Blackboard Sessions


CUAA Fall Faculty Book Group

Three meetings, all in SCI 102:
Wednesday October 11, 3:30-4:30;
Thursday October 26, 4:00-5:00;
Wednesday November 15, 3:30-4:40

Join colleagues for discussion of the book The College Fear Factor: How Students and Professors Misunderstand One Another by Rebecca D. Cox. Book group facilitated by Robert Hill.

Register by September 13 to get the book free.

About the book: Rebecca D. Cox draws on five years of interviews and observations at community colleges. She shows how students and their instructors misunderstand and ultimately fail one another, despite good intentions. Most memorably, she describes how easily students can feel defeated―by their real-world responsibilities and by the demands of college―and come to conclude that they just don’t belong there after all.

“The College Fear Factor” reveals how the traditional college culture can actually pose obstacles to students’ success, and suggests strategies for effectively explaining academic expectations.

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Managing Difficult Conversations in the Classroom

Thursday September 14, 3:45-4:45 in SCI 102
Led by Jeff Schwehm and Glenda Waterman

This is a continuation of the successful session that took place during the May 2017 Faculty Institute.

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Wiki-Working: A Partial, Palatable Flip for the Conventional, Lecture-Based Classroom

Tuesday October 3, 4:00-5:00 in SCI 102
Led by Dr. Matt Schumann

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Fall 2017: The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat

Wednesday November 29, 3:30-4:30 in SCI 102

This is a roundtable faculty discussion of what worked—and didn’t—in the classroom. Facilitated by Robert Hill.

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