2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT June 4, 2013
As communication across digital networks becomes increasingly easier, more faculty are exploring networked classes through shared assignments and blogs, videoconferencing, and team-taught courses. Dr. Hal Haskell, Professor of Classics, Southwestern University, has team-taught courses in advanced Greek and Latin and archaeology with faculty from other campuses for fourteen years as part of Sunoikisis, a national consortium of classics programs. In the fall of 2012, Dr. Amanda Hagood, Mellon/Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) Fellow in Literature and the Environment, Hendrix College, and Dr. Carmel E. Price, ACS Postdoctoral Fellow of Sustainability, Furman University, connected their courses, “Writing the Natural State” and “Population and the Environment,” across disciplines and institutions to explore place-based learning in a networked context. In this seminar, these three experienced intercampus teachers will share successes, challenges, and lessons learned from networked teaching.
- Sunoikisis Evaluation Executive Summary (.pdf)
- Carmel Price. “Welcome to Our Class Blog!” Population and Environment, September 27, 2012.
- Amanda Hagood, “Literary Landscapes: Writing the Natural State,” ACS Blended Teaching and Learning Grant Report (.pdf)
- Carmel E. Price, “Sister Classrooms: Connecting Through Blogs and Grounded in Place,” ACS Blended Teaching and Learning Grant Report (.pdf)
- Writing the Natural State class blog
- Population and Environment class blog
Hal Haskell is professor and chair of Classics at Southwestern University. He has been involved in intercampus synchronous learning and teaching for 14 years, teaching advanced Greek, advanced Latin, and archaeology through the Sunoikisis collaborative initiative. Dr. Haskell’s research involves studies of the economic history of the Greek Aegean Bronze Age. He holds a B.A. in classics from Haverford College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in classics from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Carmel Price is a postdoctoral fellow of sustainability at Furman University. She has a particular interest in creating meaningful learning experiences for her students. Her focus on cutting-edge pedagogy is rooted in her undergraduate training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Education. She is the recipient of several distinguished teaching awards and is currently working on the submission of three journal articles focused on undergraduate teaching and assessment. Her particular area of research expertise is gender and the environment. She holds a Ph.D. in (environmental) sociology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and an M.S.W. from Tulane University in New Orleans. Dr. Price received a Blended Learning Grant from the Associated Colleges of the South for “Sister Classrooms: Connecting through blogs and grounded in place.”
Amanda Hagood is an ACS environmental fellow in English at Hendrix College. She teaches classes in literature and the environment, with special interest in how twentieth-century American writers have approached the idea of environmental disaster, and in the writing of the emerging food movement. An Alabama native, Hagood studied English and creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her graduate work at Vanderbilt University, where she studied literature and the environment and the change in the American environmental movement’s focus from conservation to pollution and containment. Prior to coming to Hendrix, Hagood taught in Vanderbilt’s American Studies program. Dr. Hagood received a Blended Learning Grant from the Associated Colleges of the South for “Literary Landscapes: Writing The Natural State.”
Faculty, instructional technologists, librarians and others from the NITLE Network interested in connecting courses between campuses should attend this seminar. Attendance by institutional teams is encouraged; individuals are also welcome to participate.
Please register online by Friday, May 31, 2013. Participation in NITLE Shared Academics events is open to all active member institutions of the NITLE Network as a benefit of membership and as space allows. No additional registration fee applies.
NITLE Shared AcademicsTM models a new approach to liberal education – made possible through strategic collaboration, driven by shared knowledge, and supported by emerging technologies. Campuses learn how inter-institutional academic exchange works by actively participating in it, building the knowledge and experience to re-architect liberal education.