Month: February 2016

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Instructors Set the Tone for Peer-to-Peer Discussions

February 23, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Evidence-Based Strategies

Do your students’ approaches to small-group activities and discussions sound more perfunctory than passionate? Midway through the semester are you wondering how to raise the level of peer-to-peer conversation in your classes? In a recent Teaching Professor post, Maryellen Weimer draws from two studies on student engagement in physics classrooms to offer insights on how to improve peer-to-peer activities […]

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Registration Open for POGIL Summer Workshops

February 15, 2016 | Teaching Center Staff

Announcements

The POGIL Project has announced that registration is open for the POGIL Summer 2016 Regional Workshops.  The Central Region POGIL Workshops will take place July 18–20 at Washington University. The registration deadline is 4/15/2016. POGIL (Process-Oriented, Guided-Inquiry Learning) takes a student-centered, team-based, active-learning approach in which students learn key concepts and process skills such as collaboration […]

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Center for Diversity and Inclusion Announces Faculty Fellowship

February 15, 2016 | Beth Fisher

Announcements

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) is accepting proposals through March 31, 2016  for the Faculty Fellows & Emerging Scholar-Professional (FFESP) Program. FFESP is an interdisciplinary fellowship program in which faculty and graduate/professional students collaborate and develop diversity-focused research, programs, and ongoing engagement experiences. For more information, please see Diversity & Inclusion Faculty Fellowship […]

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Blackboard SafeAssign Issue

February 14, 2016 | Bryn Lutes

Announcements

We have discovered an issue with SafeAssign that prevents students from submitting SafeAssignments. We are working with Blackboard to resolve this issue as quickly as possible, and will provide an update as soon as one is available. If you have any questions about this situation, please contact The Teaching Center.

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Blackboard Services Restored

February 11, 2016 | Bryn Lutes

Announcements

Blackboard has completed its maintenance outage and is now available for use. If you have any trouble logging in, please try clearing the cache on your browser (linked instructions below) and logging in again. Clearing the cache on your browser: Chrome Firefox Safari

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Making Every Minute Count

February 5, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Resources for Teaching

The first five minutes of class can slip away in course logistics or setup, with students’ attention split between listening and their iPhones. To help students transition to the class session, James M. Lang offers in The Chronicle of Higher Education a handful of approaches that can immerse students in learning from the start.

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