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Monthly Archive for October, 2014

With the semester half over, many students may be experiencing the dreaded mid-semester slump.  However, there are tons of great activities you, as the instructor, can incorporate into your classroom to pull students back in.  In Teaching What You Don’t Know, Therese Huston notes multiple wonderful activities that instructors can have on-hand to nip lackluster […]

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Fall Break with the Kaneb Center

This Fall Break, take a BREAK and FALL into a good book!  What better way to spend Fall Break than with one of the many books on teaching and learning from the Kaneb Center’s extensive library?  If you have a specific pedagogical question, we can also help guide you to some helpful selections. Beyond brushing up […]

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How to Construct a Midterm

With midterm exams just around the corner, it is important to begin thinking about test construction.  Regardless of question format (multiple choice, short answer, essay, etc.), the best tests are constructed using “backwards design.”  This assessment philosophy is driven by well-developed learning goals/objectives (for either a teaching unit, course, or program) that state with clarity […]

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Were you unable to attend the faculty panel on different types of institutions? Don’t worry! Check out the workshop recap below: Panelists: Cassie Majetic, Assistant Professor of Biology at St. Mary’s Kelcey Parker, Associate Professor of English at Indiana University South Bend Zachary Schultz, Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Notre […]

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