Category Archives: Pedagogy

Welcoming and Supporting Students During Office Hours

Some content for this article was adapted from a submission to the Teaching Tips Consortium of the POD Network by Judy Ableser, Director Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Oakland University. For many years, a major part of my … Continue reading

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Are effective group work assignments possible?

How often have you heard things like: “Oh no, not another group assignment!” from students? Or from faculty, “Why don’t group projects go the way I intend?” We know that valuable transferable job skills are learned during group work and … Continue reading

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Micropublishers

Creating web-based documents, presentations, infographics, or flyers does not require learning how to create an entire web site. Creating a website involves the creation of multiple pages, deciding how to organize that material so that your viewers navigate through it, … Continue reading

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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) at UVM

Ever wonder if your curricular and instructional changes are achieving their desired outcomes? Curious about how students are approaching a complex assignment outside of class? Want to know what would make your class more engaging for students? These are the … Continue reading

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Thinking About the Start of the Semester

As the air outside starts to cool, we begin to focus on the Fall semester and introducing our courses to the incoming class of students. You might be wondering what to keep in mind for the first day. Traditionally, students sit … Continue reading

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Putting the Student Hat Back On

“When the Teacher Becomes the Student” is an interesting, short read from Maryellen Weimer, PhD of Faculty Focus. Her 2 take-aways are: I would almost guarantee that if you struggle to learn something in a course other than your own, it … Continue reading

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The Outcomes of Using Collaborative Learning Experiences to Support Student Success

This post is contributed by Dr. Ellen McShane, Director of Academic Success Programs at UVM On December 11, 2015, I posted a discussion of peer-to-peer collaborative learning experiences implemented through Academic Success Programs (ASP) at UVM. I promised to share … Continue reading

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Fostering a Comfortable Classroom Environment

It’s that time of year again when faculty are thinking about how to better engage their students in the classroom. The first class meeting can often set the tone for the whole semester, and establishing norms for classroom interactions goes … Continue reading

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New STEM Mentoring Seminar Announced

Conducting research can be a transformative experience for undergraduate students, especially when their research supervisor serves as an effective mentor. We invite you to join us for a 10-hr faculty seminar, beginning in late August, that examines how faculty can … Continue reading

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Sustainability GenEd News and Events

Some big news for sustainability at UVM: on Monday, March 9th, UVM’s Faculty Senate passed the resolution to require all undergraduate students entering UVM in Fall 2015 to meet the General Education Sustainability Learning Outcomes (SLO).  While this is a … Continue reading

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