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I want to update my teaching documentation over the break, but I’m not sure how to document student engagement in my courses. What counts as “evidence” and how can I show that students really love my courses? -Beloved Prof Dear Beloved Prof, Documenting your teaching...

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Dear Buried Alive, Don’t worry! There are lots of small tricks you can use right now to get that pile of student work graded and off your desk. Here are 6 of our favorites… 1. If you are grading student exams, work on individual sections or questions across all...

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Dear Faculty Commons, We’re at the mid-semester hump and my students’ attitudes have become lackluster. How can I reinvigorate their learning experience? –Stuck in the Doldrums Dear Stuck, There are several ways you can reinvigorate your course. For example you...

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Attendance is a very important element of my course. I enforce a strict policy, but with so many students per section, it can be time-consuming. I see that I can record attendance in Canvas.  Alternatively, I was thinking of creating an assignment for each class which...