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Masticate and Confabulate

Masticate & Confabulate is a group that meets to discuss teaching while sharing food, drink, and community. Faculty are surveyed at the beginning of the semester, and topics and meeting dates/times are chosen based on interest and availability.

This year’s meeting with take place over lunch in the Hynson Faculty Lounge. 

An article is often shared about a week in advance to spark discussion, or participants may be asked to bring ideas or items for discussion from their own classes. 

M&C meets approximately once a month during the academic year. All faculty are welcome! 


Past meeting topics have included:

Enhancing lecture and interactive lecture

Group work

Technology tools in the classroom

Increasing class participation

Leading classroom discussion

Teaching writing

Constructing a syllabus and course design

Formative assessment including rubrics

Teaching critical thinking

Discussing difficult topics in the classroom


Please contact Suzanne Thuecks with questions. We hope you can join us!