Faculty Fellows Lunch and Learn with Dr. Sandy Parsons | 07 February 2024
CTE Faculty Fellow and Associate Teaching Professor Sandy Parsons shares her favorite research papers in pedagogical sciences and discusses how that research has influenced her teaching. Dr. Parsons has taught multiple graduate and undergraduate courses in pedagogy, and is a three-time recipient of the George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching as well as a winner of the Nicholas Salgo Distinguished Teacher Award. Access her slides and references here.
Reading Group: In Defense of a Liberal Education by Fareed Zakaria | Spring 2024
Session 1, January 31: In this session, we discussed the reasons that people go to college and the experiences that drive one's view of the purpose of college; we also shared some of the ways we generate excitement in our classes as well as ideas for generating excitement about general education. Join the discussion by viewing or contributing to our collaborative Padlet!
Rice University's Eleventh Annual Symposium on Teaching and Learning: The Future of General Education at Rice | 05 January 2024
- National experts to speak at Rice symposium on future of general education
- Symposium highlights role of general education in undergraduate success
- Symposium webinar video
Reading Group: Small Teaching by James Lang | Fall 2023
Session 1, September 6: In this session, we discussed three knowledge-related strategies to improve student learning: predicting, retrieving, and interleaving. Join the discussion by viewing or contributing to our collaborative Padlet! Tell us how you plan to implement one of these strategies in your class(es) by filling out our poll!
Session 2, October 11: In this session, we shared ideas on understanding-related strategies: connecting, practicing, and explaining. Join the discussion by viewing or contributing to the session Padlet; then, tell us how you plan to implement one of these strategies in your class(es)!
Session 3, November 1: In our final session, we discussed inspiration-related strategies to improve students sense of belonging and motivation, as well as resources to further our own learning. Join the discussion by viewing or contributing to the session Padlet; then, tell us how you plan to implement one of these strategies in your class(es)!
Pedagogical Sciences in Practice: Introduction to the IRB | 30 August 2023
In this session, Dr. Sandy Parsons (CTE Faculty Fellow and Associate Teaching Professor in Psychological Sciences) gave an overview of the umbrella IRB process and explained how you can join the protocol to conduct teaching and learning research in your classes. Access Dr. Parsons' Powerpoint slides for the event here.
New Faculty Orientation | 16 August 2023
ChatGPT In the Classroom | 10 February 2023 — View/Download Recording(s)
The intersection of AI-based writing programs with student writing and assignments has dominated higher ed news and listservs since ChatGPT launched on Nov. 30th. Likewise, many Rice faculty have shared questions and concerns about student use of ChatGPT. Join three of your Rice colleagues with varied academic perspectives as they provide insight into what AI-assisted writing means and share strategies for how to talk to students about the program in both conceptual and practical ways.
- Rodrigo Ferreira, Assistant Teaching Professor in Computer Science and expert in “Deep Tech Ethics”
- David Messmer, Senior Lecturer in the Program in Writing and Communication and director of the first-year writing seminar (FWIS) program
- Vicente Ordonez Roman, Associate Professor in Computer Science and researcher in artificial intelligence and natural language processing
Sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Program in Writing and Communication