Fieldnotes

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Supporting Students in Distressing Times

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Nine faculty members share their stories on how they have responded to the crises of the 2014-15 academic year. The intention of this collection is to make visible and learn from the wide varieties of ways in which instructors have supported individual students, nurtured a sense of classroom community, and fostered departmental learning. The stories also help us understand some of the challenges and barriers to acknowledging or responding to distressing events in the context of the classroom.  If you have a story to tell, please email us at trc-uva@virginia.edu.

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Teaching with Technology Inside and Outside the Classroom

Monday, April 28th, 2014

With the increase in the use of technology for entertainment, personal correspondence, and academics, it’s important to reflect on how this technology influences student learning. Read More »

Face-to-Face Education: What Students Are Saying (Part 3)

McDaniel
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

We asked students around grounds to share their experience with the benefits of face-to-face education in an age of online learning.  During the next few weeks, we will share a number of personal narratives provided by students.

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Workshops

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Exploring Student-Faculty Partnerships at UVa

Friday, February 6th, 2015

We flipped the classroom. We invigorated course design. We made lectures interactive. What next? What will trigger the next paradigmatic shift on our college campuses? Some students and faculty at UVa think they have an answer.

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When Trauma Impacts Learning

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Date: Monday February 16, 2015
Location:Newcomb Hall, South Meeting Room

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Description:

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Facilitators:

Claire Kaplan, Program Director, Gender Violence & Social Change
Hannah Trible, Counseling Intern
-Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center-

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Book Reviews

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Sexual victimization and learning

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

A book review. Read More »

Redesigning the class to Increase Student Involvement

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

A book review. Read More »

Virginia's Academical Podcast

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Virginia’s Academical Podcast Ep.6

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Virginia’s Academical Podcast is a regularly occurring talk show which promotes excellence and innovation in teaching at the University of Virginia and beyond. This podcast aims to build a community of educational developers, instructional designers, academic technologists, and educators at any level to discuss creative, innovative, and research-driven approaches, assessments, and technologies related to teaching and learning.

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Virginia’s Academical Podcast Ep.5

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Topics of discussion: Rice’s Delange Confrence, ISSOTL, POD, UVa’s Academy of Teaching, Speak Your Mind, Jude Reagan shares her experience in educational development Read More »

Virginia’s Academical Podcast Ep.4

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Virginia’s Academical Podcast is a regularly occurring talk show which promotes excellence and innovation in teaching at the University of Virginia and beyond. This podcast aims to build a community of educational developers, instructional designers, academic technologists, and educators at any level to discuss creative, innovative, and research-driven approaches, assessments, and technologies related to teaching and learning.

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Opinion/Editorial

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Three roles faculty have when incorporating technology into their course

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Are you an instructor using technology in your classroom? Well, there are three roles that you should be taking as the instructor… Role model, tech support, and cheerleader!

Instructor as role model

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Engaging Students Through Their Laptops

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

As more and more faculty begin to flip their classroom, design blended learning experiences, and think about a hybrid model, it is important to consider how students use their technology.  In today’s college classroom, students are not only able to escape paying attention through daydreaming and crosswords, but also by text messaging, browsing millions of webpages, watching streaming videos, and updating social networking sites.  (for more background on this topic, please refer to “What are students really typing?”)

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