Welcome to the CTRL Beat!

Below is a letter from our Editors, expressing our thanks to past and present contributors and outlining the themes of the issue.

Links for this issue’s articles follow. 

Happy New Year! In the spirit of renewal, we hope The CTRL Beat can provide those in our AU Community (and beyond) with knowledge and resources to begin a new year of learning in 2024!

Dear Reader,

This issue of The CTRL Beat focuses on topics that can provoke great anxiety in higher education—climate change, artificial intelligence–as well as student-centered feedback from CTRL Student Partners on current teaching and learning practices at American University. Each piece offers insights and strategies to address these difficult issues in the classroom, providing productive pathways forward with our students.

As you review these new articles and check out past issues in our archive, we know you will gain insights that will inspire you as you begin this new semester.

Kind regards,

Kathryn Grossman, Managing Editor

Hannah Jardine, Executive Editor