• Center for Teaching, Research & Learning
    (202) 885-2117
    Hurst, Room 214

    Mon. - Fri. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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.

Fall 2014

"Student Voices on AU Curriculum"
Wednesday, October 15, 2014: 12:00-1:30 pm (MGC 5)

"Doing the Reading: Is the Cost of Textbooks a Factor?"
Thursday, November 13, 2014: 12:00-1:30 pm (MGC 5)

Previous Noontime Conversation Topics:

  • "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.