by Nathan Loewen, Department of Religious Studies What is this? Have you tried using a basic computer web camera to capture conversations in a classroom? Prof. Loewen has experimented with
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Discord App Adds Options for Remote Learning & Teamwork
by Nathan Loewen, Faculty Technology Liaison & Department of Religious Studies Someone responded to the survey for Last Week’s Teaching in 2020 with a comment about the Discord app. It
Academic Support in Our New Online Context
By Amy Dayton, Department of English Many faculty members rely on UA’s academic support programs to provide students with the individualized help they need outside of class. Despite the current
Supporting Successful Graduate Thesis and Dissertation Projects
by Delores M. Robinson, Geological Sciences How do we best help our graduate students graduate on time? This is a question the Department of Geological Sciences asked ourselves in 2013.
Teaching Graduate Students: The Public Value of Their Work
by John Giggie, Department of History In this faculty blog on graduate teaching, I would like to share a few observations on possible ways to help graduate students in American
Why Workshops Matter for Professionalization, Productivity, and Life!
by Jenny Shaw, Department of History One of the most important skills graduate students learn is how to receive, assimilate, and act on feedback from peers and mentors. Often, as
Mentoring Graduate Students and Uncertain Job Markets
Mentoring Graduate Students in an Age of Uncertainty by Holly Grout, Department of History Mentoring graduate students is one of the most rewarding, as well as one of the most
For Graduate Students: Preparing to Teach
by Jessica Porter, Office of Educational Technology (eTech) As a graduate teaching assistant, you play an important role in the University of Alabama teaching community. The information and resources on
Diversity in Field Research
In their recent posts, Jo Weaver and Chris Lynn considers how field work effects the family and how it’s difficult to teach because it depends more on relationships than technical know-how.
Mentoring Graduate Teaching Assistants
As the supervising faculty member, you have the opportunity to shape your graduate teaching assistants’ development as educators, as well as how they support your role as the professor. We asked