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Active Learning & Metacognition

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Research indicates that students who engage actively with course content – by asking and answering questions, discussing issues and presenting ideas, applying and synthesizing their knowledge, etc. – perform better and retain their knowledge longer than those who passively listen to lectures or…

Creating a Community of Inquiry in Online Classes

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An educational community of inquiry is a group of people who work together to develop personal meaning and reinforce mutual understanding via critical dialogue and reflection. Creating a community of inquiry in your online courses can lead to highly engaging and meaningful learning experiences. In…

Trauma-Informed Pedagogy

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This resource was developed by Anita Chari, Associate Professor of Political Science, 2020-21 Provost’s Teaching Fellow, and the Trauma-Informed Pedagogy CAIT (Communities Accelerating the Impact of Teaching) facilitated by Dr. Chari.

Flexible, Equitable Access to Course Content During COVID

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The University of Oregon’s Academic Council states that, for fall 2021, “Instructors should ensure that absent students have equitable access to course content” and “clear communication and make-up protocols in place for students to follow if students are going to be or have been absent.” What…

Bringing Remote Teaching Strategies Forward to In-Person Classes

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To engage students in remote learning, many instructors adopted new strategies or innovated existing practices in creative ways.  As we transition forward to in-person classrooms again, we can bring many remote teaching strategies along with us, providing us a bevy of dynamic options for…

Preventing and Fixing Accessibility Issues in Your Canvas Course

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This guide will walk you through addressing possible accessibility issues in your Canvas course.

Acknowledging Ongoing Impacts of Racialized Violence

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The past year has been a painful one marked by the continuation of racialized violence perpetuated against Black people and other people of color. For many, the trial of ex-police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd resurfaces deep grief, anger, and pain, and the recent killing of…

Designing for Academic Integrity

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Faculty have used four main assessment strategies to strengthen academic integrity, regardless of teaching modality:  Scaffolding assignments is a key way to both enhance learning and deter academic misconduct.  Because scaffolding provides a number of touchpoints before submitting for summative…

Communicating for Academic Integrity

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The communication practices below have been instrumental for many faculty and graduate student instructors in supporting greater academic integrity in their classes. Reflect on what we believe about students and why they engage in academic misconduct, as our beliefs influence the tone and…