Weekly News and Tip, May 1, 2008

News - Steve Mickelson Named CELT Director
Steven Mickelson, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, will become the new Director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and Co-Director of Learning Communities. This appointment will begin June 1. Welcome, Steve!

Tip - Hundreds of Sample Syllabi for University Courses

Announcements - EDUCAUSE Webinar

  • A one-hour EDUCAUSE Webinar, “Metacognition and Monitoring: Understanding and Improving Students' Skills for Learning,” will be presented Monday, May 5, at noon in 206 Durham (no registration required). Metacognition - thinking about one’s thinking and reflecting on one’s learning - is essential to both teaching content and helping students learn. Marsha Lovett, associate research professor of psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, will discuss recent research on teaching metacognition, including a Carnegie-Mellon program which integrates metacognition in first-year science courses. For more information on "Metacognition and Monitoring: Understanding and Improving Students' Skills for Learning".

FYI - Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Update; Last Call for Learning Communities Institute

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