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A Conversation about "Constrained" Teaching and Creativity with James Housefield: A SITT 2023 Interview with Dr. Andy Jones

"Constrain the classroom: Predictable patterns to encourage student engagement and creativity" Encouraging engagement and creative responses from students whose backgrounds vary poses…

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A conversation about assessments and AI in large STEM classes with Cecilia Giulivi: A SITT 2023 Interview with Dr. Andy Jones

Cecilia Giulivi shares how concerns about authentic and sustained learning in her biochemistry course led her to substitute a one-page essay for the more typical multiple-choice questions test to…

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A brief conversation about teaching as a "cultural critique" with Ted Geier: A SITT 2023 Interview with Dr. Andy Jones

Ted Geier discusses his efforts to provide his students opportunities to see, think, and write beyond the strictures of our productivity-focused society.

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A conversation about effective group learning with Susan Abplanalp: A SITT 2023 Interview with Dr. Andy Jones

Susan Abplanalp shares how she creates and manages groups in her drawing classes. She discusses how the deliberate mixing of skill levels and the opportunities to build community benefits students.

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A conversation about participatory science in a unique no-tech setting with Laci Gerhart: A SITT 2023 Interview with Dr. Andy Jones

Laci Gerhart shares her teaching experiences in the unique no-tech setting of a California prison. She describes the data collection the learners participate in and the challenges of providing…

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A conversation about DEI efforts and teaching with video with Bwalya Lungu: A SITT 2023 Interview with Dr. Andy Jones

In this wide-ranging conversation, Bwalya and Andy talk about the importance of listening to student feedback and the power of the "Know Your Students" tool. Bwalya shares her DEI efforts…

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A conversation about the power of alumni experiences for economics students with Janine Wilson: A SITT 2023 Interview with Dr. Andy Jones

Janine L.F. Wilson describes the role that videos from UC Davis economics alumni play in her classes. Such sharings and testimonials provide context for problem sets and also introduce current…

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A conversation about teaching writing to future medical professionals with Jane Beal: A SITT 2023 Interview with Dr. Andy Jones

Dr. Jane Beal talks about the importance of writing as a "translation" between people with different areas of expertise, as well as the value of seeing and then telling the stories found in…

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A conversation about student engagement in large classes with Kenji Quides: A SITT 2023 Interview with Dr. Andy Jones

Kenji Quides discusses the challenges of moving from teaching small to large classes, and shares an example of an interactive activity using a heat map that meaningfully engaged students in one of…

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A conversation about LibreTexts and the value of open educational resources with Delmar Larsen: A SITT 2023 Interview with Dr. Andy Jones

Delmar Larsen provides updates on the no-cost online textbook system that he has created, including the languages in which materials are available, the countries in which the system is used, the…

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SITT 2022: The Collaborative Syllabus by HJ Hether

The Collaborative Syllabus: Unmuting Students by Inviting them into Course Design In collaborative syllabus-building the term begins with an unfinished syllabus in which students are invited to…

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SITT 2022: Creating an online asynchronous module to complement professional student literature searching and critical evaluation for Case-based Learning by Cecilia Giulivi, Stanley Marks, and Erik Fausak

To emphasize professional students’ ability to retrieve and critically appraise information sources in the model of Problem-based and Case-based Learning, the UC Davis School of Veterinary…

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A Conversation about Purposeful and Effective Teaching with Joe Anistranski: A SITT 2022 Interview with Dr. Andy Jones

Dr. Joe Anistranski, a lecturer in Human Ecology who recently left UC Davis for the greener pastures of Portland, Maine, titled his talk "Four Years, No Scantrons: A Retrospective." In this…

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A Conversation about Teaching Distributed Workshops with Tim Hyde: A SITT 2022 Interview with Dr. Andy

Art Studio assistant professor Timothy Hyde uses Otter.ai, an audio transcription app supercharged by artificial intelligence, to recognize individual voices and record student workshop conversations…

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A Conversation about Sustaining Some Remote Teaching Techniques with Mark Verbitsky: A SITT 2022 Interview with Dr. Andy

Mark Verbitsky is an Assistant Professor of Teaching in the Political Science department, teaching classes on constitutional law and American political theory. Among his pedagogical interests are…

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A Conversation About International Teaching with Elizabeth Langridge-Noti and Jolynn Shoemaker: A SITT 2022 Interview with Dr. Andy Jones

A Conversation About International Teaching with Elizabeth Langridge-Noti and Jolynn Shoemaker: A SITT 2022 Interview with Dr. Andy Jones. In this interview, Elizabeth Langridge-Noti, UC Davis…

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