University of Maryland professor Ethan Hutt discussed the history of the U.S. educational grading system during this semester's Provost's Seminar on Teaching, and posed questions to consider when rethinking the manner in which student achievements are presented.
President Mark Schlissel highlighted significant opportunities for research and teaching, as well as challenges that new University of Michigan faculty members will face as educators in the coming year.
A campuswide New Faculty Orientation designed to introduce all new faculty to the University of Michigan will take place Aug. 30 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the Michigan League.
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For their creative and inventive approaches to improving student learning, five faculty projects led by Michael Cole, Mary Lou Dorf, Craig Regester, Stephen Rush and Adam Simon will be awarded the ninth annual Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize.
At the Provost's Seminar on Teaching, educators from the University of Michigan and across higher education discussed how to demonstrate the impact of engaged learning methods.
Members of the university community have one last week to put forward their favorite examples of innovations in teaching by nominating them for the Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize.
In its ninth year, the competition will award $5,000 to up to five faculty projects.
A campuswide New Faculty Orientation designed to introduce all new faculty to the University of Michigan will take place Aug. 31, from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., in the Michigan League.
"What would it take for every student at the University of Michigan to have a high-impact engaged learning experience?" That's approximately 7,000 experiences a year for undergraduates, using current enrollment trends.
"What if a common element of the Wolverine Experience was not just a seat in the northwest corner of the Big House?"
To keep the momentum going beyond the Third Century Initiative — which officially ends with U-M's Bicentennial in 2017 — the university is offering Transforming Learning for the Third Century-Networks for Engaged Teaching funds of up to $1,000.
More than 500 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from 16 U-M schools and colleges registered for the 13th annual Preparing Future Faculty conference Wednesday to learn about strategies and resources for success in academic careers.
New faculty members got a head start on their U-M teaching and research careers at the New Faculty Orientation.
They picked up tips to help them succeed in the classroom through workshop sessions presented by the Center for Research on Teaching and Learning, and learned about the university during an information fair.
After a national search, Matthew Kaplan has been named the executive director of the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.
One student's engaged learning experience changed her career path.
Lello Guluma went from a pre-health focus to being a Program in the Environment student after working on two projects, one abroad and one in the United States.
A three-day conference of teaching and learning professionals from around the world will be broadcast to U-M staff and faculty for free Monday through Wednesday.
The Educause Learning Initiative Annual Meeting provides content and exploration of the toughest issues currently facing higher education.
Changing the face of STEM teaching at U-M will be a continuous journey, but it will alter "the relationship with students in important, fundamental ways," the keynote speaker at the October Provost’s Seminar on Teaching told a group of faculty Wednesday.
Nearly 300 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from 16 U-M schools and colleges attended the 12th annual "Preparing Future Faculty" conference Monday to learn about strategies and resources for success in academic careers.
Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prizes of $5,000 will be presented to up to five faculty projects this spring, with the current call for nominations closing on Feb. 3. This is the sixth year the prizes will be awarded.