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TIPS for Teaching with Technology: Using Video in the Flipped/Blended Classroom

Have you thought about incorporating more video in your classroom? Have you thought about exploring a flipped or blended class? Matt Gerner led a workshop on the flipped classroom and creating a video database that could be used with a course.

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TFSC: Janet Forbess, Wally Cordes Chair Discussion on “Creating a Climate of Welcome, Community, and Accountability”

 Janet Forbess,  instructor in the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation, led the Wally Cordes Chair Discussion on “Creating a Climate of Welcome, Community, and Accountability.” Forbess emphasized building a sense of community in the class to help increase engagement and accountability among the students.

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Baum Teaching Workshop: John A. White, Jr.

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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TFSC: Lorraine Brewer, Wally Cordes Chair Discussion on “Refocusing Our Distracted Students: From Civil Inattention to Engaged Exploration”

 Lorraine Brewer gave a presentation titled, “Refocusing Our Distracted Students: From Civil Inattention to Engaged Exploration,” at the Wally Cordes Chair Discussion sponsored by the TFSC. One thing she emphasized was that there have always been...

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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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Sociology and Criminology Teaching Excellence Series: Creating Safe Spaces for Dissenting Views

Lynn Meade, instructor of communications, gave a presentation at the Sociology and Criminology Teaching Excellence series titled, “Creating Safe Spaces for Dissenting Views.” In this presentation, Meade focused on the difference between creating...

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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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