By Dan Riordan
This fall semester the work of the spring and summer is beginning to show on campus. As part of a university realignment, our Teaching and
This summer NTLC and Title III hosted an institute on collaborative teaching for instructors of our Living Learning Communities and a three-day workshop for all new instructors on campus. In the fall we will begin a series of 4-meeting 'Sharing Communities,' groups if instructors who meet to explore a particular issue. We also have a Development Series, with a session for faculty each Wednesday and Thursday; these sessions range from use of D2L, through audio grading of PDFs and the
In addition, we will now fund Communities of Practice (one-year research ventures, like SOTL), a small grant program, and 'travelships,' stipends we use to support travel to conferences for those who have worked in our programs. We have begun work with the colleges to create models for linked courses and team-taught courses, both wonderful ideas but bureaucratic snarls. All of this has been greatly facilitated by the support of the Provost who has enlarged the Director's position to full-time, calendar year.