Innovations in Teaching and Learning: SOTL

Thursday, April 9th from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the College of Aviation atrium, CTLE will be hosting a poster session celebrating the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) as part of Innovations in Teaching and Learning Week. […]

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Good Practice in Education Communicates High Expectations for Learners

Chickering and Gamson’s sixth principle for good practice in undergraduate education highlights the importance of establishing high expectations for student performance.   As the authors state:  Expect more and you will get it. High expectations are important for everyone–for the poorly prepared, for those unwilling to exert themselves, and for the bright and well motivated. [...]

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Principle 5: Good Practice Reflects Diverse Talents and Ways of Learning

The Chickering and Gamson principle in effective undergraduate education we are covering this week is good practice reflects diverse talents and ways of learning.   This principle applies to different abilities as applied to learning as well as various styles of learning.  Additionally we should think of diversity across racial and cultural backgrounds and what [...]

By |January 27th, 2015|Categories: CTLE News|1 Comment

Seven Principles Four – Giving Prompt Feedback

Chickering and Gamson’s fourth principle for good practice in undergraduate education highlights the necessity for students to get prompt feedback on their work.   Faculty are encouraged to evaluate assignments quickly then communicate with students how they did on these assignments. […]

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Gateway Course Redesign with Peer Instruction

Gateway courses are foundational, high-enrollment courses that typically have higher rates of D, F, and W (withdrawal) grades, such as calculus, physics, and required engineering courses like statics, solids, and dynamics.  Here at Embry-Riddle, some refer to them as “killer” courses or “the gauntlet.”  There are several evidence-based teaching strategies that can be used [...]

Best Practices with Student Evaluations of Teaching

Toward the end of each semester, students fill out a survey evaluating your teaching and your course.  There are sometimes difficulties, controversies, and myths and misconceptions revolving around this practice, but there are also a lot of good tips and suggestions for more effectively conducting and interpreting these surveys. […]

By |November 21st, 2014|Categories: CTLE News|Comments Off on Best Practices with Student Evaluations of Teaching

The Power of Multimodal Syllabi

I could make an argument that the most important text that we ask students to read in our courses is the syllabus. It provides directions for the class, an introduction to important content, my policies for a course, and other important messages about who I am as a teacher and what my expectations are for [...]

By |November 20th, 2014|Categories: CTLE News|Comments Off on The Power of Multimodal Syllabi