Faculty seminars are faculty-motivated and held throughout the year in order to inform the teaching that we do in the classroom. By organizing the seminars around recent pedagogical scholarship we are able to base our practices on principles grounded in actual case studies and rigorous scholarship. Indeed, engaging in these scholarly discussions has allowed us to question the way we understand our teaching practices, learning assumptions, and writing goals.
Thanks to all those who participated in the Student Engagement and Motivation faculty seminar that Chris Walsh and I led this semester — we had some great discussions about perspectives on how to help our students do their best work and feel connected to what they learn. —Sam Myers