Wednesday, August 12, 2009
CMCL faculty member, Jennifer Robinson, in the news
Communication and Culture Professor Jennifer Robinson has won a $150,000 Teagle Grant over three years for Robinson to develop a new way to support better teaching by graduate students. During 2008-2009, Robinson and CMCL AIs Sarah Florini, Jonathan Rossing, and Julie Johnson participated in The Teagle Collegium on Inquiry in Action. The Collegium builds on the social nature of learning by assembling small teams of graduate students and faculty from four departments. Together, they ask questions about what students are really learning in class, generate new teaching practices to address any gaps, and share what works. The graduate students shared their progress in several on-campus presentations, and in the fall they will present their work at the annual conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning with Collegium faculty members Mimi Zolan (Biology), April Sievert (Anthropology), Katherine Kearns (Campus Instructional Consulting), Melissa Gresalfi (Learning Science), and Robinson.