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How to Foster a Sense of Belonging in Large STEM Courses

September 17, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning / STEM Education

Teaching a large STEM course can be daunting, partly due to the number of students. It can be difficult for instructors to foster a sense of belonging among a big group, but one way to do so is by creating name tents, writes Cynthia Brame, Ph.D.,¬†associate director at Vanderbilt University’s Center for Teaching and senior […]

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Inclusive Teaching in Large Courses

May 10, 2018 | Beth Fisher

Inclusive Teaching & Learning /

An excellent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education describes how two professors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill improved their large-enrollment courses by integrating more–and more equitable–opportunities for student participation, by carefully structuring and guiding such opportunities, and by providing students with insights on how to succeed in the courses. These […]

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