What drives humans to creative and to innovate?

What drives humans to creative and to innovate?

Well, this podcast explores just that question.  Start at the 30 minute mark of the podcast to listen to Anthony Brandt,  Rice University music professor and David Eagleman, Stanford neuroscientist. 

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AAC&U Assessment Webinar


Webinar: Beyond the “A” Word

Assessment that Empowers Faculty to Take Risks with Pedagogical Innovation

April 17, 2017
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm, ET

Online Webinar
Cost: Free for AAC&U members; $100 for non-members

Assessment doesn’t have to be a dirty word. This webinar, presented by AAC&U, will provide practical techniques, strategies, and use cases that demonstrate an approach to assessing student learning that promotes innovation and enables creative practices for marrying teaching and learning with authentic assessment. Panelists will provide unique perspectives on how to engage faculty and students in the assessment process in meaningful ways, and outline their experiences across a wide range of institution types, learning environments, and disciplines.

The webinar will highlight On Solid Ground, which outlines the first two years of data collection for AAC&U’s VALUE (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education) initiative, a nationwide project that examines direct evidence of student learning. The VALUE initiative presents a unique approach for colleges and universities that – while methodologically, philosophically, and pedagogically complex – situates defining and measuring the quality of student learning within the learner-faculty relationship, at the course level, without sacrificing questions of rigor.

Panelists will lead a robust discussion of how the VALUE initiative and resources can empower and support faculty to embrace imperfection and take risks by experimenting with pedagogical innovations on their campuses.


Terrel RhodesModerator
Terrel Rhodes
Vice President, Office of Quality, Cirriculum, and Assessment
and Executive Director of VALUE, AAC&U

Cassandra Broadus-GarciaCassandra Broadus-Garcia
Associate Professor of Art Education
Central Connecticut State College

D. AlexisD. Alexis Hart
Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing
Allegheny College
Steve HartlaubSteve Hartlaub
Spanish Instructor
Inver Hills Community College

Women in Comics Exhibit in the Grace Gallery

Hello Guys-

This is the show I was speaking of on Friday … please come by and share with your students!

In celebration of Women’s History Month,

The Department of Communication Design presents…

Women in Comics Exhibit in the Grace Gallery.

Featuring female artists spanning all aspects of the comics industry; from Marvel and DC to Independent Comics.  These amazing creators are artists, writers, and entrepreneurs … and the show even features a City Tech alum!

Please join us for the

Opening Reception

Thursday, March 16

5:30 – 8:30 pm 

Exhibit Continues until April 20th


Exploring the The Future of the Brooklyn Waterfront

The event described below will be a great introduction to our place-based learning activity on March 17. More details will follow but on the 17th we will welcome leaders planning the BXQ rail line which is projected to run along the waterfront through Brooklyn and Queens.

What ethical reasoning practices are in action during this time?

Streetcar Success: What New York Can Learn from Other Cities

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Brooklyn Law School, Feil Hall, 205 State Street, 22 Fl, Brooklyn, NY, 6 PM – 8 PM

New York City is planning its first streetcar for a 16-mile route along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront. As it embarks on this project, what does New York have to learn from other cities, both nationally and internationally? How have streetcars help addressed urban transportation challenges? Please join RPA for this special program with experts from Portland, San Francisco, Budapest, and New York. Speakers include Congressman Earl Blumenauer; New York City Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen; David Vitezy, Former CEO of the Centre for Budapest Transport; Alicia John-Baptiste, Deputy Director, SPUR; and Rick Gustafson, Executive Vice President, Shiels, Obletz, Johnson and former COO and Executive Director for Portland Streetcar, Inc. Space is limited.  Please RSVP to events@rpa.org.