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Discussion hones in on faculty retention

(04/14/14 11:05pm)

Dartmouth’s difficulty in recruiting and retaining minority faculty members may derive from a preexisting lack of minority professors, tenure prospects and additional mentorship responsibilities these faculty members take on, students, faculty and staff said at the fifth set of “Moving Dartmouth Forward” discussions. Facilitated by Dean of the Faculty Michael Mastanduno and Dean of the Thayer School of Engineering Joseph Helble on Monday, the sessions focused on issues surrounding faculty recruitment and retention.

Administrators, alumni discuss professional development

(04/07/14 10:45pm)

Students’ familiarity with technology gives them skills that are often inaccessible to more experienced workers, but may also leave them vulnerable to social gaffes in the workplace, Center for Professional Development director Roger Woolseysaid at the fourth set of “Moving Dartmouth Forward” discussions, held on Monday. About 20 alumni and administrators gathered at noon in the Hood Auditorium for the first of two discussions and spoke about Dartmouth students’ professional needs, including business etiquette, networking and communication skills.

'Moving Dartmouth Forward' session talks classroom technology

(03/04/14 12:43am)

Presenters at yesterday’s “Moving Dartmouth Forward” sessions, which focused on digital learning, spoke about the transition from Blackboard to a new online management system, Canvas, the College’s recent partnership with the online learning platform edX and possible plans to redesign large courses to feel more like seminars. The noon session attracted about 70 attendees, who were mostly staff and faculty.

Profs, students, staff brainstorm D-Plan changes

(02/04/14 12:34am)

The D-Plan’s flexibility is both its greatest advantage and biggest drawback, faculty, staff, alumni and students concluded at the first set of Moving Dartmouth Forward discussion sessions on Monday. The two meetings, held in the afternoon and evening to allow more community members to participate, were presented by the D-Plan Study Group, a research committee formed in response to College President Phil Hanlon’s address to the faculty last November.

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