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September 25, 2014

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UVM Sustainability Faculty Fellows – Call for Applications

September 11, 2014   The UVM Sustainability Fellows Program invites applications for its sixth year! “This program seeks faculty who are committed to integrating interdisciplinary approaches to sustainability into the UVM curriculum. We seek to develop a learning community – a multidisciplinary cohort engaged in a year-long exploration of sustainability, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and collaboration.” » […]   Read more »

‘Twas Ever Thus

September 06, 2014   [The professor's] only difficulty … was to get [students] to talk at all. He had to devise schemes to find what they were thinking about and induce them to risk criticism from their fellows. — The Education of Henry Adams The quote on the right is from the 1919 autobiography by Henry Adams, a descendant […]   Read more »

Five Tips for the First Day

August 20, 2014   Tip #1: Learn names. Jonathan Leonard (CDAE) makes the effort to learn every student’s name, even when he has hundreds of students. His strategy is to open the class roster page in Banner and display the students’ photos and, while studying each face, he speaks their names aloud. Over and over. And over. Occasionally he […]   Read more »



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