John A. White, Jr., distinguished professor in the College of Engineering and former University of Arkansas Chancellor, was the keynote speaker at the Baum Teaching Workshop for 2018. Each keynote speaker is the winner of the Nadine and Charles Baum Faculty Teaching...
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Sometimes the most difficult thing in the classroom is getting students to answer questions. Often they are afraid of being wrong, looking stupid, or they are anxious about what the instructor will say or do. Other times they *think* they know the answer but are not...
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Critical Thinking and argumentation are key concepts and skills that we wish to teach our students. Sometimes it is difficult to get students to consider evidence for arguments when their “gut” or emotions are at play. When highlighting the need for...
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The syllabus is often one of the most important documents we craft as faculty members. During a presentation when Lynne Meade was discussing guidelines for student civility during difficult discussions in the classroom, she said she has an “I expect”...
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It is often difficult to get students comfortable with discussing difficult topics. In some cases it is a matter of knowing what is a good reason or a bad reason for accepting an argument for or against a topic. Shauna Morimoto, Vice-Chair and Director of Graduate...
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As instructors we often go out of our way to make sure those students who are struggling are getting the help that they need. One tool that the U of A has is UASuccess. UASuccess “allows faculty, staff, and students to connect to people and services that will...
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In honor of Bikes, Blues, and Barbeque, we give you the “Can’t Connect Blues.”
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Are you interested in learning about Open Educational Resources? Members of the University of Arkansas Open Educational Resources Team gave a presentation titled, “Open Educational Resources & You: Implementing OER in Your Courses What You Need to Know to Do It Now!” for the TFSC New and Not-So-New Faculty Lunch Series.
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TurningPoint features an option to automatically email your students who haven’t completed their registration with instructions on how to do so. It will only email your students with problems, not the ones with completed accounts.
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If you have kids, you’re sure to have seen the Remind app before. It’s used by many a homeroom teacher and baseball coach, but have you ever considered using it in your course?
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