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Applications now being accepted.

Now accepting applications for a Fall 2015 grad assistant!

Do you enjoy teaching?

Want to help other instructors strengthen their teaching skills?

Have you completed all your coursework?

If yes, see http://tinyurl.com/GAfall2015 for details.

Application deadline is March 23.

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Please participate in a national study to explore how the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is supported within departments and institutions.

Please follow this link to complete the survey.

SRTEs Go Mobile!

This semester students will have the opportunity to submit SRTEs using the new mobile app.

Please remember to leave the room if you set aside class time for students to use the SRTE app.

Fun in the College Classroom: Examining Its Nature and Relationship with Student Engagement

Check out this article by Kathy Jackson and Crystal Ramsay on a study to assess fun in the classroom and examine its relationship with student engagement.

Findings suggest that not all fun is created equal! Read more...

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT ON: Jackie McLaughlin, associate professor of biology, Penn State Lehigh Valley

Jackie McLaughlin(portrait)

Jackie McLaughlin is well known as the developer of the CHANCE (Connecting Humans And Nature through Conservation Experiences) program, which brings together scientists and students to study conservation issues. She's also a past winner of Penn State's Atherton teaching award. We caught up with her to talk about teaching and ways to motivate students.

Jackie says that combining research with teaching is crucial to reaching students. Her undergraduate mentor, John B. Morrill, had a knack for making students fall in love with cell biology. And he got his students involved in field research in the mangrove ecosystems in Florida. McLaughlin says, "I'd be collecting samples when the tide came in and I'd have to climb a tree!"

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