Friday, October 14, 2016
8:30am to 1:30pm
Marvin Center 3rd Floor
GW’s sixth annual Teaching Day focuses on how to assess and support critical thinking and on GW faculty research on their teaching. All GW faculty are invited to attend all or part of the day with registration free of charge.
Please join us for continental breakfast, conversation, and considerations around the latest research on teaching and learning. Register to reserve your seat today.
Interactive Keynote (9 am - Noon)
How to Assess and Support Critical Thinking: Looking together at student work and challenges. Professor Chris Anson
This session will widen participants’ toolbox of effective approaches to assessing student work and constructing assignments, activities, and feedback to help students develop critical capacities. Participants will examine samples of student work from multiple disciplines and engage with colleagues in discussing options and approaches. Our keynote presenter Chris Anson has spent a career exploring the development and use of critical thinking through writing across the disciplines with faculty across the U.S. and internationally.
GW Faculty Poster Session (Noon - 1:30 pm)
Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) Initiatives
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), research on your teaching, is a growing area of research and discussion at top universities across the country. We are excited to be joining their ranks through this inaugural effort of faculty work.
Come hear your faculty colleagues discuss their research efforts, big and small, as they work to gauge changes over time, examine how students understand aspects or concepts in a course, assess the effectiveness of a particular assignment, assessment or intervention. It is an ultimate blending of research teaching know-how. This session is co-sponsored by GW’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers.
- Assessment of Student Learning
- Active Learning/Learning Environment
- Course/Curriculum Design/Redesign
- Innovative Pedagogical Approaches
- Online Learning and Teaching
On the morning of October 16, 1986, Dr. James M. Buchanan received a phone call from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences – informing him that he had been selected as the winner of the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Nearly fifty years had passed since he started his academic career as a student at a small college in Tennessee, and now, a faculty member at George Mason University, Buchanan was selected for the most prestigious award given to a scholar.
Some years after being awarded the Nobel Prize, Dr. Buchanan shared his thoughts on the award in an essay entitled “Notes on Nobelity”. The essay became a chapter in his 1992 autobiography, Better than Plowing. From a humble background, Buchanan felt slightly uncomfortable with the status conferred upon him by this honor. He believed that he was not an elite academic, and he found it gratifying that he was put in a position to represent the “outsider” and “[the] great unwashed scattered throughout the academic boondocks”. Professor Buchanan died in 2013.
Now on display in the Special Collections Research Center, 2400 Fenwick Library, Celebrating “Nobelity” recognizes the 30th anniversary of Buchanan’s achievement by tracing his life and work.Featuring materials from various collections of the George Mason University Archives, his Nobel Prize medal, and selected materials from the newly-acquired James M. Buchanan Papers.
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Mason Libraries acquire a variety of online resources for students, faculty and staff to learn and succeed, including a wide variety of foreign language resources, ranging from books, e-books, scholarly journals, juvenile literature, music and movies. Use Quick Search,the Libraries’ Catalog, Subject Guides, or the Database List to browse, locate and use the materials. A sample of what’s recently been added to the collections include:
Language software provides learning support for 30 different languages, including 50 hours of foundational instructions; core lessons to build on reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills; and grammar and vocabulary activities.
Comprehensive online collection of French-language journals and e-books in social sciences and humanities, combined with an English-language database where abstracts and selected articles from key journals are translated from French into English.
Kotobarabia Arabic eLibrary
The Kotobarabia E-Library consists of more than3,500 contemporary and classic Arabic books from Egypt in e-bookformat and are full-image and full-text searchable. The collection is divided into 29 thematic categories.
e-libro coleccion: Catedra
e-libro is a Spanish-language research database. Search, browse, and preview e-books and other research material.
For more information about the Libraries’ foreign languages collections, please contact Elena Landry, Global Programs and Foreign Languages Librarian.