Revamping foreign language curriculum evaluation. Nicole Mills, Stacey Katz Bourns, and Virginia Maurer (FAS) will organize a new symposium and series of workshops for faculty to explore contemporary approaches in evaluating and renewing foreign language curricula.Spark Grant awards range from $5-$15K and are designed to help “spark” promising teaching and learning projects from idea to reality. HILT will announce the recipients of the Cultivation Grants in May. New course on creativity. Michael Van Valkenburgh (GSD) will develop a new interdisciplinary course, involving leaders in landscape architecture and other fields paired with faculty at Harvard to examine originality, authenticity, and invention, and develop a model for courses that spark students to develop their own creative voice. The Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) awarded five Spark Grants to projects that will be pursued over the year:Improving student statistics literacy. Abha Ahuja and Melanie Stefan (HMS) will study misconceptions about statistics in a high-enrollment life science course and develop a related computer-based module. Online learning models matrix and working group. Bill Wisser (HGSE) will convene a group of faculty and staff to study and document the current range of online learning models and disseminate a matrix of findings that will inform pedagogical strategies and production activities. Open review platform. Erik Bauch and Georg Kucsko (FAS) will, within several physics courses, test, assess, and refine a promising education tool that facilitates student and faculty collaborative annotation of scholarly materials.
Credit union executives at NAFCU’s Annual Conference on Thursday received a Washington update from the association’s legislative and regulatory staff, learned how to stay relevant to the industry and were briefed on how to retain and hire millennials.NAFCU’s legislative and regulatory teams spoke in an open format to credit union executives, providing an update on the industry and what is happening in Washington. (Read more here.)Also on Thursday, NAFCU Director of Education Devon Lyon led a session on the relevancy of credit unions. He touched on mobile banking and electronic financial services, such as ATMs, online loan payments and remote deposit capture. He also discussed the importance of data security and fintech.Jennifer Kuhn, leadership and team development expert at Jennifer Kuhn LLC, talked about hiring and retaining millennials. She discussed this generation’s communication preferences and the importance of credit unions knowing their audience. continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr