Category Archives: Teaching

Adjusting to Mask-Optional Teaching

Contributed by the CTL Director, Susanmarie Harrington Provost Prelock announced that as of Saturday, March 19, masks are now optional in most indoor locations at UVM. The policy change announcement acknowledged the ways in which students, faculty, and staff have … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Yellowdig in a Biochemistry Course (with Some Unexpected Results)

Contributed by CTL Faculty Associate, Laura Almstead, Plant Biology; Nutrition & Food Sciences An introductory biochemistry course isn’t the first class you’d think of when considering classes where a discussion board could be used. This is a course I’ve taught … Continue reading

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A Case for Teaching the Hidden Curriculum

Written by Jen Garrett-Ostermiller Introduction to the Series: “A Case for Teaching the Hidden Curriculum” This is an introductory post where we explore the academic challenges college students face, created and exacerbated by Covid, and kicks off a series titled … Continue reading

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What Teaching Modifications Should We Keep After the Pandemic? Ask Your Students!

Contributed by Allison Anacker Psychological Science, CTL Faculty Associate As we near the end of this unprecedented academic year, with the promise of something resembling “normal” in the fall, it’s a good time for reflection. We’ve made monumental changes in … Continue reading

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Take-Home Messages from Listening to Students

Contributed by Laura Almstead, Plant Biology; Nutrition & Food Sciences; CTL Faculty Associate I was prompted to write this blog piece after reading the responses to a mid-semester survey and reflecting on input I’d received through one-on-one conversations with students. … Continue reading

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Online Proctoring Tools: Balancing Academic Integrity with Student Access and Privacy

By Dianna Murray-Close With the recent move to remote teaching, faculty have raised questions about how they can ensure academic integrity when students take exams online. Concerns include students taking the exam together, exam questions being broadly shared with future … Continue reading

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Career Readiness Modules for Blackboard

Written by guest blogger Sarah Heath, UVM Associate Director of the Career Center Workforce outcomes (aka: good jobs) are, research confirms, “far and away, the driving motivation for pursuing post-secondary education across all ages, races, and degree types” (D’Amico, 2018). … Continue reading

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Take a Podcast Breather

We welcome you to bring your lunch and listen to some fresh ideas about teaching with us. Our Friday Listening Series Brown Bag is an opportunity to take a break for an hour with colleagues and listen to Bonni Stachowiak’s … Continue reading

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The Power of Five Minutes

I’ve been observing the red squirrels in my woods as they live up to the verb of their names – squirreling away food in anticipation of the upcoming winter months (they particularly love to “store” birdseed in my perennial beds, … Continue reading

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Hold That Thought! Helping Students Choose Research Topics

Written by guest blogger Trina Magi, UVM Reference & Instruction Librarian This is the first in an occasional series of posts by UVM Librarians that addresses information literacy and using library resources in teaching. Students often believe that research begins … Continue reading

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