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Accessible Syllabus

This website from Tulane University contains a number of resources related to syllabus accessibility, including: ideas for using images ways to make text more accessible in your syllabus rhetoric that makes for a more accessible syllabus policy considerations when trying to design…

The First Day of Class: A Once-a-Semester Opportunity

This article, written by Maryellen Weimer on the Teaching Professor Blog, presents ideas for taking advantage of the first day of class. She argues that that these “opportunities are not available in the same way on any other day of…

Maryellen Weimer, The Teaching Professor Blog

101 Things You Can Do in the First Three...

This site, developed by Joyce Povlacs Lunde for the Office of Graduate Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, includes 101 tips for the first three weeks of class. It discusses the following topics: Helping Students Make Transitions Directing Students Attention Challenging…

Joyce Povlacs Lunde, Office of Graduate Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Learning Students’ Names

Learning student names is important for establishing a connection in your classroom and creating an open, supportive learning environment. This page, created by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Office of Graduate Studies, contains numerous suggestions to help you learn students’ names in…

Office of Graduate Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln