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TFSC: Faculty Teaching Improvement Grant and Research in Teaching Grant Poster Session

The All Faculty Dead Day Luncheon, sponsored by the Wally Cordes Teaching and Faculty Support Center (TFSC), concluded with a poster session that featured winners of the 2017-2018 Teaching Improvement Grants and Teaching in Research Grants.

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Faculty Spotlight: Using Games to Teach History

Dr. Jim Gigantino, Department Chair and Associate Professor of History, discussed his successful use of games in teaching historical events and ideas during a History Department Series on Teaching. The game series that he uses is called “Reacting to the...

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TFSC: Calvin White, Wally Cordes Chair Discussion on “Classroom Lessons Learned”

Dr. Calvin White Jr., Associate Dean of Humanities & Associate Professor of History, led a discussion on “Classroom Lessons Learned” at the April Wally Cordes Chair Discussion. Dr. White discussed the 8 main lessons he has learned through his years of...

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TIPS for Teaching with Technology: Service Learning and TIPS for Teaching with Technology

Are you interested in Service Learning? Are you unsure how you might incorporate it into your classroom? There are a variety of technologies that can help you to easily incorporate Service Learning activities in your class.

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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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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...

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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...

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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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