Learn how to create a warm classroom environment at Thursday’s UCITE session

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

Find out how to use student assessments at July 23 UCITE session

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

Want to learn how to use group work in the classroom? Attend Thursday’s UCITE session

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

Educational Services for Students to host conference for new undergraduate teaching assistants

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.

Faculty: Learn how to avoid stereotype threats in the classroom at June 18 UCITE session

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

Faculty: Avoid teaching burnout with help from June 11 UCITE session

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

Biology’s Rebecca Benard receives Wittke Award for commitment to students

Provost William A. “Bud” Baeslack surprises Rebecca Benard with Wittke Award in class.

A biology instructor who believes books and lectures aren’t enough has won a 2015 Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Rebecca Benard, who came to Case Western Reserve University in 2009, distinguished

Biomedical Engineering Professor Colin Drummond’s mix of real world into classroom earns him Wittke Award

Colin Drummond

Among the thick white binders that line a bottom shelf in Colin Drummond’s office is one filled with current events—news articles the biomedical engineering professor uses to pepper his courses with context to draw

Passion for teaching leads art history’s Elina Gertsman to earn Diekhoff Award

Elina Gertsman

The first time Elina Gertsman stepped into a classroom as a teaching fellow in graduate school, she was terrified. But that feeling was soon replaced with another. “At the end of that session, I was

Next UCITE session to focus on using group work effectively in classroom settings

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