme dealing with teaching and learning. This year’s conference theme at Mount Allison University in Sackville New Brunswick was “Assessment: Teaching, Learning, Quality.”  As always, the conference provided plenty of opportunities to reflect on what I do in the…

  • Atlantic Universities: Teaching Showcase 2013

    The Association of Atlantic Universities holds a Teaching Showcase every fall. This year the conference will be held at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. As the CFP states, “The Teaching Showcase provides a forum for people to reflect on teaching practice, discuss issues related to university teaching and learning, and share teaching strategies.”…