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Transitions . . . Uneven and Uneasy

I have landed in a season of transitions as a mom and as a professional. My oldest, Elliot, is headed to college in the fall, my youngest, Liam, will be starting high school, and I will start a new role…

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A CEL Research Seminar on Neuroinclusive Engaged Learning

This summer we launch a multi-year, multi-institutional research seminar through the Center for Engaged Learning focused on “Affirming and Inclusive Engaged Learning for Neurodivergent Students.” As with all the seminars, the lead-up to this has been a multi-year process with…

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Motivating Faculty to Practice Self-Reflection for DEI 

Limed: Teaching with a TwistSeason 2, Episode 9 How does understanding yourself improve your practice of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom? This month, our guest Carla Fullwood talks to Dhvani Toprani about how to get faculty to engage…

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Fostering Diverse Cultural Identities 

Limed: Teaching with a TwistSeason 2, Episode 5 Tugçe Aldemir recently transitioned into an Assistant Professor position at Texas A&M University in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture. As an international faculty member from Turkey, she is especially aware…

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Understanding and Evaluating Online Course Accessibility

Limed: Teaching with a TwistSeason 2, Episode 3 Rafael da Silva teaches e-Learning design and development courses at Boise State University. As an instructional designer, Rafael is passionate about ensuring his course materials are accessible for his students. In this…

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A Polar Bear Experience

Polar bears and their mothers have a unique relationship throughout their development. Research has shown that a polar bear cub stays with its mother as it develops, but it is left alone to fend for itself after two years (“When…