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A.J. Carlson Lecture on the Liberal Arts
Jack Carlson arrived at Austin College as a scholar of early modern European history and grew professionally under the influence of President John D. Moseley to become not only the Dean of Humanities but also one of the College’s leading voices in support of liberal arts education. Jack’s courageous defense of liberal arts education never weakened despite the many financial pressures confronting the College; on the contrary, the consistency of his voice remained a major influence at the College throughout his long and productive career.
Dr. Kevin Gannon, Professor of History, Grand View University
Tuesday, September 10, 2020
Lecture: 5 p.m. on Zoom
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“Hope Among the Heartless: The Fierce Urgency of the Liberal Arts in a Time of Crisis”
Faculty Research and Pedagogy Talks
Professors talk about their research and teaching.
Free and open to the public. All talks are via Zoom with grab and go lunch provided in WCC 245 starting at 11:00 a.m. Talks will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will be followed by a question and answer period.
Dr. Mikidadu Mohammed, Thursday, October 15, 2020 (via Zoom)
“Integrating Research into Teaching: A Tale of Three Approaches”
Dr. Andra Petrean, Thursday, November 19, 2020 (via Zoom)
“Teaching Robotics: An Opportunity to Inspire and Connect to Students Across Campus”
(all sessions will be on Thursdays from 11 a.m.-12 noon CST via Zoom)
- July 9 – Reducing Uncertainty: Five modalities for fall courses – Andrea Overbay
- July 16 – Using Our Quality Matters Resources – Karla McCain
- July 23 – Applied Learning Experiences in the (Semi?) Remote Environment: Continuing the Conversation – Jessica Healy
- July 30 – Creating Community in the (Semi?) Remote Environment – Erin Copple Smith
Spring Workshop Week Johnson Center Day
Moving Forward Using What We’ve Learned This Semester, Andrea Overbay
- Mentoring Students Remotely, Karla McCain
- Providing Digital Feedback, Erin Copple Smith
- , Ashley Tharayil
- Collaborative Work in the Remote Environment, Jim Hebda
- Labs and Applied Learning in the Remote Environment, Jessica Healy
- Integration of Hybrid Models: How to combine in-person and remote sessions, Felix Harcourt
On Tuesdays: Connect with colleagues in person in overflow dining in Mabee Hall or elsewhere on campus. Connect virtually in the “Virtual Moseley Room” (no programming, just drop in for conversation).
On Thursdays, we have grab and go lunch provided in WCC 245 11-12:30 p.m. and scheduled discussions led by colleagues on specific topics via Zoom. Topics may include evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning, diversity and inclusion, updates on faculty-driven initiatives, and other professional development issues in liberal arts and higher education. On the first Thursday of every month, separate lunch discussions are held for new faculty, faculty in their third to fifth years, and post-Tenure faculty.
- See a list of the Thursday Lunch Topics
lunch begins at 11 a.m., and discussion starts at 11:30 a.m.