2023 Conference on Innovative Teaching and Student Success

May 18, 2023 by CETL Staff | CETL Events

Balancing Rigor and Compassion: Supporting Students on Their Path to Greatness College is meant to be a time for young people to explore, mature, and become “inquiring, ethical, and productive global citizens.” To facilitate such development, many scholars argue that educators must address the entirety of students’ developmental needs (i.e., psychological, social, emotional, physical, and


Tips for the Week of May 22, 2023

May 17, 2023 by CETL Staff | Monday Motivations

Cultivating Mutual Enjoyment for Sustainable Teaching   Historically, teaching has been considered a primarily cognitive activity; a transmission of knowledge from instructor to student. More recently, studies have explored the impact of emotion in the classroom and how it can shape the learning environment. When displayed by the instructor, positive emotions such as passion and enthusiasm


Tips for the Week of May 15, 2023

May 11, 2023 by CETL Staff | Monday Motivations

Using Multimedia to Improve Learning and Career Readiness  “Preparing our students for a professional world that relies increasingly on digital media and communication to fuel values-driven innovation, collaboration, and productivity” (Bass & Lawrence-Riddell, 2020, para. 2) necessitates an instructional approach that effectively integrates technology and facilitates the development of digital literacy skills. Considering both multimedia theory and Universal Design


Tips for the Week of May 8, 2023

May 4, 2023 by CETL Staff | Monday Motivations

Thinking Outside the Box: Writing in the Age of ChatGPT  As ChatGPT continues to advance, many have argued that we should accept that we can’t fight it, “out-prompt it”, rely entirely on detection tools, or throw out written assignments altogether. James Lang suggests that this is an opportunity to think more creatively about our writing


Tips for the Week of May 1, 2023

April 27, 2023 by CETL Staff | Monday Motivations

Flipping for Active, Engaged Learning  The term “flipped learning” is no longer new in higher education, but what does it mean for Chapman’s mission of personalized education? Flipped learning is based on an inverted model of traditional teaching, in which students listen to lectures in class and complete learning tasks like problem sets at home.


Tips for the Week of April 24, 2023

April 20, 2023 by CETL Staff | Monday Motivations

Prioritizing Self-Care is Not Being Selfish  Contrary to what many people believe, the build-up of lactic acid is not the culprit in post-workout muscle tenderness or fatigue. Instead, delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is the result of microscopic damage to muscle fibers involved in exercise. Much like DOMS, Covid-19 and the pandemic left many of


Tips for the Week of April 17, 2023

April 13, 2023 by CETL Staff | Monday Motivations

Flexible Late Policy Reduces Stress for Students and Faculty   Guest Post by Dr. Samantha Dressel, Department of English  In my classes, I have a no-questions-asked extension policy open to all students. Students may request a 1-day, 3-day, or 5-day extension before the deadline of any assignment but can only use each of these extensions


Tips for the Week of April 10, 2023

April 6, 2023 by CETL Staff | Monday Motivations

Let’s Get Loud: The Sound of Learning  We know that active learning is effective, but what does it sound like in the classroom? Germano and Nicholls (2020) challenge us to think about the “acoustics” of good pedagogy, or what a classroom with active, engaged students actually sounds like. Rather than a lengthy solo performed by


ChatGPT in the Classroom: An Ongoing Conversation

April 3, 2023 by CETL Staff | CETL Events

The CETL would like to thank everyone who joined our open faculty discussions about AI and ChatGPT in the classroom this past week. We are especially grateful to Dr. Erik Linstead, an expert in Machine Learning from Chapman’s Fowler School of Engineering, for providing some crucial background knowledge about AI and helping to facilitate these


Tips for the Week of April 3, 2023

March 29, 2023 by CETL Staff | Monday Motivations

Professional Development? But I’m Already a Good Teacher!  According to Goobler (2019), most academics still receive little to no preparation for teaching in their graduate programs. And, although pedagogical coaching services and resources are available through teaching and learning centers like CETL, Mintz (2022) argues that most faculty don’t take advance of these services because

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