Category Archives: Teaching

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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Hybrid Course Initiative Program – Accepting Applications for May 2015 Cohort

Applications are now being accepted for the May 2015 cohort of the UVM Hybrid Course Initiative program (phase 3). The deadline for applying is Monday, March 23rd at 5pm! Please follow this link to learn more about the program and … Continue reading

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Universal Design for Learning and Kolb’s Learning Theory

Recently, a new faculty member asked me about how David Kolb’s Learning Styles, that developed out of his Experiential Learning Theory, and the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) intersect or relate to course design. Why and when would … Continue reading

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“Why I asked my students to put their laptops away.”

This is an interesting read by Clay Shirky, a professor at New York University. “Why I just asked my students to put their laptops away.” Shirky holds a joint appointment as an Associate Arts Professor at the Interactive Telecommunications Program … Continue reading

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Publisher Tools Now Available on Blackboard

UVM’s Blackboard now has tools that allow instructors to connect their courses to publishers’ online textbook materials and assessments. In the past, publishers sometimes offered “course cartridges” to place publisher materials into your Blackboard course space. Recently, however, they’ve been … Continue reading

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Last Call for Applications – Hybrid Course Initiative

Applications are now being accepted for the UVM Hybrid Course Initiative program (phase 3). The deadline is Monday, November 3rd at 5pm! Read more about teaching hybrid courses, about the initiative, and the benefits in applying to teach one of these courses.  

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Exploring Contemplative Practices in Higher Education

This fall, the CTL sponsored a book group exploring contemplative teaching/learning methods. The book, Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning (Barbezat and Bush, 2013), describes a pedagogy that is based on long-established meditative practices … Continue reading

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‘Twas Ever Thus

[The professor’s] only difficulty … was to get [students] to talk at all. He had to devise schemes to find what they were thinking about and induce them to risk criticism from their fellows. — The Education of Henry Adams … Continue reading

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Five Tips for the First Day

Tip #1: Learn names. Jonathan Leonard (CDAE) makes the effort to learn every student’s name, even when he has hundreds of students. His strategy is to open the class roster page in Banner and display the students’ photos and, while … Continue reading

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Our Common Ground

Recently, President Sullivan announced a new award to recognize staff “who exemplify the qualities of the University of Vermont’s Our Common Ground, the statement of aspirations and shared values for the UVM Community.” In part, this new award seeks to … Continue reading

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