• Center for Teaching, Research & Learning
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Noontime Conversations

The Center for Teaching, Research & Learning sponsors two-three conversational lunches per semester focused on topics of special interest to Faculty. Past Noontime Conversations have included training on Endnote Bibliographic Software, Making Your Own Film as a Learning Tool, and Doing Justice to Ethics in the Classroom. If you have a particular issue you would like to share with faculty in this venue, please contact Anna Olsson, at x6077.

Spring 2015


Monday, March 30 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm | MGC 5

Reacting to the Past

Patrick Coby (Professor of Government, Smith College)

This interactive workshop allows faculty to experience a dynamic pedagogy that allows students to experience an historical event. Students assume the roles of historical figures as they debate issues, negotiate compromises, and scheme against their faction opponents.

Register for the March 30th Noontime Conversation


Previous Noontime Conversation Topics:

  • Problem Based Learning
  • Combine Your iPad and iPhone To Teach, Present, Write, and Conduct Research
  • Doing the Reading: Is the Cost of Textbooks a Factor?
  • Student Voices: AU Undergraduate Curriculum
  • Ways To Help Students Improve Their Writing Skills
  • eBooks in Higher Education: Reading Between the Lines
  • Learning and the Brain: Cognitive Processes that Underlie Learning with Daniel Willingham
  • Out of Print" Film by Vivienne Roumani
  • Where's Professor Waldo in the Lands of MOOCs
  • Connecting the Dots: Aligning Course Content in Undergraduate Curriculum
  • Teaching with Research
  • Student Voices: Lessons from Student Survey Data
  • Another Student Recommendation?
  • The Art of Teaching - Perils and Pleasures of Pedagogical Interdisciplinarity
  • Beyond SETs: Continuing the Conversation
  • Beyond SETs: Brainstorming the Possibilities
  • Teaching with Research
  • Can’t Get to Campus? How to Keep Your Class Going Anyway
  • Food for Thought - Using Gastronomy as an Incentive to Learn
  • Face time with the Teaching Coach: Tips and Tricks for Better Teaching
  • Valentine's Luncheon: Researching Teaching and Teaching Research
  • How to Quantify Great Ideas
  • Facebook Startup - New Classroom Tools
  • Measures of Good Teaching
  • Evaluating Capstones, Comps and Significant Research Papers
  • Greening the Classroom

See CTRL's Events Calendar for more details on all events.

Audio & video files of previous Noontime Conversations are available on iTunes U.