Experienced teachers may have learned on the job and found an approach or style that works with most students. But in higher ed, pedagogical best practices are always changing—so must the way teachers teach. This course is designed to tackle some of the more difficult teaching challenges in a concentrated way and breathe new life into mid-career teachers’ classrooms.
Learn how to formulate critical thinking-related student learning outcomes, design learning activities, and assignments that will help students achieve increasingly advanced outcomes through your course, and assess your students’ critical thinking skills using both objective items and student-created work.
By focusing on exercises that make the benefits of good note-taking plain to students, you will learn tools that are not just instructional but also motivational—designed to get your students to care about a subject they might otherwise find uninspiring.
Using an innovative decision-tree format, you’ll gain important insights and valuable suggestions on your current policy toward plagiarism. The program covers policy changes that are consistent with both your principles and the best interests of your students.
This is a scenario-based program that explores different perspectives on the subject of extra credit. Narrated illustrations present the debate through the eyes of “typical” faculty members, helping you develop a more comprehensive understanding of extra credit’s pros and cons.
This interactive program is a collaborative-learning program designed for groups of faculty, working together with a facilitator. It illustrates common student grievances about their grades, and provides effective strategies to turn discussions about them in a positive direction.
Underprepared students arrive unable to handle the rigors of college academics. Learn to identify underprepared student and which strategies to implement to get them college-ready. Unburden your students of the bad habits they acquired in high school, and give them a better chance for college success.
Increase college-level underprepared students’ chances for success and create a more satisfying classroom environment for them and you. In this program, you will learn proven strategies not only for getting students to perform to your expectations, but also for fine-tuning your pedagogy to improve their chances for success.
Certified Student Leader: Communication for Changemakers is an online course designed to bridge the gap between participatory leadership skills and communication skills, teaching students the behaviors and practices necessary to producing positive change. This course will help students understand how to transform big ideas into concrete action.
Discover a set of time-management techniques that can help you get the upper hand on your workload, see how to adapt proven “offline” feedback strategies to the online classroom, and get a detailed look at one feedback tool that can completely change the “time spent/quality delivered” equation in your favor.
Learn the best practices for accelerating the progress at your institution and ensure that your mentoring program becomes an indispensable asset in hiring and nurturing outstanding teaching talent. Make the best use of your school's resources for attracting and retaining exceptional talent, and reinvigorating faculty and administrators already on staff.
This self-paced online financial literacy course will help students build financial health and avoid financial messes that can derail important life goals like college graduation. Financial Fundamentals for Students provides a solid foundation to help students navigate personal finance basics.
This online, on-demand course will give grad students, teaching assistants, and new faculty the information and confidence they need to be an effective college instructor. Learn how to effectively design a course, create exams, manage content, increase student engagement, deal with common classroom challenges, evaluate learning, and more.