Thank you Sara McDowell for forwarding:
2012 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR THE SOCIETY FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
June 19 – 22, 2012
The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) invites proposals for presentations at its 32nd Annual International Conference – “Learning without boundaries? Apprentissage sans limites?”
The theme of this conference is learning without boundaries. Questions to explore include:
• Does learning have boundaries?
• What boundaries do we have or need?
• Are boundaries productive? Constructive? Liberating?
• Which boundaries need to be re-drawn, crossed, broken or maintained?
The theme invites participants to expand their boundaries and /or bridges in areas related to:
• Teaching practices
• Learning environments
• Language, culture, and disciplines
• Learning support services such as: libraries, student services, service learning, stages/internships
Deadline: All proposals must be submitted by midnight Thursday January 19, 2012.
For more information and the full Call for Proposals, please visit the Conference website www.mcgill.ca/stlhe2012sapes
Forwarded from Patricia Bellamy, thanks!
From: Margot Conahan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2011 12:53
Subject: Immersion ’12 Teacher/Program track applications due Friday 12/2
Hi Immersion alumni!
This Friday, December 2 (11:00 p.m. CST) is the application deadline for the ACRL Information Literacy Immersion ’12 Program (Teacher and Program tracks). Immersion ’12 will be held July 22-27, 2012, at Champlain College in Burlington, VT. Immersion ’12 Program provides four-and-a-half days of intensive information literacy training and education for academic librarians. Whether your institution is just beginning to think about implementing an information literacy component or whether you have a program well under way, Immersion ‘12 will provide you with the intellectual tools and practical techniques to help your institution build or enhance its instruction program.
- “I can honestly say I have never experienced a more holistic learning experience! WOW!” — Immersion ’11 participant
- “Immersion has been an energizing experience – so full of new ideas, new perspectives, new minds and colleagues.” — Immersion ’11 participant
- “This was definitely a career transforming experience.” — Immersion ’11 participant
Acceptance to Immersion ’12 is competitive to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation. Complete program and track details, along with application materials, are available online. Questions concerning the program or application process should be directed to Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522 or e-mail email@example.com.
Manager, Professional Development
Association of College and Research Libraries
50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611
312-280-2522; fax: 312-280-2520
On Tuesday, November 22, 2011 we attended a CTSI workshop for faculty called Exploring What’s Behind ‘I don’t understand’ by Andrea Graham, Martha Harris and Tanya Lewis. It was well attended with about 13 faculty members and the two of us. The two hour workshop was lecture style, but embedded with hands on activities. This is a summary of what we thought were the most important lessons learned:
- This workshop examined different strategies for organizing confusion into a foundation for understanding. When we are successful, students are able to become independent learners.
- A few examples that were covered were: concept mapping, ticket out the door, charting and index cards.
- The focus was more geared towards teaching an entire course, but some of these tools could still be applied to the more typical library-related sessions
Maria and Mindy
For your amusement (any other xkcd fans here?):
I really liked this handout/workbook on Assignment Design (PDF) produced by Allyson Skene and Susan McCahan for CTSI. Last page is a handy Assignment Evaluation Checklist for instructors!
As a part of the 2011 TEACHING & LEARNING SYMPOSIUM, CTSI is holding a CAPTION CONTEST for UofT instructors and staff. Submit your caption for the attached cartoon for the chance to win a Dell Streak 7 Honeycomb tablet.
Three captions will be selected from the submitted entries. These three captions will be on display at the Teaching and Learning Symposium on Monday, November 28th at Hart House when attendees will have the opportunity to vote for the winner.
Now available on the ALA web site, the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education “are designed to guide academic libraries in advancing and sustaining their role as partners in educating students, achieving their institutions’ missions, and positioning libraries as leaders in assessment and continuous improvement on their campuses. Libraries must demonstrate their value and document their contributions to overall institutional effectiveness and be prepared to address changes in higher education. “
From the latest C&RL News – November 2011
- How to take copyright information to the University — tips for conveying the message to faculty and students
- More great ways to use Google Docs (this time for self-assessment and personal reflection)
- Using the library to promote scholarship