Group Work and Student Interaction
Learning activities centered on building student-to-student interactions, team-based learning, small group work, and peer evaluation.
Learning by Doing
Engagement activities (such as experiential learning, lab activities, or studio work) enriched by invigorating content, meaningful experiences, application activities, and real-world tasks.
Authentic and Meaningful Assessment
Assessment activities in which students apply their learning to real-world situations in realistic, meaningful, and student-centered ways, and in which they receive timely and meaningful feedback.
Our research initiatives and faculty development programs are targeted at benefiting students, faculty members, and administration.
Students – We work with students to:
- Understand their learning experiences
- Discover ways to maximize their engagement
- Develop courses that afford all students the opportunity to thrive academically
Faculty – We collaborate with faculty members to:
- Advance a culture of care in the classroom
- Employ effective assessments
- Improve student engagement and outcomes
- Research the effectiveness of current classroom infrastructure
Administration – We consult with administrative units to:
- Optimize the educational technology landscape for faculty and students
- Support program and course development
- Research the effectiveness of current teaching practices
Working with these stakeholders, we have also found great benefit from working within and across our disciplines. For example, how to have digital sketchbooks? lab notebooks? Are these similar? Different? How can they inform each other? The disciplinary approaches of our three colleges allows for interesting synergies.