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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…

Active Learning Classrooms

This page serves as a resource for those interested in learning more about the pedagogical and design recommendations to consider when creating and using Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs).

TLC Workshop: New Space, New Opportunities

View the presentation and resources from the TLC Workshop, “New Space, New Opportunities,” April 6, 2016. Presented by Dr. Lynn Neal, Department for the Study of Religions Recently a number of classrooms were renovated across campus to encourage more active teaching and…

Dr. Lynn Neal, Department for the Study of Religions

TLC Workshop: Maximizing Student Performance in Lecture By Providing...

View the presentation and resources from the TLC Workshop, “Maximizing Student Performance in Lecture By Providing Clear Expectations,” March 29, 2016. Presented by Dr. David Wren, Chemistry Department. Learn how to increase student performance and motivation by using different methods to…

Dr. David Wren, Chemistry Department

TLC Workshop: New Spaces, New Opportunities

View the presentation and resources from the TLC Workshop, “New Spaces, New Opportunities,” March 23, 2016. Presented in the newly redesigned classroom, Tribble C3, by Laura Giovanelli, English and Dr. Dana Gierdowski, English (North Carolina State University). Whiteboards on wheels, movable…

Laura Giovanelli and Dana Gierdowski

Flipping Your Class: Designing Multimedia Content

View the presentation and resources from the TLC Workshop, “Flipping Your Class: Designing Multimedia Content,” March 15 & 16, 2016. Presented by Dr. Kristi Verbeke, Teaching and Learning Center and Sarah McCorkle, Instructional Technology Specialist. In this working session, we discussed good principles of…

Flipping Your Class: Designing Lesson Pages in Sakai

View the presentation and resources from the TLC Workshop, “Flipping Your Class: Designing Lesson Pages in Sakai,” February 9 & 10, 2016. Presented by Dr. Kristi Verbeke, Teaching and Learning Center and Sarah McCorkle, Instructional Technology Specialist. In this workshop we learned how…

An Easier Way of Teaching Writing (and Literature!) in...

View the presentation and resources from the TLC Workshop, “An Easier Way of Teaching Writing (and Literature!) in the Foreign Languages,” February 24, 2016. Presented by Dr. Tina Boyer and Dr. Alyssa Howards, Department of German and Russian. This workshop is based…

Dr. Tina Boyer and Dr. Alyssa Howards

Speed Up with Specifications Grading

View the presentation and resources from the TLC Workshop, “Speed Up with Specifications Grading,” September 30, 2015. Presented by Dr. T.H.M. Gellar-Goad, Department of Classical Languages. Learn about a new method of assessment published in Linda Nilson’s recent book, Specifications Grading….

Dr. T.H.M. Gellar-Goad, Department of Classical Languages

“Flipping Your Class”: Tips and Strategies

View the presentation and resources from the TLC Workshop, “Flipping Your Class: Tips and Strategies,” October 13, 2015. Presented by Dr. Christa Colyer, Chemistry Department, and Dr. Kristi Verbeke, Teaching and Learning Center. Are you thinking about flipping your classroom or…

Christa Colyer, Chemistry Department

Incoming WFU 2015 Students: What They Know (and Don’t...

View the presentation from the TLC Workshop, “WFU 2015 Students: What they Know (and Don’t Know) about Academic Writing and Reading,” September 9, 2015. Presented by Dr. Laura Aull, Department of English. Based on written essays and surveys from the entering 2015 class…

Dr. Laura Aull, Department of English

Final Exams or Epic Finales

Instead of a multiple-choice test, Dr. Anthony Crider, from Elon University, suggests ending the semester with one last, memorable learning experience. He discusses his own final, where “students show up to a nearly empty room: no tables, no chairs, and no instructors….

Anthony Crider, Elon University

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

First Year Students: Articles and Resources

This collection of resources for teaching first-year students was assembled by the Teaching Effectiveness Program at the University of Oregon. It provides links to a variety of different articles and reflections by faculty in various disciplines, including: Tools for Faculty…

Teaching Effectiveness Program, University of Oregon

Helping First-Year Students Help Themselves (Whelan, 2011)

This commentary, featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education, discusses strategies faculty can use to help first-year students adjust to college. Whelan observes, “Many young adults weren’t taught the basic life skills and coping mechanisms for challenging times. While a…

Christine B. Whelan, University of Pittsburgh

Teaching First-Year Students

This teaching guide, created by the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University addresses issues around teaching first-year students, including: Principles and Strategies The Myth of First-Year Enlightenment? Cognitive Challenges of the First Year Other Resources Review Teaching First-Year Students

Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University