Center for Learning and Teaching


Center for Learning and Teaching (Frank Hassebrock, Director)


Understanding Yourself as a Teacher

 As you think about student learning in your courses this semester, or before you plan next semester’s courses, how would you answer the following questions?

“I bring to teaching a belief that …”

“In the classroom I see myself as …”

“I believe students are …”

“I seek to foster in students …”

“I think learning is …”

These questions can be helpful probes for identifying and understanding your philosophy of teaching.

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The Gilpatrick Center announces new programs

One program allows students to spend some or all of their 10 weeks off-campus, and one short term (four or five weeks) program for rising sophomores only.   Guidelines for summer research, including those for the new programs, can be found at:

MyDenison -> Campus Resources -> Gilpatrick Center -> Summer Research

The deadline for proposals is February 1, 2016.

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Important Dates

December 2015

Tuesday, December 1

Tuesday Lunch (Knobel Hall) 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Lunch subsidized by Provost’s office – New Price $4

“Don’t They Teach Recreational Mathematics Anymore?” May Mei (Mathematics)

Thursday, December 3

General Faculty Meeting (Herrick Auditorium) 11:30 a.m.

Friday, December 4

First Friday for faculty and administrators (Faculty Common) 4:30 p.m.

Friday, December 11

        Classes End

December 14 & 15, 17 & 18

        Final Examinations

Thursday, December 17

Chairs meeting (Huffman Presidents Dining Room) 11:30 a.m.

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Hanada Al-Masri, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages, will be presenting a paper on the Arabic Classroom: Context, Text and Students during a two-day Arabic workshop hosted by Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. The workshop will take place on December 4-5, 2015 and is cosponsored by Duke University Middle East Studies Center (DUMESC) and the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES).

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Steven Olmschenk, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, presented “Towards Laser Cooling of Trapped Ions with Telecom Light” at the Midwest Cold Atom Workshop on November 14th in Madison, Wisconsin.  Earlier this year, at the Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (DAMOP) conference from June 8-12 in Columbus, OH, student researchers Kristina Dungan (’15) and Patrick Becker (’16) presented posters on laser cooling trapped ions, and saturated absorption spectroscopy of lanthanum ions, as well. 

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