This summer, the CETL will be presenting one tip per week, to provide a more in-depth discussion of evidence-based teaching practices. If there are specific topics you would like to see CETL explore, please let us know! We also welcome guest posts from faculty who have a teaching tip they would like to share with
This summer, the CETL will be presenting one tip per week, focusing on a teaching practice or strategy in more depth. If there are any topics you’d like to see us explore, please let us know! We also welcome guest posts from faculty who have a tip they would like to share with their colleagues.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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