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Repositioning the North Star

Repositioning the North Star

At Convocation, President Beck shared how the North Star guided her to safety.  I have to admit, in light of recent events, I have felt a bit lost. Classes are suspended.  Our hearts are broken. We want the best for our students emotionally and academically. How do we proceed? Wednesday morning, several of our Teaching […]

Ideas + Risk + Vulnerability = Innovation

Ideas + Risk + Vulnerability = Innovation

Where does innovation come from? I could never imagine the first AUTS, a small concert on the grass, would be transformed into a campus event spanning two nights and three stages with art installations. Innovation for AUTS has evolved from a series of small risks, layered, tangled, and grown into an innovative new model/approach. Producing […]

To Create or Cram

To Create or Cram

This vlog (video blog) describes how a Spark assignment can be used instead of a quiz or exam to engage students and check for understanding. Spark Paper Directions The Spark Assignment is designed to SPARK your mind. Through curation, collaboration, and creation explain your point of view, critical thoughts, and understanding of the material in […]

Thinking, Crafting, Doing: Overcoming Fear of Digital Tools

Thinking, Crafting, Doing: Overcoming Fear of Digital Tools

Digital comfort is not synonymous with growing up in the digital age. While most students use popular social media platforms, only a few are comfortable exploring new tools and applications. This is even truer amongst faculty trying to keep up with each new technological application presented.  Digital tools are increasingly user friendly and essential for […]

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