Ask your students: The value of student input in online course design
For Jeongmin Cho, a junior at Princeton University from Seoul, South Korea, the transition to remote learning this spring was a transition to an entirely new form of teaching and learning…
Effective Active Learning
What makes for effective active learning? It’s not an overstatement to say this is what I spent all of undergrad and my first job thinking about. So what happens when I’m given five minutes to free-write on it? This: Effective active learning is characterized by intentional group discussion, planning, shared goal development, and collective working…
Common Intellectual Experiences as HIPs
At the beginning of this semester, we were asked to reflect on our own experiences with High Impact practices, and my first thought was my first 360º experience in undergrad. It was called Women in Walled Communities, and it was a cluster of three courses I took in the Fall of my sophomore year. I…
What does SoTL have to do with students?
[This post was originally published by the Center for Engaged Learning on January 10th, 2019 and is re-posted with permission.] This past October, the International Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) met in Bergen, Norway, to share SoTL projects, practices, and findings. On the Center for Engaged Learning’s “What is SoTL?” page, we define SoTL as…
Booklist for the future…
I often have moments, reading other works and following fellow academics on twitter, where I stumble upon something that reminds me: I need to read that book. I thought I’d keep track of those here. If you have suggestions for books to add to the list, let me know! Pedagogies of Crossing, M. Jacqui Alexander…
Independent Majoring Pt. II
We had the chance to talk to Dr. Ashley Finley today and I was able to ask her about whether she might consider independent majoring a high impact practice. She highlighted the powerful nature of defending ones major as an aspect of publicly demonstrating competence. She also troubled the independent part: would students who independently…
“And then there were…”: The case for another HIP
We were asked today to consider: what activity, experience, or pedagogy is not currently considered a High Impact Practice (HIP), but should be? In the five minutes we had to free-write, I thought about independent majors.
Is co-design in the classroom a HIP?
I’m living the dream right now, and taking a class on engaged learning. I say that entirely sincerely — I’m in the unique position of spending all of my working hours thinking about impactful and meaningful teaching and learning and I feel so at home!
I’m a researcher, writer, higher education professional, and current graduate student in Elon University’s Master of Higher Education program.