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December Faculty Forum on Using Technology to Teach Face-to-Face Classes

Today we hosted the last faculty forum of 2022! In this faculty forum, we discussed how we can make use of technology to teach face-to-face. Our faculty colleagues shared some wonderful tips and tricks on how to use technology to build community, make use of Canvas, and integrate polls in face-to-face classes.  Scott Peat sharedContinue reading “December Faculty Forum on Using Technology to Teach Face-to-Face Classes”

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Faculty Forum: Implementing Trauma-Informed Pedagogy with Canvas

Our topic for the November Faculty forum was “Implementing Trauma-Informed Pedagogy with Canvas.” We had a wonderful discussion on chunking content and how to help students deal with external stressors.  Michael Muhme, a communication professor, shared the value of chunking content and breaking down large assignments. He also shared his overall philosophy that students haveContinue reading “Faculty Forum: Implementing Trauma-Informed Pedagogy with Canvas”

Faculty Forum on Canvas Tricks: Ungrading at BC

In the October faculty forum, we discussed “Canvas Tricks: Upgrading at BC.” Ungrading provides us as instructors an opportunity to reflect on the assessments in our course and how they support student learning. Ungrading can be a bit difficult to implement as it can be hard to imagine how to actually ungrade when the systemContinue reading “Faculty Forum on Canvas Tricks: Ungrading at BC”

Renegade Approaches to Culturally-Responsive Pedagogy and Equity-Minded Teaching

In our April faculty forum, faculty colleagues shared their approaches towards implementing culturally responsive pedagogy in their own teaching. Throughout the forum, the importance of reflection and representation emerged again and again as common themes.  For short video recaps of the forum, read on!  Omar Gonzalez shared how he has begun using OER and interactiveContinue reading “Renegade Approaches to Culturally-Responsive Pedagogy and Equity-Minded Teaching”

Faculty Perspectives on Mobile-Friendly Teaching

Our March faculty forum explored “Mobile-Friendly Teaching: Simple Ways to Make Our Classes Accessible on Mobile Devices.” Chris Cruz-Boone shared her strategies for making courses accessible on mobile devices, including:  Creating short overview videos Using accordions in design tools to chunk long pages of text Check out this 13-minute video for an overview of Chris’Continue reading “Faculty Perspectives on Mobile-Friendly Teaching”

Faculty Perspectives on Humanizing Learning

The February faculty forum “Humanizing Learning: Tips and Tricks for Face-to-Face and Online Classes” featured three faculty who shared their strategies for humanizing their courses. Rebecka Zepeda shared her liquid syllabus, syllabus quiz, and introductory Flipgrid assignment. If you are looking for a Renegade example of a liquid syllabus, check out this 9-minute video whichContinue reading “Faculty Perspectives on Humanizing Learning”

Faculty Forums Spring 2022: Humanizing, Mobile-Friendly Teaching, and Culturally-Responsive Pedagogy

Happy February! With the start of the new semester well underway, today is the perfect day to announce the faculty forum lineup for Spring 2022. In each forum, faculty will share their tips and tricks from 12:00-12:30. Humanizing Learning: Tips and Tricks for Face-to-Face and Online Classes Join us February 15th at noon to hearContinue reading “Faculty Forums Spring 2022: Humanizing, Mobile-Friendly Teaching, and Culturally-Responsive Pedagogy”

Faculty Perspectives on Managing Temporary Online Teaching

Last Thursday, eight of our faculty colleagues joined us to share their insight and strategies for managing temporary online instruction. In this forum, the power of short overview videos, the importance of flexibility, and the value of using multiple communication methods emerged as common themes. Emily Wilson began the forum by sharing an overview ofContinue reading “Faculty Perspectives on Managing Temporary Online Teaching”

Faculty Perspectives on Teaching Strategies They Learned the Hard Way

We hosted the last faculty forum of 2021 on November 9th. The topic this month was “I Wish I Knew… Faculty Share Strategies They Learned the Hard Way.”  Keith Wolaridge launched the forum by sharing his experience playing around with Canvas and learning the hard way how to save pages. He also gave a shout-outContinue reading “Faculty Perspectives on Teaching Strategies They Learned the Hard Way”

Faculty Perspectives on Tools That Make Our Lives Easier (And Help Students Succeed)

The October Faculty Forum featured three faculty who shared tools they use that make our lives easier and help students succeed. These tools included: the Redirect Tool, Google Docs, and Adobe Spark. For a short recap of how faculty use these tools to make their lives easier and to help students succeed in their courses,Continue reading “Faculty Perspectives on Tools That Make Our Lives Easier (And Help Students Succeed)”