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Q&A: Get to Know CTE Assistant Director Andrew (Andy) Kaufman

"One of the things that I've always enjoyed doing as a teacher … was figuring out how to make literature exciting to everyone—not just students and fellow academics—but how to take the beauty and the power of literature and share it with many others outside of the academy." In this Q&A, the CTE's Assistant Director of Community-Engaged Learning Initiatives Andrew Kaufman shares how he got involved in this work and the impact he hopes to have in his new position.

teaching, learning

ConneCTEd: February Edition

This issue includes resources on responding to student work, a Q&A with our newest assistant director, upcoming events, and team news, which includes a new initiative.

Research Minute: Making the Case for Making Mistakes

From a young age, we are taught the difference between right and wrong. This dichotomy is deeply ingrained in our institutions, including our education system. For students and instructors alike, a significant amount of emphasis is placed on and effort devoted to avoiding making mistakes in the classroom. However, research shows that being wrong can sometimes be worthwhile.

ConneCTEd: January Edition

Welcome back! We hope you had an enjoyable and restful winter break and are excited for the new semester. Our first issue of 2020 includes resources to help you get off to a great start, upcoming events, and team news--we'll introduce you to our newest team member.

Diversity And Inclusive Teaching Practices In STEM

Diversity is vital for the pursuit of knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), yet many STEM fields lack gender, ethnic, and disability diversity.

ConneCTEd: November/December Edition

As you enjoy the last days of the semester and a well-deserved winter break, the CTE team looks forward to connecting with you in 2020! The last issue of 2019 includes resources help you reflect on the past few months and look ahead, upcoming events, and team news.

Making Sense and Use of Student Evaluations

Another semester is nearly in the books. While students are busy with final assignments and exams, instructors are tying up administrative loose ends and enjoying a brief lull before grading picks back up. In due time, you will have the opportunity to reflect on how things went. Though not the only source of information, student evaluations can help you identify what went well and what might be improved.

teaching, education, learning

ConneCTEd: October Edition

This issue includes the latest CTE blog post on the longhand vs. laptop note-taking debate, in addition to note-taking resources, upcoming events and deadline reminders, and team news. We also debuted our 2018-19 annual report and featured recent research by CTE faculty.

Research Minute: Laptop vs. Longhand Note-taking Still Open to Debate

A recent replication study once again revived the debate over whether taking notes longhand or on a laptop leads to better test performance.

learning, teaching


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