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International TA Program Student Honored

We are delighted to announce that one of our former Grad 5105 students, Adan Silverio Murillo, has been awarded the Department of Applied Economics' Outstanding Achievement Award for his work as a Graduate Teaching Assistant.

Pedagogical Innovations Journal Club

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: University Office Plaza room 444
Register for Mar. 17 in ULearn

Join the Center for Educational Innovation for Pedagogical Innovations Journal Club on March 17th at 12:30 in Room 444 UOffP. Each month we will present a different journal article describing a pedagogical innovation that may spark some ideas for your teaching. In March we will discuss the article "What if students revolt? - Considering Student Resistance: Origins, Options, and Opportunities for Investigation" by Seidel and Tanner published in CBE-Life Sciences Education. This article addresses the challenge of student resistance to pedagogical innovations. The authors describe what student resistance may look like (students who do not attend or participate in class etc.). They also provide multiple strategies for both preventing and responding to student resistance. You do not have to read the article to benefit from attending the journal club. Bring your lunch, dessert will be served. Parking in the Gopher Lot will be validated. For a copy of the article or to attend remotely: email Christina Petersen

Facilitator: Christina Petersen, Center for Educational Innovation

Teamwork: Surviving Group Projects

Are your student teams running smoothly, or do they sometimes look like this?

Check out, created for students in response to faculty requests for a resource to help students develop teamwork skills and manage common problems that arise during course-based group projects. Using scholarly literature and extensive focus groups with students, the site sets out “Steps to Success,” dispels common myths about teamwork, addresses conflict management, and provides tools to support collaboration. Read the faculty guide on using the site.

Teaching Tips

Journal Club Insights and Ideas
The Center’s Pedagogical Innovations Journal Club focuses monthly on a select, recently published, teaching- or learning-related article. In the open forum discussion participants address the practical implications of the research findings in light of their course contexts. This week’s post provides an overview of three recent readings and discussions.

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