Research suggests that faculty who strive to create a good first impression and a warm climate in the classroom not only obtain better educational outcomes, but they and their students also have much more
Most instructors often think of assessments as something only to be used at the very end of learning as a way to gauge a student’s success in their classes. But there are a number of other useful ways to
At a University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) session in June, four faculty members who had been part of the Active Learning Fellows program—Rebecca Benard (biology), Megan Holmes (Mandel School), Kurt
The Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Professional Development Conference will be Sunday, Sept. 13, from 12:30 to 5 p.m., in DeGrace Hall, Room 312. Attendance at the conference is required for all new undergraduate teaching assistants.
At the next University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) session, Edwin Mayes, director of the First Year Experience, and Naomi Sigg, director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, will lead a
Teaching a course for the first time can be stressful, as faculty members are not sure about the scope and sequencing of the content and the most appropriate teaching strategies. The second time is
The practice of having students work in groups in educational settings keeps growing—partly driven because students have to share resources or are working on projects too large to handle individually, and also because new