Academic Innovation Team with Bernard Bull

February 22, 2018 was the first meeting of the Academic Innovation Team on Augmented and Virtual Reality.

Handout from this session7ThingsAboutAugmentedandVirtualReality

About this program:

During this semester, we are launching the first of what we hope to be several future academic innovation teams. An academic innovation team is a group of faculty and academic staff who gather monthly to focus upon a specific academic innovation, with the ultimate goal of enhancing teaching or pursuing a scholarly project.

Step 1 Learning
This first team will focus upon augmented and virtual reality in the higher education. In our first meetings, we will learn about one another’s goals and interest in this area, and focus upon learning about augmented and virtual reality in education through research articles, demonstrations, guest presenters, and experimenting with some of the technologies.

Step 2 Applying Your Learning
After building a foundation, members of the academic innovation team will choose an individual or group project that seeks to apply augmented and/or virtual reality to a specific lesson, course, or content area. Or, others may choose to engage in a formal scholarly project related to enhancing student learning through augmented and/or virtual reality.

Future meeting dates:
Thursdays: March 22, April 19, June 21, July 19)
2:30 to 4:00pm Central – (CUW-In R006)
3:30 to 5:00pm Eastern – (CUAA-Krieger 103)


Bernard Bull leading this first session:

Link to Bernard Bull blogging about augmented and virtual reality: 


Fall 2017 CELT Programs at CUAA

CUAA Fall Faculty Book Group
Three meetings, all in SCI 102: Wednesday September 27, 3:30-4:30; Thursday October 26, 4:00-5:00; Wednesday November 15, 3:30-4:40

Join colleagues for discussion of the book The College Fear Factor: How Students and Professors Misunderstand One Another by Rebecca D. Cox. Book group facilitated by Robert Hill.

About the book: Rebecca D. Cox draws on five years of interviews and observations at community colleges. She shows how students and their instructors misunderstand and ultimately fail one another, despite good intentions. Most memorably, she describes how easily students can feel defeated―by their real-world responsibilities and by the demands of college―and come to conclude that they just don’t belong there after all.

“The College Fear Factor” reveals how the traditional college culture can actually pose obstacles to students’ success, and suggests strategies for effectively explaining academic expectations.

Thursday September 14, 3:45-4:45 in SCI 102
Managing Difficult Conversations in the Classroom
Led by Jeff Schwehm and Glenda Waterman

This is a continuation of the successful session that took place during the May 2017 Faculty Institute.

Tuesday October 3, 4:00-5:00 in SCI 102
Wiki-Working: A Partial, Palatable Flip for the Conventional, Lecture-Based Classroom
Led by Dr. Matt Schumann

Wednesday November 29, 3:30-4:30 in SCI 102
Fall 2017: The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat

This is a roundtable faculty discussion of what worked—and didn’t—in the classroom. Facilitated by Robert Hill.