The Disappearing Student: How We Can Support Students Battling Depression and Anxiety

person sitting alone in a long, empty hallway

by Lauren S. Cardon, Department of English A familiar situation? Many of us have encountered students who follow a certain pattern: they begin the semester as full participants in the class, turning in assignments on time, and then all of a sudden disappear. They may trickle off­­ — missing a class here and there first […]

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12 Inclusive Syllabus Suggestions from the Critical Digital Pedagogy Workgroup, Plus…

Welcome

by Nathan Loewen, Department of Religious Studies Our syllabi are among the first points of contact with our students. And if the scholarship showing that students’ first impressions of our courses typically last for the entire semester, then we should pay attention to how the syllabus is a crucial document. An ad-hoc group of 21 faculty […]

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2019 System Scholars Institute: Alabama Demographics, Collaboration, Academic Integrity, Online Services, and Diversity

Dr. Charles Nash opens the 2019 system scholars institute

by Nathan Loewen, Department of Religious Studies The University of Alabama at Huntsville hosted the 12th annual System Scholars’ Institute, established by the Academic and Student Affairs department of the UA System office. UAH kindly posted all the available contents of the 15 presentations, keynote and plenary address. Here are five worth reviewing in-depth: 1. […]

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Repost: How to Foster an Inclusive Classroom with a Constitution

Two UK post boxes on a brick wall

by Nathan Loewen, Department of Religious Studies In Fall 2018, Cathy Davidson invited me to repost from the Teaching Hub to the HASTAC (Humanities and Sciences Technology and Collaborative) site. And so I am returning the favor this semester by reposting something I promised to write for HASTAC: “To follow up on my promise from last year, […]

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Inclusive Campus Breakfast

Sponsored by Crossroads Community Center, the Inclusive Campus Breakfast covers topics such as Inclusive classroom teaching practices Student diversity and dialogue initiatives Supporting trans students, faculty, and staff African American History Month (February) All Breakfast Dates January 11 February 1 March 1 April 5 May 3 Location: Anderson Room, 3125 Ferguson Center […]

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“The Other Side of the Lectern: Students on Diversity and Inclusion”

Student-Led Intercultural Competency Panel “The Other Side of the Lectern: Students on Diversity and Inclusion” Lunch: Friday, April 14, 12-1 p.m. Faculty member: Norm Baldwin Student panelist: Katie Jane Childs and Vic Harris We hope you can join us for four Spring 2017 teaching workshops on promoting diversity and inclusion in the classroom. At 37,000 students and counting, […]

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“Notions of Identity in the Classroom”

“Notions of Identity in the Classroom” Coffee hour: Wednesday, March 8, 4-5 p.m. Faculty member: Utz McKnight Student panelist: Lizzie Emerson and Andrea Dobynes We hope you can join us for four Spring 2017 teaching workshops on promoting diversity and inclusion in the classroom. At 37,000 students and counting, the University of Alabama may not be the biggest […]

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“Sneaking Diversity into the Classroom”

“Sneaking Diversity into the Classroom” Breakfast: Thursday, February 16, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Faculty member: Chris Roberts Student panelist: Mary Virginia Ireland We hope you can join us for four Spring 2017 teaching workshops on promoting diversity and inclusion in the classroom. At 37,000 students and counting, the University of Alabama may not be the biggest place students will ever live, but […]

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“Thinking Intersectionally with Disability”

Thinking Intersectionally with Disability” Lunch: Friday, January 20, 12-1 p.m. Faculty member: Nirmala Erevelles Student panelist: Shaun Castle We hope you can join us for four Spring 2017 teaching workshops on promoting diversity and inclusion in the classroom. At 37,000 students and counting, the University of Alabama may not be the biggest place students will ever live, […]

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