Discussions about the uses and misuses of generative artificial intelligence entered the broader public discourse of the United States in November 2022. The University of Alabama offers a considered response
Category: Preparing to Teach
Teaching Students How to Do College: making the syllabus available
The syllabus is a useful tool for teaching and learning. If you search for ‘syllabus’ on the Teaching Hub (see the ‘magnifying glass’ in the upper-right corner?), you can find
The Rise of ChatGPT Can Make Student Writing Better
by Amy Dayton and Amber Buck, English On campuses across the US, faculty, administrators, and students alike are talking about ChatGPT. If you haven’t heard, ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence
Teaching how to do college: do grades help students learn? Part 2 of 2.
by Lisa Beck, Psychology Another option, especially after having the above “let’s get curious” conversation with students part 1 of my post, may be to creatively remove the grading fixation
Teaching how to do college: do grades help students learn? Part 1 of 2.
by Lisa Beck, Psychology. Do grades help students learn? As a professor, I find myself frequently asking my students some variation of “what is your intention with their work… …
Teaching how to do college: helping students read for learning
Nathan Loewen, Department of Religious Studies Learning to read is a crucial skill for higher education. Student reading has changed due to the shift, and back, from going entirely online.
Teaching how to do college: helping students schedule for success
By Xabier Granja, Modern Languages Over the past fifteen years teaching higher education, I have been struck by the same recurrent issue coming up with new students arriving at university:
Teaching how to do college: effective reading with the SQ5R strategy
By Kaleb Heinrich, Biological Sciences. I didn’t learn to read until I was in graduate school. It wasn’t until then that I learned effective reading strategies that improved my understanding.
Teaching how to do college: clarity in course policies & boundary testing
by Lawrence Cappello, History. Most everyone who has taught at the college level knows that students often test boundaries. Here’s now to get ahead of it. There’s an old joke:
Teaching how to do college: note-taking, Part II
by Matthew LaFevor, Geography. Note taking adds value to in-person learning, which some students question after years of remote classes. Many seem confused about how to take notes in class