The Sentinel

Our quarterly newsletter highlights faculty initiatives in teaching excellence, educational leadership, and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) across all disciplines here at Saint Mary's University. The articles feature unique faculty perspectives from engagement in community campus initiatives, conferences, workshops, and previews of scholarship in progress. We also share updates about current faculty supports available in teaching and learning, and SoTL-related opportunities.

Faculty members interested in contributing to future editions of The Sentinel are encouraged to contact William Kay ( Educational Developer, Teaching and Learning. 


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Issue 4: Fall 2018

Deeper Learning: How Threshold Concepts Can Make it Happen

Welcoming Our New Faculty

Community Engagement in Higher Education

Reflections From Faculty Development Summer Institute on Active Learning

International Conference on Immigration: SMU Support a Recipe for Conference Success

On The Shelf: Recommended Readings

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Issue 3: Spring 2018

A Big Impact from Small Teaching

Immigration, the Dynamics of Identity, and Policies for Managing Diversity

Faculty Perspectives on Small Teaching

Exploring Innovations in University Teaching and Learning

On the Shelf

Faculty Workshops Focus on Acculturation

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Issue 2: Fall 2017

Professing in the Age of Enlightenment

Mindfulness and Critical Thinking in the Classroom

Activating Improvements in Undergraduate Physics Education

Cultivating Community Around Great Teaching

Role-Immersion Gaming and Student Learning

SMUSA Teaching Excellence Award Recipients

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Issue 1: Summer 2017

Improving Scholarly Impact Metrics

Classrooms for Active Learning

The Ecology and Evolution of a Graduate Learning Community

Building Communities Around Active Teaching and Learning

Teaching Award Announcements