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FALL 2015 – WEEK 10
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Journal ClubThis week we wrap up fall term by reading about student evaluations.  Next term we plan to read a book–stay tuned for more details.

Please read three short blog posts

Shadow, L. and M. Weimer. 2015. A new twist on end-of-semester evaluations. Faculty Focus Blog.  23 November 2015. http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/philosophy-of-teaching/a-new-twist-on-end-of-semester-evaluations/

Weimer, M. 2012. End-of-course evaluations: making sense of student comments.  Faculty Focus Blog.  28 November 2012.http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/end-of-course-evaluations-making-sense-of-student-comments/

Winstanley, N. 2015. It’s not me, it’s you: Coping with student resistance. Faculty Focus Blog. 9 November 2015. http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/its-not-me-its-you-coping-with-student-resistance/

Optional reading on course evaluations:

Berrett, D. 2015.  Can student course evaluations be redeemed? Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Can-the-Student-Course/234369

For your convenience, we offer two weekly meetings in 317 LISB (Lewis Integrated Sciences Building):
Thursdays at 9:00 am
Fridays at 12:00 pm

Hope to see you there.

Elly and Julie

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From Aristotle to South Park: the ABT Framework as a New Tool for Science Communication

Date: Tuesday, December 1
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST
In this webinar, co-presented by UCS, the Society for Conservation Biology, and the American Geophysical Union/AGU’s Sharing Science program, Randy Olson will present what he has termed “The ABT Framework.” He will share how he has expanded it into “The Narrative Spectrum,” present examples of it working with scientists, and talk about the universal importance of narrative structure.

Register today for this upcoming skills-based webinar.

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