With a severe winter storm forecast to affect our area during Saturday night and Sunday, residential students are asked to postpone their return to campus to Monday afternoon or, for those whose class schedules allow, Tuesday. Students, please do not arrive on campus Sunday, and check back here throughout the storm's duration for the latest advisories. Those students whose travel arrangements do not allow for a return to campus on Monday or Tuesday will be permitted to arrive during the day on Saturday and will be able to access their residential space by ID swipe. (Please note that meal plans go into effect with the Sunday evening meal.)
Hartt Community Division students and families, please check back here during the weekend for the status of HCD activities.
The Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation’s (CTEI) Learn@Lunch series is an opportunity for University of Hartford faculty to lead and engage in discussions around teaching and learning. The sessions (typically 3-4 each semester) are designed to encourage faculty to share and explore new teaching methods and are intended to foster collegiality, community, and peer support around teaching. Each semester the topics vary and are selected based on feedback from faculty and with the guidance of the CTEI Faculty Advisory Committee.
Vanessa Bond (Music Education, Hartt), Joshua Russell (Music Education, Hartt), and Jim Shattuck (Chemistry, A&S), will lead this conversation, describing their experiences conducting SoTL, employing a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods. They will discuss strategies for engaging in research on teaching and learning, including formulating questions, securing approval to work with human subjects, gathering data, and finding outlets for SoTL articles.
Mako Haruta (Math, A&S), Ed Gray (Chemistry, A&S) and Roger Desmond (Communication, A&S) will share their experience teaching a flipped classroom for the first time, discussing a range of topics, including: why they decided to flip their classes, what advice they would give to faculty considering teaching a flipped class, how students reacted and performed in their flipped class, and what kind of work is involved in teaching a flipped class.
Larissa Schroeder (Math, A&S) and Lisa Zawilinski (Education, ENHP) will present a range of instructional strategies, which require students to do more than simply watching, listening, and taking notes in class. These strategies can be as short as one-minute long, and help to reinforce important content, provide frequent and immediate feedback to students, and help foster a sense of community and collaboration in the classroom.