Center for Teaching and Learning – Asbury University
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Welcome to Asbury University’s Center for Teaching and Learning. Throughout its history, Asbury’s motto, “Academic Excellence and Spiritual Vitality,” has reflected its sense of calling as an institution. To further strengthen our commitment to excellence in faithful teaching and learning, this site provides faculty resources for deepening their philosophy of education, as well as resources to help them enact best practices in student learning.

 


Why Have Class?

October 13, 2021 — Priya Parker, author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters, has some great resources for thinking more deeply about the importance of gathering and about how to re-evaluate our patterns and practices of meeting—whether those are informal gatherings like the Wednesday/Friday lunches on the semi-circle organized by David Swartz or more formal gatherings like Faculty Assembly, committees, and department meetings.

“Post-Pandemic” Teaching

September 8, 2021 — At our recent Faculty Forum, we focused on the results of a survey taken by faculty and students at the end of the Spring 2021 semester. We wanted to get some idea of how people had managed teaching and learning during the stress of the COVID pandemic, as well as how they had fared with the HyFlex mode of instruction that we used to continue in-person classes.

Begin Again

August 11, 2021 — A little over a year ago, all of higher education found itself in an existential crisis due the COVID pandemic. What would teaching look like in this new landscape?