Five College Blended Learning and Digital Humanities Mixer

Announcing Our Student Fellowship Mixer!
Happy October from 5CollBL/DH! We’re excited to share the news of this year’s Student Fellowship Mixer. We welcome faculty working in DH and undergraduate students in the Five Colleges curious about our 2019-2020 Digital Humanities Fellowship to come mingle and learn about what the fellowship program has to offer. The mixer is scheduled for Thursday, October 17, from 4:30pm-6:30pm at Five Colleges, Inc. (97 Spring St, Amherst). Please share widely in your circles and with any undergraduate students in the Five Colleges you think might be interested in attending.

L. Dee Fink’s Guide to Course Design

Fink Alignment Diagram

This self directed guide for course design by L. Dee Fink is excerpted from his  his book “Creating Significant Learning Experiences,” which you can read online. The guide has a fair amount of background that makes a case for backwards design. Toward the back of the guide there are worksheets to help you plan your course in a way that keeps your learning goals, teaching and learning activities, and your assessment aligned.

 

3 Tips for the Minute Before Class

A brief  video from the Chronicle of Higher Education for the minutes before class:

1) Chat with students

2) Post the agenda

3) Create wonder

These tips are taken from “Small Changes in Teaching” by James Lang. There are more tips and info here.

Ideas for Class Activities

This column from Chronicle Vitae includes some great classroom activities that help you find out what students already know and what they understand from the reading. These activities also help students make connections across readings and to be prepared for class discussions.

 

Share Your Research on Public Radio

AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella is host of the radio segment The Academic Minute, produced by WAMC Northeast Public Radio in partnership with AAC&U. The Academic Minute features faculty and researchers from colleges and universities around the world discussing what’s new in the academy and the ways in which academic research contributes to serving the public good. In addition to being broadcast widely on radio stations around the country, each segment is posted daily on Inside Higher Ed and across The Academic Minute’s and AAC&U’s social media portals.

The Academic Minute is seeking individual submissions for upcoming segments on any topic, and campuses are also encouraged to submit ideas for “weekly takeovers” featuring five separate research segments from a single institution. Recent weekly takeovers featured research from Whitworth University, Cornell College, Lafayette College, and Purdue University (upcoming).

Please send submissions to David Hopper at dhopper@wamc.org, and be sure to tune in daily to The Academic Minute. Thank you for considering this opportunity for public engagement.

What is an ePortfolio?

Our ePortfolio template is an organized support for students in tackling their Div II portfolio.  It is also:

  • A more flexible system for storing and sharing their divisional work in which students can curate their work
  • A guide that prompts students to write reflections on their work – helping them and you make meaning of what they have accomplished
  • An interactive showcase for all kinds work
  • An easy way to share their final portfolio with their committee – or the world
  • A system with easy-to-personalize visual style
  • A support in planning their educational path
  • A system with built-in help from Instructional Technology and the Knowledge Commons

Have interested students?  Have them sign up at:

hamp.it/eportfolio2018

Want more information?

Email us: at portfolios@hampshire.edu

Watch a short (1 min 22 sec) video about our current ePortfolios