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TFSC: Chris Shields, Wally Cordes Chair Discussion, Student Engagement

Chris Shields, faculty member of the Sociology and Criminology Department in the Fulbright College spoke with faculty about engaging students in the classroom and online.

Shields started the discussion with the reminder that we are here teaching because we love engaging with our students.

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TFSC: Donna Graham, Wally Cordes Chair Discussion “This is Not My First Rodeo”

Donna Graham, faculty member in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences, led a discussion called “This is Not My First Rodeo”  in which she discussed navigating the changing expectations of students at the University. In this...

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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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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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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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