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What's going on at DCAL?

Here are just a few notes about new initiatives and upcoming events at DCAL. Navigate the site's resources at the left and above. 

Communicating Science Workshop for STEM Faculty

Scientists need to communicate effectively -- to present research, engage students, persuade funders, and help the public and public officials understand how science works, and why it matters. We can't overestimate how challenging this is, especially in the sciences. As budgets for traditional funding sources remain tight, more researchers are turning to foundations and other funders who have different expectations of researchers' ability to describe and disseminate their work. To help STEM faculty members hone these skills, Dartmouth is hosting an intensive day-long workshop by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, June 21, 8:30 am-6 pm. The workshop is specifically designed to help you connect with your audience whether that's funding agencies, the broader public or students in your class.

The schedule and short form to apply are here:

Disrupting Bias in the Classroom Resources

DCAL is collecting resources about implicit bias in the classroom and in higher education. For more information on bias in the classroom and strategies for addressing bias, please visit the Disrupting Implicit Bias Resources page.  We will be adding new resources to this page on a regular basis.


Spring 2016 Workshops and Events

DCAL is pleased to offer a number of workshops and sessions on teaching and learning this term. To view the calendar of events and sign up for workshops, visit the DCAL LibCal page. For future faculty-specific events, visit the Graduate Studies LibCal page.


Experiential Learning Initiative

The Dartmouth Experiential Learning Initiative (ELI) is a campus-wide, strategic effort coordinated by DCAL to resource, connect, promote, and assess intentional, reflective, high-impact learning experiences in and beyond the classroom.  To learn more about this initiative, visit the ELI webpage.  

Also, check out the Q&A with Ashley Kehoe, the Associate Director of Experiential Learning, featured in the EdTech Connection Blog.

The Gateway Initiative

The Provost's Office, in collaboration with DCAL and Academic Computing, is excited to offer this opportunity to support the redesign of 'gateway' courses, or introductory courses that are required for entry into a discipline and have large enrollments by necessity, but not by design.  For more information, please go to the Gateway Initiative page.


Five new DartmouthX courses have been announced for the second round of Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs) to be produced by Dartmouth in collaboration with our online learning consortium partner, EdX. For more information, please refer to the recent article in Dartmouth Now.

In the News

"Skype Brings Scientists to Dartmouth Classrooms"

Learn how Dartmouth Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Ryan Hickox used technology to bring insights from colleagues in astronomy from across the globe to his classroom with the design assistance of DCAL.  Click here to access the article from Dartmouth Now.

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Last Updated: 5/31/16