July 25, 2015 No comments exist

This post focuses on the topic late assignments. Situations vary considerably, so a policy of “no late papers” may work well in one situation, but not another. In this blog Bonnie Mullinix, Jacaranda Educational Development, reports the results of work with faculty members in a Learning Community pertaining to the topic of policies on late papers/assignments. She also provides some guiding themes to consider when considering policies related to assignment deadlines.

June 25, 2015 No comments exist

This post focuses on the topic of “wait time” and student responses. The concept of posing a question and waiting for students to respond can be as nerve wracking for you as the instructor as it is for the students…maybe even more stressful for you. In this blog, Lisa Tsay, Saginaw Valley State University, discusses the concept of wait time and some strategies to increase student responses in the classroom.

June 12, 2015 No comments exist

Jeffrey W. Murray, Assistant Professor Department of Focused Inquiry Virginia Commonwealth University As I began compiling materials to apply for promotion last summer, I thought to include a statement of teaching philosophy. I began by inspecting the statement I’d written when applying for my current position almost ten years ago. To my mild horror, it…

May 29, 2015 No comments exist

Billie Franchini Interim Director, Institute for Teaching, Learning and Academic Leadership University at Albany-SUNY As instructors, we feel responsible for helping our students write better, and we believe that offering feedback is essential to improvement. But did you know that the amount of feedback is less important than the type of feedback students receive? In…