DCS News

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Rutgers is participating in this year's Big Ten Student Design Challenge through which students can re-imagine and create a communal space in a campus building. Participants will create a proposal for refurbishing an area in a heavily used classroom building that is conducive to the way that students gather to study, work together, and socialize. The best submission from Rutgers will move on to compete against other Big Ten schools. The winning team at the conference level will receive $2,000 and, because the winning team's proposal will be funded and…

Workshop
Two well-received sessions from last May's Active Learning Symposium has been added to this fall's workshop schedule.  Active Learning Approaches to STEM Writing Intensive Courses, lead by the Learning Center's Corey Ptak, will outline a data-driven approach to teaching writing for STEM courses. Próspero…

Matt Wilk
The Consortium of College & University Media Center's Conference had a scarlet tint to it this year and not just because of the changing leaves in its Hudson Valley setting.  Rutgers-NB's most cutting-edge learning spaces were featured in the day's sessions.  Tim Van Woeart, Matt Wilk, and Dave Wyrtzen made the trip to Poughkeepsie, New York to discuss one of our boldest initiatives, the Immersive Synchronous Lecture Halls that connect Cook/Douglass and Busch campuses. Attendees learned about how Rutgers-NB is working to…

Participants in a Active Learning Community workshop.
We are very happy to announce several upcoming events for faculty and staff interested in active learning. These sessions offer a chance to explore collaborative teaching methods that seek to increase student engagement with content and one another. For more information on a particular event and to register, please click on a link below.  Stay tuned. More spring and fall workshops will be announced soon. Tue 10/8, 1-2pm in TIL 118 and online - How to…

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Rutgers-NB now has three additional learning spaces designed to facilitate conferencing and recording. DCS has finished upgraded Food Science Building 101, 109, and the auditorium with cameras and microphones. These spaces can now be used to record lectures and connect via video conference to remote students and lecturers.  The Department of Food Science has plans to include remote audiences and lecturers in several classes this fall. Learn about DCS's various conference-enabled room on…