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How college leaders should prepare their campuses for the coronavirus (opinion)

How college leaders should prepare their campuses for the coronavirus (opinion) | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
Consider pedagogic and technological plans to move instruction online.
Hamline CTLs insight:
Universities across the country are preparing for the coronavirus. There are some easy steps we can take to be ready so instruction doesn't have to stop for our students.
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Rethinking Laser Pointers | GradHacker

Rethinking Laser Pointers | GradHacker | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
Are you giving a talk to cats? No? Then you should probably put the laser pointer away.
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Adding a Live Online Class to Your Course

Adding a Live Online Class to Your Course | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
For a live online class to be valuable to students, learning activities must achieve learning goals through exchanges between students and their professor.
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You Should Take a Lunch Break | University of Venus

You Should Take a Lunch Break | University of Venus | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
What are your best tips for taking time for lunch?
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Instructional Design: Who's Playing First in My Course? | Faculty Focus

Instructional Design: Who's Playing First in My Course? | Faculty Focus | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
This instructor decided to give his students the power of creating and organizing a syllabus with alternative exam options, due dates, and extra credit.
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Can This Man Change How Elite Colleges Treat Low-Income Students?

Can This Man Change How Elite Colleges Treat Low-Income Students? | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
Can This Man Change How Elite Colleges Treat Low-Income Students?
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Advice Finder

Advice Finder | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
Want to advance your career? Improve your institution? Our academic experts have guidance for you, and we’ve made it easy to find.
Hamline CTLs insight:
Teaching Advice via Advice Finder in The Chronicle of Higher Education: Browse a collection of advice from academic experts at The Chronicle related to course design, prepping for class, making small changes in your teaching, and creating engaging teaching experiences. 
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Easy to Implement Strategies for Disabilities in the College Classroom | Faculty Focus

Easy to Implement Strategies for Disabilities in the College Classroom | Faculty Focus | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
For students with disabilities, there are a number of easy-to-implement strategies to keep in mind for the college classroom.
Hamline CTLs insight:
"The teaching process not only involves content knowledge, but also an understanding of teaching and learning principles with insights about different learning needs (note: not the same thing as “learning styles”). Instructors must understand what pedagogical strategies meet those learning needs. Chickering (1987) delineated seven “good practice” principles, many of which emphasize classroom interaction. Even when lecturing, it’s helpful to have strategies which enable comprehension of and interaction with the material. With increasing levels of classroom diversity, pedagogical strategies that are flexible and responsive to a variety of college classroom contexts and needs are necessary. For students with disabilities in particular, there are a number of easy-to-implement strategies to keep in mind—and at the same time, improve your teaching efficiency and effectiveness with all students in your classroom (not only the ones with disabilities)."
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4 Ways to Have More Fun as a Faculty Member

4 Ways to Have More Fun as a Faculty Member | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
If you asked faculty members to list the perks of the profession, most of us would say the flexibility to control our own schedules and the autonomy to follow our intellectual and creative passions. We cherish our independence. Yet when we meet up in hallways, more often than not we’re all griping about our work — how busy, overbooked, and overwhelmed we are.
Hamline CTLs insight:
"If you asked faculty members to list the perks of the profession, most of us would say the flexibility to control our own schedules and the autonomy to follow our intellectual and creative passions. We cherish our independence. Yet when we meet up in hallways, more often than not we’re all griping about our work — how busy, overbooked, and overwhelmed we are."
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Have Campuses Become Ideological Echo Chambers? Not Necessarily

Have Campuses Become Ideological Echo Chambers? Not Necessarily | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
Outside of the most highly publicized campus-culture clashes, students and professors are more open-minded than critics give them credit for.
Hamline CTLs insight:
From Diversity in Academic special issue from The Chronicle of Higher Education: "There is no question that, generally speaking, professors lean left, and conservative students often feel marginalized. It’s true that invited speakers, most of them right of center, have been shouted down by students who feel threatened by their messages. But step outside the handful of elite campuses where the most highly publicized clashes have occurred, often around the same speakers, and the reality of viewpoint diversity in academe is more complex."
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Three major categories of change that colleges will have to deal with in the coming decades (opinion)

Three major categories of change that colleges will have to deal with in the coming decades (opinion) | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
Colleges will have to deal with significant changes in the coming decades, predicts John D. Simon -- changes that can be categorized as the Great Decline, the Great Unknowing and the Great Unbundling.
Hamline CTLs insight:
From Inside Higher Ed, " We Must Own Our Own Futures": "Colleges will have to deal with significant changes in the coming decades, predicts John D. Simon -- changes that can be categorized as the Great Decline, the Great Unknowing and the Great Unbundling."
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Office Hours Off Campus | Faculty FOcus

Office Hours Off Campus | Faculty FOcus | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
Office hours off campus encourage students to create impromptu study groups, foster a mentoring mentality, and greatly benefit the instructors.
Hamline CTLs insight:
From Faculty Focus, "Office Hours Off Campus": "Our 'office hours off campus' idea transpired from a speech given by Dr. Iain Campbell at a publisher’s workshop we attended. Dr. Campbell teaches large biology lecture courses at the University of Pittsburgh and few students came to his office to discuss problems they were having with his course. However, when he was sitting on the steps in front of the library reading the newspaper, students stopped to ask questions about that day’s lecture. He decided he would regularly read his newspaper there and when the weather turned colder, he moved to a coffee shop frequented by students. Before long, he was regularly meeting students off campus and never in his office."
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Six Roles for Faculty in Student Success Infographic

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Faculty play a critical role in shaping the student experience but are surprisingly underleveraged as allies in student success strategy. Here are six key ways that academic units and individual faculty members can help students successfully navigate their academic careers.
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NYU Response to Coronavirus Accelerates Digital Tool Adoption

NYU Response to Coronavirus Accelerates Digital Tool Adoption | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
When New York University closed its NYU Shanghai campus in response to the COVID-19 epidemic in China, little did it realize how much students would appreciate the efforts the university went through to keep their learning on track. The spring 2020 semester kicked off with school officials determined to use digital tools to deliver learning online as an alternative.
Hamline CTLs insight:
Institutions are preparing for remote instruction in response the COVID-19. Are you ready?
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Why Learning About Toxic Leadership Can Help Your Leadership Practice and Knowledge | Faculty Focus

Why Learning About Toxic Leadership Can Help Your Leadership Practice and Knowledge | Faculty Focus | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
Find out why learning about toxic leadership can improve our understanding and awareness of what “good or positive leadership” is.
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A New Netflix Show Will Tackle Life as a Department Chair. Academics Have Thoughts.

A New Netflix Show Will Tackle Life as a Department Chair. Academics Have Thoughts. | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
Sandra Oh will reportedly star in the fictional series as the head of an English department. Twitter was abuzz with possibility.
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Going Multimodal: 5 Tips for Making the Switch to Multimodal Assignments | Faculty Focus

Going Multimodal: 5 Tips for Making the Switch to Multimodal Assignments | Faculty Focus | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
An assignment is multimodal if it invites students to engage in more than one medium of communication, or if it gives students the opportunity to select from several potential media. For example, a video podcast would be multimodal because it uses both oral and visual communication. An assignment as a whole could be multimodal if it offers students several strategies for completion and/or assessment of the work.
Hamline CTLs insight:
From Faculty Focus, "Goiing Multimodal: 5 Tips for Making the Switch to Multimodal Assignments": "An assignment is multimodal if it invites students to engage in more than one medium of communication, or if it gives students the opportunity to select from several potential media. For example, a video podcast would be multimodal because it uses both oral and visual communication. An assignment as a whole could be multimodal if it offers students several strategies for completion and/or assessment of the work."
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Scaffolding: How the Chicken Who Crossed the Road Developed New Knowledge | Faculty Focus

Scaffolding: How the Chicken Who Crossed the Road Developed New Knowledge | Faculty Focus | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
The lesson offered from this pair of jokes is that with a little scaffolding, new knowledge and new learning are more easily developed in the classroom.
Hamline CTLs insight:
From Faculty Focus, "Scaffolding: How the Chicken Who Crossed the Road Developed New Knowledge": "An important distinction between scaffolding and ‘spoon-feeding’ is that we are not doing the climbing for the students, but we are willing to climb beside the student, making each step of the climbing/learning explicit. If I ask students, 'Why did the chicken cross the playground?' they rarely know the answer. If I precede that joke with the classic version, 'Why did the chicken cross the road?' and then ask the playground version, I have reminded them of what they already know—the answer, 'To get to the other side.' This can be used as a bridge to develop their response to the newer, harder joke. Analogical reasoning is one of our most fundamental cognitive processes (e.g., Gentner, 2012), and our language is replete with terms that allow us to express the relationship between ideas (e.g., but, and, however, beside, above, around, etc.). Scaffolding simply provides explicit examples of how to build analogies and express the relationships that we are cognitively predisposed toward." 
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Why We Need a New Higher Education: We Have a Responsibility to the Next Generation of Students

Why We Need a New Higher Education: We Have a Responsibility to the Next Generation of Students | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
By Cathy N. Davidson
Hamline CTLs insight:
"Why We Need a New Higher Education: We Have a Responsibility to the Next Generation of Students" in Liberal Education: "Higher education remains important to the public good but is also in need of reformation. Indeed, because postsecondary education is vital, it is incumbent on those of us who work in higher education to make sure our field is doing what we say it is doing: training the next generation not only for jobs but also to be leaders who can create better and more equitable futures—in the workplace, in their communities, and in the larger world. We have to fight for our universities, but we also need to create universities worth fighting for. We need a revolution in the Copernican sense: a fundamental change in the way we think about the purpose of higher education."
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Advice Finder

Advice Finder | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
Want to advance your career? Improve your institution? Our academic experts have guidance for you, and we’ve made it easy to find.
Hamline CTLs insight:
"Advice Finder" published in The Chronicle of Higher Education: "Want to advance your career? Improve your institution? Our academic experts have guidance for you, and we’ve made it easy to find."
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Faculty support for online learning builds slowly, steadily -- but not enthusiastically

Faculty support for online learning builds slowly, steadily -- but not enthusiastically | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
Proportion of professors who have taught online continues its consistent climb -- but belief in efficacy of online teaching remains stalled, annual Inside Higher Ed survey finds.
Hamline CTLs insight:
"“Embrace” is probably too strong. “Acquiescence” suggests too much passivity. Whatever word you choose, though, the data indicate that American faculty members -- whether grudgingly or enthusiastically -- are increasingly participating in and, to a lesser extent, accepting the validity of online education."
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A College Scare: Traditions and Stories of Halloween Past | Faculty Focus

A College Scare: Traditions and Stories of Halloween Past | Faculty Focus | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
It’s that time of year when spooky stories emerge and haunted traditions appear! From ghost stories to pumpkin-carving competitions, we found a few colleges and professors who have made their own Halloween traditions. 
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"It’s that time of year when spooky stories emerge and haunted traditions appear! From ghost stories to pumpkin-carving competitions, we found a few colleges and professors who have made their own Halloween traditions."
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Author discusses his book on the purpose of college

Author discusses his book on the purpose of college | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
Johann Neem discusses his new book about the need to affirm -- and strengthen -- the liberal arts at a time when reformers are doubting their value and that of higher education.
Hamline CTLs insight:
From Inside Higher Ed, "'What's The Point of College?'": "Johann Neem discusses his new book about the need to affirm -- and strengthen -- the liberal arts at a time when reformers are doubting their value and that of higher education."
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A Headache-Free Late Work Policy | Faculty Focus

A Headache-Free Late Work Policy | Faculty Focus | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
When it comes to late work policies, this instructor established a "Make-Up Day" that allows students one free pass at the end of the semester.
Hamline CTLs insight:
From Faculty Focus, "A Headache-Free Late Work Policy": "When it comes to late work policies, this instructor established a "Make-Up Day" that allows students one free pass at the end of the semester.
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Sociologists and more than a dozen other professional groups speak out against student evaluations of teaching

Sociologists and more than a dozen other professional groups speak out against student evaluations of teaching | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
Sociologists and more than a dozen other professional groups take a stand against using student evaluations of teaching as a primary measure of teaching effectiveness.
Hamline CTLs insight:
From Inside Higher Ed: "Sociologists and more than a dozen other professional groups take a stand against using student evaluations of teaching as a primary measure of teaching effectiveness."
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