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4th Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Engagement Conference (SoTE)

From the POD listserv: I am writing to advise you that the Call for Papers for the 4th Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Engagement Conference (SoTE) are now out.  The conference is scheduled for March 22 and 23rd, 2012.  Orem, Utah sits at the base of Mount Timpanogos, and I’m sure there will still be … Continue reading

13th Annual Midwest Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

From the POD listserv: We here at IUSB’s University Center for Excellence in Teaching are Writing to inform you that the 13th Annual Midwest Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is set for Friday, April 20, 2012 at Indiana University South Bend. We are currently accepting proposals on this year’s theme, “At Home … Continue reading

32nd Annual Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education International Conference

Call for Proposals 32ND ANNUAL SOCIETY FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Centre Mont-Royal Montreal, Quebec, Canada June 19 – 22, 2012 http://www.mcgill.ca/stlhe2012sapes The STLHE invites proposals for presentations at its 32nd Annual International Conference: “Learning without boundaries? Apprentissage sans limites?” The theme of this conference is learning without boundaries. Questions to explore … Continue reading

End of Semester Reflections: Beginnings, Endings and Spaces Between

I just finished reading Maryellen Weimer’s excellent post, End of Semester Reflections: Beginning, Endings and Spaces Between, in the Teaching Professor Blog. She writes, “Previously I would have encouraged everyone to write about the courses that have just ended. What do you think you will remember about them in five years? Are there students you will … Continue reading

Team-Based Learning Collaborative

From the Program Chair of the TBLC 2012: “The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) is a group of educators dedicated to supporting faculty from a variety of disciplines who wish to implement team-based learning.  Our recent conferences have included educators from a range of backgrounds, including medical education, other health-related disciplines, graduate and undergraduate education, professional … Continue reading

Pencils and Pixels: 21st Century Practices in Higher Education

The 37th Annual POD Conference will be held in Seattle, Washington on October 24-28, 2012. This year’s theme, Pencils and Pixels: 21st Century Practices in Higher Education, features an informed exploration of the unprecedented array of technologies, both high-tech and low-tech, available to POD members and to faculty, graduate and professional students, and administrators, among others. The … Continue reading

Wikipedia Global Education Program

At the ISSOTL (International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) international conference last month, I learned about Wikipedia Global Education Program — a Wikipedia initiative working to bring Wikipedia into higher education classrooms around the world. I am going to incorporate a Wikipedia project into my spring honors course, Irish Music, Peace, Politics, and … Continue reading

IRB and Cloud-Based Survey Tools

Some recent posts on the POD listserv have addressed IRB issues and survey data stored in the cloud. Here is a link to SurveyMonkey and information about how they adhere to IRB guidelines. Additionally, a cloud-based survey tool called PsychData was identified (PsychData was founded in 2001 with a single mission: “empower the social science community to … Continue reading

TeamLEAD at Duke-NUS

This is a wonderful video showcasing the TeamLEAD curriculum and instructional method at Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School. They believe that medical education should be comprised of more than just rote memorization of facts — they believe it should “critically examine facts and build creative thinking skills”. This video showcases an innovative and rigorous team-based learning … Continue reading

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