Applications Open for Faculty Fellows in Service Learning Program

The Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility invites you to apply for the 2017-2018 Faculty Fellows in Service-Learning program, a one-year fellowship designed to accelerate the work of ten faculty members who are eager to develop exemplary curricular approaches to education. Sponsored by CESR, Faculty Fellows create courses that promote active and ethical citizenship, social […]

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“My Worst Hour Happy Hour”: The Highlight Reel

The Teaching Happy Hour is an opportunity for A&S faculty and instructors to gather in an informal setting and share their ideas and strategies for the classroom. This year, the theme was “My Worst Hour Happy Hour,” and to enter the happy hour room, faculty had to describe their worst hour teaching and what they did […]

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Learning in Action Fellow Applications Due 3/1

The Learning in Action Fellows Program supports faculty and staff interested in designing and implementing experiential learning opportunities (ELOs) to support undergraduate problem-solving skills. Selected participants design, implement, and assess an ELO over the course of an academic year; meet with national experiential learning experts, participate in a professional learning community and the UA Learning in Action […]

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Crossroads Offers Diversity and Inclusion Workshops

Faculty, instructors and graduate teaching assistants are invited to attend Spring 2017 teaching workshops on promoting diversity and inclusion in the classroom. At 37,000 students and counting, The University of Alabama may not be the biggest place students will ever live, but chances are it will be the most diverse. UA is home to students […]

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Diversity and Inclusion in Math Courses

by David Cruz-Uribe, Department of Mathematics Diversity and inclusion really have nothing to do with the subject of mathematics, per se. Mathematics is among the most abstract and universal of human disciplines. Pure mathematicians work hard to strip their subject of anything contingent, anything to close to the “real world.” Attempts to decolonize mathematics, or […]

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Students Create a Cathedral on the Quad

by Jennifer Feltman, Department of Art & Art History Last week, students from my Late Medieval and Gothic Cathedrals courses worked together to layout the plan of a cathedral on the Quad using only simple tools: wooden stakes, mallets, string, and a straight edge. After about 3 hours work, they had the outlines of a […]

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Apps Offer Intro to Digital Mapping

by Elliot Blair, Department of Anthropology A couple of weeks ago, I attended the annual Teaching Professor Technology Conference, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. A quick glance at the program showed that at least half of the sessions were oriented towards online classes (not something I currently teach), while the remainder were largely […]

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Do You Kahoot?

by Michael J. Altman, Department of Religious Studies Games are fun. Quizzes are not. But games can make quizzes more fun. That’s what I have learned by experimenting with the Kahoot, an interactive learning game, in my REL 130: Religion, Politics, and Law course. I discovered Kahoot during the Teaching Professor Technology Conference a few […]

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Serial and Student Writing

by Sarah Pilcher, Department of English In July, I heard the news that a Baltimore judge had overturned Adnan Syed’s 1999 murder conviction. I hadn’t listened to Sarah Koenig’s wildly popular podcast Serial in 2014, but I remembered Syed’s name from discussions between friends and colleagues. Because it was a lazy-hazy-crazy day of summer, I […]

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Establishing a Digital Presence with People.ua.edu

by Lesley Jo Weaver, Department of Anthropology As a group, academics have been relatively slow to recognize the importance of maintaining a professional online presence. Perhaps this is because many of us imagine that the “real” work we do is mental, internal, and focused on ideas rather than personae. Fortunately for us and everyone else, […]

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