Learning@Lehman Weekly Digest December 14, 2015

Lehman Teaching & Learning Commons


Monday, December 14, 2015

Greetings! Learning@Lehman offers a glance at recent perspectives in teaching and learning, posts reminders of this week’s faculty development opportunities, and describes a teaching strategy to increase student success.

Teaching and learning perspectives:

Can Data Measure Faculty Productivity? Rutgers Professors Say No


The Challenge of Restoring the ‘Public’ to ‘Public Higher Education’


On MOOCs and Mizzou


Faculty development activities:

Master Class, Brazilian Percussion

Tuesday, December 15, 3-4 p.m., Music 330 (Hearth Room)

Auditions, Daniel in the Lions’ Den (Penny Prince collaborative musical)

Wednesday, December 16 – Friday, December 18, 3:30-8:30 p.m.

(contact Penny Prince@penny.prince.@lehman.cuny.edu to schedule auditions)

Lehman Pottery Sale

Thursday, December 17, 12-2 p.m.

Fine Arts Building, Pottery Studio 029 (lower level)

This week’s teaching strategy:

Memory Matrix – Identify a key taxonomy and then design a grid that represents those interrelationships. Keep it simple at first. Avoid trivial or ambiguous relationships, which tend to backfire by focusing students on superficial kinds of learning. Although probably most useful in introductory courses, this technique can also be used to help develop basic study skills for students who plan to continue in the field. 

(from Kevin Yee, Interactive Techniques, 2007)

Questions? Comments? Stop by Old Gym 118 for more resources and discussion or email Gina Rae Foster <gina.foster@lehman.cuny.edu>

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