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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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Faculty Spotlight: Using Images to Enhance Student Reflection

Dr. Kate Shoulders, Associate Professor of Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences, gave a presentation titled “A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words: Using Google Images to...

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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: John Norwood, Wally Cordes Chair Discussion on Teaching Related Challenges

John Norwood, April 2018 Wally Cordes Chair and Professor of Accounting in the Walton College of Business, led a discussion on teaching-related challenges such as attendance, exams, grades and having fun in the classroom. In this discussion, Professor Norwood talked...

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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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TFSC: “Academic Integrity at UA: Some Faculty Perceptions”

Paul Cronan, Professor and M. D. Matthews Endowed Chair in Information Systems for Walton College of Business, and Chris Bryson, Executive Director of Academic Initiatives and Integrity, gave a presentation titled “Academic Integrity at UA: Some Faculty...

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TFSC: Ed Clausen, Wally Cordes Chair Discussion on Engaging Students in the Large Classroom

Ed Clausen, March 2018 Wally Cordes Chair, Associate Department Head, and Professor in the College of Engineering, led a discussion on engaging students in the large classroom titled, “How Can We Reach Students, Particularly in Large Classrooms?” In this...

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TFSC: Using Copyrighted Material in the Physical or Virtual Classroom

Lora Lennertz, Director for Academic and Research Services for the University of Arkansas Libraries, gave a presentation titled “Using Copyrighted Material in the Physical or Virtual Classroom.” Lennertz, who has 35 years of experience working with...

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