• Our Common Ground

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    Recently, President Sullivan announced a new award to recognize staff “who exemplify the qualities of the University of Vermont’s Our Common Ground, the statement of aspirations and shared values for the UVM […]
    Posted April 03, 2014.
  • Adding a Banner to a Blackboard Course

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    A course banner brightens up a course home page and serves as a “signpost.”  Any image can be made into a banner, but the ideal dimensions are shallow and wide.* Text can be added to an image using editing […]
    Posted January 26, 2013.
  • New research reveals a not-so-Web-savvy "Internet Generation"

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    Here’s an interesting article showcasing recent research on the so-called “Net Generation.” The German Website, Speigel Online International, cites research that debunks a number of popular assumptions about this generation’s adroitness with Web technologies and their supposed desire to do nearly everything digitally. » The Internet Generation Prefers the Real World
    Posted August 11, 2010.
  • Another Perspective on Intellectual Property

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    Perspectives on intellectual property in higher ed vary widely and the one expressed by this speaker (15 min. video) favors the open education movement and places the idea of information as personal property to be protected in an historical context that’s both controversial and interesting. I’d be curious to hear thoughts and reactions to it from our […]
    Posted April 19, 2010.
  • The Blackboard Jungle: Navigating Race, Gender and Sexuality in the New Classroom Culture

    The Blackboard Jungle: Navigating Race, Gender and Sexuality in the New Classroom Culture
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    The Office of Multicultural Affairs is sponsoring this symposium on March 28th and 29th for UVM faculty. This event will address “the challenges that emerge when gender, race and sexuality intersect and shape how students learn and how we teach.” To learn more and register, contact Janet.S.Green@uvm.edu or call 802-656-0856. Download the program here […]
    Posted February 27, 2008.
  • Blogging the sabbatical

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    We were all delighted to see Shirley’s (Shirley Gedeon, the CTL’s former director) blog about her sabbatical in Bosnia – a lively read and vicarious getaway. Wow, Shirley, you GO.
    Posted January 25, 2008.
  • For faculty interested in service learning:

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    The Faculty Fellows for Service-Learning Program recruits faculty members from across UVM to participate in a seminar each Spring on how to build service-learning pedagogy into courses. Faculty members must apply and be accepted into the Program, are given a small professional development fund ($750), and are expected to inject service-learning into at least one […]
    Posted November 07, 2007.
  • Center for Cultural Pluralism Event

    Center for Cultural Pluralism Event
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    The Center for Cultural Pluralism is sponsoring an even that promises to be interesting and important: “Moving Beyond the Basics: Shifts of Consciousness and Practice for Transformative Multicultural Teaching and Learning” (snippet of the description on the CCP website) calls on faculty to think deeply and critically, not just about our biases, but about how we challenge […]
    Posted September 11, 2007.
  • "Sentences are smarter than the grunts of bullet points."  —Edward Tufte

    "Sentences are smarter than the grunts of bullet points."      —Edward Tufte
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    We were talking today, again, about that recurrent concern over the reliance on PowerPoint for presenting complex concepts or sharing knowledge. I recently read Edward Tufte’s Beautiful Evidence and the second edition of his powerful PowerPoint essay is quoted in the title of this post. It’s a perpetual teaching/learning issue. Not only is PP increasingly relied […]
    Posted October 04, 2006.
  • CTL Workshop at the Fleming Museum

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    I’m finally, finally getting around to making this post about the recent CTL-sponsored workshop at the Fleming Museum. Well-attended and really interesting, it was led by Evelyn Hankins, Curator and Margaret Tamulonis, Manager of Collections. The first part was a tour beginning with the current (amazing!) visiting exhibitions, Goya’s Los Caprichos and The Inferno of Dante by Michael […]
    Posted April 16, 2006.