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Hub Newsletter, October 4th 2021

Join us as a Hub Affiliate, Jan-Dec 2022

Hub Affiliates will develop expertise on a teaching and learning topic, of their own choosing, for the benefit of the campus teaching community and receive a $3000 stipend for their work during 2022. Check out the program description for suggested topics or pitch your own.

Our work in the Hub is connective – we want to be the vehicle that helps share your thoughtful teaching strategies with each other. If you know of something that will increase student success, use the Affiliates program to share it with your colleagues. Fill out the very short interest form by November 1st.The current Hub Affiliates and their projects are:

  • Maya Barak – Students as Partners 
  • Yi-Su Chen – Authentic Assessment 
  • Katherine LaCommare – Case Based Learning 
  • Michael MacDonald – Labor Based Grading 
  • Troy Murphy – Developing Students’ Oral Presentation Skills 
  • Carmel Price – Supporting Working-Class Students 
  • Samir Rawashdeh – Interdisciplinary Project Based Learning 
  • Alan Wiggins – Open Educational Resources  
  • Tian An Wong – Teaching Social Justice in Math  

You can read more about their Hub Affiliates projects on the Hub blog and maybe reach out to them if your work connects to theirs. Also, check out this Reporter article on Michael MacDonald’s work: Adventures in labor-based grading

Request a Mid Course Student Feedback Session

Mid-course student feedback sessions allow you to receive feedback that you can use immediately in a semester. The best time to schedule a session is during the 5th-8th weeks of class. In an asynchronous course, we will survey your students individually and then follow up with an opportunity for whole-class feedback. In a synchronous remote course or an in-person course, we will develop feedback with your students by facilitating discussions that build consensus. The process is confidential. There are two different forms to request an online session or to request an in-person session. Capacity is limited. Requests are filled on a first come, first served basis. Or you could also use this google form template to gather your own feedback. Whether conducted by the Hub or by you, the most important step of the feedback process is the conversation with students after you’ve collected their feedback; even telling them why you cannot make certain changes increases the transparency in your course.

Recording from Jesse Stommel Keynote

Check out this blog post to catch up on the Oct 1st keynote Start by Trusting Students, Start by Trusting Teachers.And while you are there, register for the next eventCritical Digital Pedagogy: a panel on October 28th, 11-12. It will be moderated by Jesse and feature Ruha BenjaminSean Michael Morris, and Martha Burtis.

Creative Teaching Fund, due Oct 15

The Creative Teaching Fund is a resource to support innovative teaching with a focus on making learning more engaging, challenging, fulfilling, and effective for students. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, for amounts less than $1000, or on October 15th, for amounts up to $3000.

Grants to Attend Open Education Conference, Oct 18-22

The Open Education Campus Committee, co-chaired by Autumm Caines and Raya Samet, is sponsoring a limited number of registrations for faculty and students to the Open Education Conference which is completely virtual this year and will run from October 18-22, 2021. This form contains all of the information about expectations and is your portal to apply! Please share with your students. Deadline for applications is Monday, October 11, 2021.

Images by DS stories from Pexels and by MIH83 from Pixabay.