Rethinking How We Teach Pathophysiology: Bringing Games and Simulations into the Classroom

by Megan Lippe, Capstone College of Nursing Which sounds like a more exciting way to learn about the functions of the immune system: listening to an instructor lecture for three hours or playing a game of Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest? I would imagine most individuals would prefer the board game option. That is […]

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Call For Proposals: UA System Scholars Institute

The University of Alabama System invites you to submit a proposal to present at the 2018 UA System Scholars Institute, to be held May 10 and 11, 2018 in Birmingham, Alabama at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The Institute seeks individual and group proposals for lecture, panel, hands-on, poster, and roundtable sessions related to technology […]

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Applications Open for ELO Course Designation

Instructional faculty and staff interested in distinguishing their Summer and Fall 2018 course as an Experiential Learning Opportunity (ELO) are invited to apply now for the ELO Course Designation. Courses utilizing UA’s six best practices of experiential learning will receive the designation. The ELO Course Designation will assist students in identifying high- quality experiential learning […]

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Texthelp Technology Solutions for Reading, Writing, Language Learning, and Math

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by Melissa Green, Emerging Technology and Accessibility The FRC Faculty Technology Showcase is a great place to learn how faculty are using technology to enhance learning, conduct research, and increase professional productivity. This year’s Showcase also marks the launch of the Texthelp tools now freely available to UA students, faculty, staff, and departments. Texthelp offers […]

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Applications Open for Service-Learning Fellowship

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Interested in creating meaningful service-learning opportunities? The Faculty Fellows in Service-Learning Program is a one-year fellowship designed to help faculty create learning experiences that promote citizenship, social responsibility, and community engagement. Sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility, the program aims to integrate the philosophy, pedagogy, and process of service learning into the UA […]

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Marshmallow Launchers Spur Student Writing

by Donna Branyon, Department of English For the final project in EN 102 (freshman composition) and EN 319 (technical writing), we do versions of the marshmallow launcher project. Students are presented with an imaginary rhetorical situation: The UA Writing Center provides snacks for clients and consultants. They would like to be known as the most […]

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Applications Open for Learning in Action Fellowship

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Through a competitive application process, Learning in Action supports faculty and staff interested in designing and implementing best-practices experiential learning opportunities (ELOs) to support undergraduates’ problem-solving skills. Selected participants will design, implement and assess an ELO over the course of an academic year meet with national experiential learning experts; participate in a professional learning community […]

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Faculty Technology Showcase

Sponsored by the Faculty Resource Center, the Faculty Technology Showcase highlights the many ways technology is being used across campus. You’ll learn how faculty are using technology to enhance learning, conduct research, and increase professional productivity. Drop by for an hour or stay for the full event. This is a great opportunity to meet with […]

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