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Faculty Spotlight: “Give Me a Good Wrong Answer”

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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Faculty Spotlight: “What Evidence Would Change Your Mind?” Using Critical Thinking in the Classroom

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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Faculty Spotlight: “I Expect…” and “You Can Expect…” – Syllabus Expectations

  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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Faculty Spotlight: Facts, Values, or Rhetoric – Activity for Evaluating Arguments

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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Faculty Spotlight: Using Starfish to Give Kudos to Students

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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TFSC: Open Educational Resources

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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TFSC: “Scholarship of Teaching & Learning: Practical Teaching Ideas based on Research”

Jenna Cambria, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology in the Educational Statistics and Research Methods Program for the College of Education and Health Professions, gave a presentation titled, “Scholarship of Teaching & Learning: Practical Teaching...

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Faculty Spotlight: “Beyoncé and Black Feminism” – Designing and Developing Your Dream Course

Dr. Constance Bailey, Assistant Professor of English/African American Studies, gave a talk on her experiences with developing her course “Beyoncé and Black Feminism”  for the Department of English’s Pedagogy Lunch Series. During this talk Dr. Bailey...

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How to Receive Alerts from Blackboard Via Text Message

Sometimes it’s much more convenient to get your notifications on your phone instead of logging in to Blackboard on a computer. One way to do that is through text messages. These instructions will make it possible to receive text message alerts from Blackboard.

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