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​The RIC Chamber Orchestra performs on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Sapinsley Hall. Admission is free​.


The RIC Art Club is sponsoring a one-day trip to New York City on Friday, March 8​. All are welcome to join us. The bus will leave in front of Roberts Hall at 6:30 a.m. and will drop off passengers at the front entrance of the Metropolitan Museum. You are free to spend the day as you please. The trip is $20 per person.​ ​The bus departs from the museum at 8 p.m. Sign up on Wednesday, Feb. 27​, between 12:30-1:30 p.m., at the main entrance of ALEX & ANI Hall. For more information, contact Art Club Advisor Lisa Russell at 456-9599.​


​The workshop: “Disruptive to Constructive: Addressing Student Conduct within the Classroom” will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 12:30-2 p.m. in Adams Library 406. The difference between casual vs. disruptive behaviors within the classroom will be explored, including a review of RIC’s disruptive student policy. The take-away: Tips for determining what constitutes disruptive behavior and how to address them while maintaining a respectful and productive class. This workshop will be facilitated by Christine Marco, FCTL director and professor of psychology. You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Coffee, tea and water will be provided.​​


​Open Educational Resources (OER) come in all shapes and sizes, just like traditionally published teaching and learning materials. In this hour-long session, you’ll learn about how OER is created, where to find it and how you can use it, including revising it to fit your needs. This workshop held on Tuesday, March 5, at 4 p.m. in the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Adams Library 406 and facilitated by Dragan Gill (Adams Library).

​The campus Writing Board and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Lear​ning (FCTL) are teaming up to offer an online mini-course, “The How To of Peer Review,” which will guide you through a critical element of getting high-quality writing from your students – peer review – a teaching practice in which students share and discuss their writing-in-progress with one another before they hand it in to you for a grade.

“The How To of Peer Review” consists of a series of instructional videos (about an hour of content) that participants watch during the scheduled week of the mini course and discuss with faculty-colleagues and the designer/instructor, Mike Michaud. The videos and discussion will be available to participants via Blackboard. 

This mini-course will run during the week of March 25-29. Registration is limited to 10 faculty members and spots will be given out on a first-come/first-served basis. ​Learn more about “The How To of Peer Review” and obtain registration information at the FCTL’s website​.​

​Please join the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) and the Writing Board for the annual Summer Seminar for Teaching Writing Panel Discussion on Writing Pedagogy on Wednesday, March 20, noon-1:30 p.m. in Adams Library 406. ​Seven faculty members from across the disciplines will discuss their experiences learning about and implementing evidence-based practices for teaching writing in the disciplines. This workshop will be facilitated by Michael Michaud, chair of the Writing Board and associate professor of English.​​


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