Current ALC's

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  • ASEE Research to Practice

    Goal:

    Learning Objectives include (1) Develop awareness of published research on selected topics in engineering education. (2) Commit to implementing proven research-based practices. (3) Develop a plan for implementation and self-study of impact on student learning. (4) Share with fellow educators the outcomes of the implemented plan, discuss potential revisions, and consider publication via education conferences. (5) Understand what it takes to conduct research in engineering education and what is required for journal publication of research outcomes.

    Participants:

    Engineering faculty

    Structure:

    General Meetings: Active dialog around one page summaries of Journal of Engineering Education articles that the ALC members bring as conversation starters. The first session will model the process with a one page R2P that Sally Pardue will share about the use of rubrics for rapid and effective assessment of HW or Lab reports. Next, the group will brainstorm topics for future R2P summaries that individuals or pairs of participants agree to develop. Over the ensuing months, the ALC members will progress through the stages of Action Research (via the Learning Objectives 1 – 4) to enhance their R2P stories.

    Meeting Times and Locations:

    • First group meeting on Thursday, October 24 @ 12:15 – CITL

    Facilitator Info:

  • Department Chairs

    The purpose of this ALC is to facilitate communication among Department Chairs and Directors, establishing an environment for the betterment of performance via contextual support and the sharing of successful practices.

    Participants:

    Department Chairs

    Meeting Times and Location:

    • Contact the facilitator

    Facilitator Info:

  • Large Group Classroom Management

    The purpose of this ALC is to allow participates to discuss challenges and concerns about managing large class sizes and ideas and learn about some of the best-practices to mitigate challenges and invigorate teaching will be explored.

    Goals:

    To expose faculty to the best practices for large class size management and to identify which of these strategies to implement in their classroom.

    Participants:

    All faculty ranks, including adjunct faculty, department chairs, and teaching assistants.

    Structure:

    General Meetings: Participants will discuss challenges and concerns about managing large class sizes and ideas over the course of the semester. These meetings will focus on evidence-based practices applicable to all disciplines. The sessions will assist faculty to identify individualized strategies to implement in their classes.

    Meeting Times and Locations:

    • TBA

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  • Trauma Responsive Teaching

    This iteration of the Inclusive Excellence Academic Learning Community will focus on trauma responsive teaching.

    Goals:

    To explore what it means to provide a trauma responsive classroom environment and trauma responsive teaching to promote inclusive excellence.

    Participants:

    All faculty ranks, including adjunct faculty, department chairs, and teaching assistants. 

    Structure:

    Meetings will occur once per month in the fall and spring semesters. The meetings will focus on group discussion of the book The Trauma Sensitive Classroom by Patricia A. Jennings. (A book will be provided for participants). Meetings may also include guest appearances by educational professionals on campus and off campus with relevant expertise.

    Meeting Times and Locations:

    • All meetings held at the Women's Center, RUC 339 @ 4:30pm
      • October 28, 2019
      • November 25, 2019
      • December 16, 2019
      • January 27, 2020
      • February 24, 2020
      • March 30, 2020

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