The Clifford Symposium organizers have made the sessions and resources available online for Radical Implications: Facing a Planetary Emergency. Many of the speakers are open to doing class visits this semester. Contact Dan Suarez or Minna Brown if you would be interested in hosting one of them.
Each year the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces the list of U.S. higher education institutions that produced the highest numbers of Fulbright U.S. Scholars and U.S. Students. For 2020-2021, Middlebury is a top Fulbright producer for both its student and scholar programs. Learn more at go.middlebury.edu/fellowships.
Middlebury’s Dr. Mark Peluso shared two studies related to teaching in the classroom during COVID. One on the importance of good mask fit and the second on transmission in K-12 classrooms through November. He shared a summary of each.
Non-traditional grading methods are rare in Middlebury classrooms, but some professors are “ungrading” and experimenting with “labor-based” and self-evaluative assessments as alternatives to letter grades. “It just happens to work well because it’s a natural way to learn,” Biology professor Greg Pask said in reference to his “labor-based” grading system. “Regardless of what happens, this is what I was going to be doing anyway.” Read more of The Campus article.
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