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First Day and Syllabus

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Your first day course materials and classroom activities set the tone for the semester.  Many experts on creating course materials, assignments and activities, suggest a learner centered approach.  From Professor Hacker, Chronicle of Higher Education, Fall 2016, archives on first day syllabus and course materials. Learning centered pedagogy is the feature of one effort. Most suggest that…

Are they paying attention?

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

When we love what we teach, it can be hard to see why students are not equally enthralled. In many cases, we have dedicated our careers to the field and still find it exciting. But, what happens when that passion is not shared by the students? Faculty can start to feel a little disappointed by…

Professional Development Spring 2013

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

The professional development calendar of activities has many workshops, activities and resources for spring.  Updated List   Notice Important Dates for Spring 2013 2-5-13

Approaching MidSemester: A time for self reflection

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Asking ourselves how am I doing and collecting input from students remains an important part of the teaching and learning process.  Professors both institutionally and nationally use course midsemester feedback  assessments and forms from students to do midsemester course adjustments.   One short  article discusses  5 open ended questions to pose for students to answer anonymously.  …

Creating learning environments: best practices

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Recently many of us received the NEA [National Education Association] union higher education newsletter, that focuses on the use of small groups.  Research suggests that small groups create community, collaborative learning and help retain students in college.  Many more resources on helping students learn are located at NEA higher education website.  Letting students take control…

More Resources for Using Technology

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Using Moodle Moodle News provides updates and resources for using Moodle in course development .  You can subscribe to get updates. The National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides leadership in using information technology to redesign learning environments to produce better learning outcomes for students. The site has course…

After Tuscon: What can colleges do?

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

More recommendations for dealing with disruptive behavior are included in the  Prof Hacker column at the Chronicle of Higher Education who writes regularly on suggestions about how to deal with  the classroom bully and classroom disruptive behavior. Additional information has cautioned about campus security and mental health profiling.  Others  such as Professor Mary Hoeft, in an article…

Face-to-face teaching

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Universal Design and Meeting Needs of Students with Learning Disabilities PD_Module_Access_Directions at Landmark College for handout on how to access materials for creating courses that address students with learning disabilities. Demonstration workshop on universal design and community college project/research by Landmark College.  Presented by Alicia Brandon, February 2010. Creating a syllabus Considerations for Creating the…

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