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
Over the course of the weekend, this instructor led the students in an examination of every word of the US Constitution, from the preamble to the 27th amendment. Take a look at how. Read more about Know the Constitution
This in-class activity is designed to challenge students to work through problem sets during the entire class period. Using a topic in class, the instructor formulates an activity sheet based on the topic. Read more about Applied Math Activity
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 activity was a group homework assignment. In groups of two, students tackled the issue of whether Shakespeare was the actual author of all his attributed works using machine learning techniques, including clustering. Read more about Mining Shakespeare
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.