Category Archives: Teaching

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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Screencasting: What and Why?

Screencasting is a technique that allows you to record everything that happens on your computer screen then turn that recording into a video. Not very exciting, right? But think about all the things you do on your computer. More importantly, … Continue reading

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Online Course Teaching Tip

Thank you to Katherine Merrill, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics & Statistics, for contributing this post. As an avid learner, I have always been amazed at students who think that the instructor is solely responsible for their learning. And this is … 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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