Below is the text-only version of the January 2020 Faculty Commons Newsletter.

The new year is a great time to reflect on last year’s highs (and lows) and make a plan for improvement. While you are making both your professional and personal resolutions, Faculty Commons is doing the same!

Here’s a look at our top 10 most-read articles from 2019 to help inspire your 2020 teaching:


Canvas best practices to improve student engagement
Sep. 30, 2019 | Time to read: 3.5 minutes


Quandary Corner: To Turn-it-in, or not to Turn-it-in?
Mar. 21, 2019 | Time to read: 2 minutes


Why do students choose to take online courses?
Apr. 15, 2019 | Time to read: 2 minutes


Welcome and welcome back!
Aug. 21, 2019 | Time to read: 1 minute


Grading tips and tricks to get you to the finish line
Nov. 18, 2019 | Time to read: 2.5 minutes


Zoom into the new year!
Jan. 23, 2019 | Time to read: 1 minute


Introducing the Digital Publishing and Scholarship Team at the UD Library
May 14, 2019 | Time to read: 2.45 minutes


Quandary Corner: Laptops in the Classroom
Apr. 15, 2019 | Time to read: 3 minutes


UD Capture and Canvas: Closer integration offers new benefits
Jan. 22, 2019 | Time to read: 2 minutes


September 2019 Teaching To-do list
Aug. 21, 2019 | Time to read: 2 minutes


Self-study draft feedback and ongoing work about program outcomes

The Middle States Self-Study chapter drafts will be available for input from our community members by the end of March. Prior to that, everyone (students, faculty, and staff) is also encouraged to submit feedback as part of the campus wide survey efforts.

Complete the survey.

Open call for proposals for SIT sessions

This year the Summer Institute on Teaching (SIT) planning team is soliciting proposals for sessions at SIT 2020. We encourage educators at UD to submit proposals for sessions that will inform others about your exciting, interesting, and effective educational practices. Proposals are due February 15.

Learn more and submit your proposal.

WIL 2020: January 28 – 30

This year’s Winter Institute on Learning (WIL) is a new initiative focused on educational goals and accompanying assessment plans for all degree granting programs at UD. While registration is currently closed, CTAL welcomes to opportunity to work with programs who are unable to attend the event at a future date.

Learn more about this program.


Roundtable: Testing Tools and Environments that Foster Integrity

February 14

Learn more and register.

Discovering Learning Experiences Online

Winter 2020

Delivering Learning Experiences Online (DLEO) is a 7-week online course designed to assist faculty who are transitioning to teaching online.

Learn more about DLEO.

Problem-Based Learning

January 8 – 10

Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is a three-day workshop for educators interested in learning about problem-based learning, both in its classic form and recent variations.

Register for PBL!

Summer Institute on Teaching 2020

June 3 & 4

See what we’ve got planned.


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