by Jessica Porter, Office of Educational Technology (eTech) The first class meeting is an opportunity to clarify your goals and expectations for the course and to get acquainted with your
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Students’ Opinions Instruction are In! Now What?
by Nathan Loewen, Department of Religious Studies Sometimes there is a considerable difference between a professor’s evaluation of a course and those of the students. The divergence can work in
Lurkers, Surfers, and Free-riders: Is Under-Participation a Problem?
by Nathan Loewen, Department of Religious Studies The group project regularly begets under-participation. No student situation in college teaching better illustrates the free-rider phenomenon. Perhaps Homer Simpson demonstrates the free-rider phenomenon best. Individuals
How to Get Away with Murder, or How to Kill Student Participation
by Nathan Loewen, Department of Religious Studies There is a television show on ABC where a professor takes five students under the wing. The teacher is charismatic, unconventional and named Professor Keating. The
Establishing Classroom Culture
A healthy classroom culture requires more than routines and procedures. It also involves balancing your authority as the instructor, maximizing classroom efficiency, and motivating students to achieve. Holly Grout, a