In "The Blank Syllabus" activity, the instructor leaves assigned readings blank for some of the class sessions. The second writing assignment requires students to choose a reading from the course anthology--a reading that is then assigned to the class, thus filling in the blanks on the syllabus. The students get practice in writing about a reading of their choosing in the first assignment. Read more about The Blank Syllabus
By splitting students into three, distinct Late Roman Republic groups (Optimates, Populares, and Moderates), the instructor had students developed personas based on their assignments through the Twitter platform. Read more about Roman History through Twitter
This term course on education and community in America explores the origins and evolution of students and faculty engagement in their communities, specifically in educational programs from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first centuries. Read more about Community Service & Education
Students provided feedback on the highlights of lecture (Roses) and confusing concepts (Thorns) through a weekly online form, providing students with time for reflection and instructors with the ability to address areas of confusion.
Students in an introductory Sanskrit course practice their grammar and dictionary skills by reading and listening to a dramatic performance of the famous epic poem, the Bhagavad-Gita. Students prepared their own translations of passages in this well-known text.